Like every other website on the planet, SmallNetBuilder uses cookies. Our cookies track login status, but we only allow admins to log in anyway, so those don't apply to you. Any other cookies you pick up during your visit come from advertisers, which we don't control.
If you continue to use the site, you agree to tolerate our use of cookies. Thank you!

Router Charts

Click for Router Charts

Router Ranker

Click for Router Ranker

NAS Charts

Click for NAS Charts

NAS Ranker

Click for NAS Ranker

More Tools

Click for More Tools

Wireless How To

Checking it Out

Once you have the 900AP+ programmed, you can unplug it from your LAN and move it to the desired location. Remember that the weakest link in the wireless chain will determine the overall throughput of the repeated connection. You don't want to locate the repeater so far away from your main AP that it has to drop down to a lower speed to maintain connection. On the other hand, if you don't move far enough away, your client may keep trying to hang onto the weak main AP signal, rather than switch to the stronger signal of the repeater.

The 900AP+ doesn't help you much during this process, since its WLAN light constantly flashes wildly away, even with no data flowing through it. And since you can't access the built-in Admin function via wireless connection, you can't use the Site Survey tool that D-Link added in the new firmware.

I ended up using my ORiNOCO card and NetStumbler to tell whether I was associating with the main AP or the 900AP+, since XP's built-in Wireless Network Connection status was no help. I did find that using XP's Connect to Wireless Network function (via View Available Wireless Networks), selecting the network, and clicking the Connect button when I was closer to the 900AP+ than my main AP caused my client to switch over to the 900AP+. I confirmed this via NetStumbler and also by using the Signal Strength indicator in XP's Connection Status window. You should be able to do the same thing using your adapter's client software if you're not running XP, or choose not to use its built-in wireless management functions.

More Wireless

Wi-Fi System Tools
Check out our Wi-Fi System Charts, Ranker and Finder!

Support Us!

If you like what we do and want to thank us, just buy something on Amazon. We'll get a small commission on anything you buy. Thanks!

Over In The Forums

Yesterday I installed the Kamoj v5 add-on with my Voxel firmware v1.0.2.75.2. I had some trouble with the addin and wanted to remove it by reinstallin...
If someone is using this on their local machine on the network, is there anyway of forcing them to use my dns servers or blocking it?
I’m hoping for some insight so I can clarify in my own head. Please bear with me. Both are methods of securing my LAN, both mitigate a dynamic WAN IP ...
Would this work?nvram set FORCE_AUTO_UPGRADE=nnvram commitrebootCC
First of all I love the ax1100. I have had it about a week but my sons Playstation was getting a week signal in his basement room. I got the rtac68u t...

Don't Miss These

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3