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9y, 6m agoPosted 9 years, 6 months ago
ok...I have ntl cable in my house with a belkin gateway wireless router type thingy...this is fine for using the internet in my room but I also make internet calls and for these I need to be in the room where the router is for a decent quality call.

I also have a 3COM 3CRWDR100A-72 which has a function called WDS which apparently I can rebroadcast the wireless signal...I figured if I placed this half way to my room then calls would be fine. I can get my 3com to pick up the signal but not to rebroadcast it...is it even possible?
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9y, 6m agoPosted 9 years, 6 months ago
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You mean a wireless bridge...

You'd better check whether the routers are definately able to be used as a wireless bridge.

If the 3COM has WDS, then it should be OK, but you'd need to check the Belkin.

It is quite a bit of a ball ache though, and you'd most likely be better off checking through google for guides and such like.
#2
It's a while since I've worked on this type of setup, you are looking for two different functions - you need to bridge your wireless and network and have a repeater to extend the range. From what I remember, it's difficult to get both of these working unless both access points are from the same brand.

I have setup a Belkin wireless bridge, you've not mentioned which Belkin device you have but for my pair I needed to set up the main one with the MAC address of the other device's access point which is probably what you need to try next.

John
#3
it's this one...
http://www.amazon.com/Belkin-F5D9230-4-Wireless-G-Plus-Router/dp/B000E5BKP0

The MAC address thing you mentioned is how I know the 3com is picking it up as when I entered the Belkin Mac address in the WDS section it auto filled the SSID and 11g bits.
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Have you found something similar in the Belkin? With the two Belkins, you only had to fill in the information in the 'master' router, not both.

John

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