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Router Booster problem

Sobeit

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Apr 2, 2009
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West Midlands
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Some Experience
#1
Hi all.
I have a wireless dead spot in the house.
I have a spare D’Link DIR615 router.

I have a ethernet cable running from the back of my Vodafone router into the loft.
I accessed the D’Link, went to wireless manual settings, and entered channel 6 (Vodafone is on 13), identical SsiD, identical security, identical password.

Went to LAN, unticked DHCP and entered a static ip of 192.168.1.50.

Changed router password and saved settings.

Took the router into the loft and plugged in and connected the ethernet to one of the four ports.

I can see one wireless option with the correct SSID but all that happens is devices are searching but never connect.
When I unplug the D'Link all devices connect fine.
Have I missed something/done something wrong?
Ta.
 

Rustys

Joined
Aug 28, 2017
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Here since I am not there
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#2
What is the signal strength?
What operating system and version?
If you move closer to the source can you connect?
Went to LAN, unticked DHCP and entered a static ip of 192.168.1.50.
You did this in the Modem, Router, Computer?
I accessed the D’Link, went to wireless manual settings, and entered channel 6 (Vodafone is on 13), identical SsiD, identical security, identical password.
Some of the newer modem and routers can be set to automatically change channels as needed.

There could be several WiFi signals in the area that could be on that came channel and interfering with your signal.

Copy and pastes the following command into an Administration Command Prompt
netsh wlan show networks mode=bssid > NetworkResults.txt
Look for a file called NetworkResults.txt this will tell you what WiFi signals are in you area, channel and signal strength. This way you can tell which channel you should be using.
 

Tony D

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Malvern, PA (USA)
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#3
The Ethernet cable needs to be in the Internet port, not one of those 4 ports available for computers. I'd change the SSID to something different than your other access point.
 
Joined
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Messages
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Location
West Midlands
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#4
Well, obviously the 'receive e-mail notifications' hasn't worked for me.
None in junk either.

Anyway, thanks for the replies.
Rustys
All settings were changed in the router.
It's not interference. It's as though there is no wireless as soon as I turn the secondary router on.
I've tried the auto channel option.

TonyD
Every tutorial I have seen says to connect the main router to the slave router LAN to LAN.
Only the main router needs the internet feed.
It is then shared via LAN.
This is the tutorial I followed.
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZVIoj8A8Po

It is the exact same router and firmware I am trying to use.
Cheers
N.B. forgive me if I take a while to get back. As I mentioned, the notification isn't working for me.
I've unwatched the topic and rewatched checking the and receive e-mail notifications again so hopefully it will work this time.
 
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