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Message 11 of 16

Re: Wireless Roaming with more than one access point

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If you connect to the  second access point with a wireless device, then try to connect back to the home hub 3 wifi, while leaving the second access point powered and connected, you will find that it will not connect.

This has been reported by many people.

 

Which make and model of access point are you using?

 

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Message 12 of 16

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The one I am using to add an additional SSID to is the Netgear WNR1000 v3

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Message 13 of 16

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@dombullion wrote:

The only way is to use a "universal wireless repeated" that works via WDS.


Not WDS, that will not work, you have to use the Universal Wireless Repeater mode.

The home hubs do not support WDS.

 

 

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Message 14 of 16

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is that the one that is done via mac addresses. by joining the mac address it creates a repeater

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Message 15 of 16

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@dombullion wrote:

is that the one that is done via mac addresses. by joining the mac address it creates a repeater


That applies to both types, they both need to know the BSSID of the home hub.

 

On the TP link device, you simply "survey" for your home hub SSID, and the BSSID is filled in automatically.

 

I do not know whether the Negear one has a Universal Repeater mode, sometimes called a range extender.

It was as a result of Anthony`s comments, that I wondered what he was using.

 

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Message 16 of 16

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I don't like wifi extenders as they limit throughput by 50%.
My 2nd AP is a Dlink ap-1353 which is very basic.
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