The D-Link DWL-800AP+ as a wireless repeater to extend wireless range – Part 7

Monday, January 2nd, 2006

So, according to D-Link there is a short list of access points that the DWL-800AP+ will repeat for. They are all d-link branded access points. It seems that there have been firmware updates to improve the compatibility with more models (of d-link access points.) Some of the incompatibilities have been with WEP encryption from what [...]

The D-Link DWL-800AP+ as a wireless repeater to extend wireless range – Part 6

Monday, January 2nd, 2006

Ok, so here’s the synopsis… I’ve spent the last few articles setting up a D-link DWL-800AP+ as a repeater for a linksys WAP11 (v. 1.1) As of the end of the last entry I had a bit of a problem with WEP but that seems to have been resolved now and here I am to [...]

The D-Link DWL-800AP+ as a wireless repeater to extend wireless range – Part 5

Monday, January 2nd, 2006

So, I set a WEP key on the linksys (WAP11 v. 1.1) and it promptly disappeared… it stopped responding (over the WIRED network) to my wap11gui admin tool. I quickly realized that part of the problem is from having two network cards attached (both in the 192.168.0 range)… disconnect the usb card and reconnect. Then [...]

The D-Link DWL-800AP+ as a wireless repeater to extend wireless range – Part 3

Monday, January 2nd, 2006

So, now that I was “in” the DWL-800AP+ it was time to see if I could set it up as a repeater. I visited the “wireless” tab of the web based configuration and chose Repeater mode instead of AP mode and saw that I would need the Mac address of the access point that I [...]

The D-Link DWL-800AP+ as a wireless repeater to extend wireless range – Part 2

Monday, January 2nd, 2006

For starters, I hooked the D-link DWL-800AP+ up and connected it through a crossover cable to my usb network card. That way I could access it exclusively on one adapter and look online for information with the other adapter, which came in quite handy. The first thing I found was that by default the dwl-800ap+ [...]

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