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Old 06-25-2012, 11:26 PM
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Hi Guys,

I have been at this all day its now 12.15am and im now getting fed up n tierd so making silly mistakes now.

Heres the plan i have bought a small shop on the other side of the street from the original shop,the plan is to turn it into a kinda internet hangout place, where holiday makers n ppl can access the internet.

i have a thompson router (can post model later as i can remember) and a Tenda WD300d wireless router/Ap. i want to make a Bridge/access point from one shop to the other but i just can seem to get it to work.

any ideas what i could be missing or if someone feels like it, a general walkthrough guide would be very much appreciated. (my head is so mashed with it all now)

Thank you for any help.

P.S i have an image so you can see what i want but it will not let me upload it .
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Old 06-26-2012, 06:49 AM
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For this to work properly you will need directional antennae on both sides of the road.

What kind of distance do you need to cover?
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Old 06-26-2012, 09:23 AM
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As a bird flys, maybe about 40-50 feet, i have two of the Tenda W300Ds i could swap out the Thompson for one of them.

At the minute the one in the shop can reach the internet Hub but signal is poor, so creating a bridge should work, but it just isnt maybe im missing something
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Old 06-26-2012, 09:37 AM
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Here's a walkthrough from the Tendra site:

http://www.tenda.cn/tendacn/commany/...?articleid=262

If that doesn't work I would not waste any time on it. What you're trying to do is usually achieved with an entirely different class of wireless devices.
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Old 06-26-2012, 09:40 AM
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achieved with an entirely different class of wireless devices??

Like a repeater?
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Old 06-26-2012, 11:54 AM
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No, not repeaters.

Usually, a wireless point-to-point bridge is made with a bit more powerful (and expensive) AP's that have sufficient transmit power, combined with directional/yagi antennae. This allows you to focus your radiation beam towards the other antennae.

The routers you are using now have weak omnidirecional antennae, meaning most of your RF is sent around in a donut shape to provide coverage around the AP.

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/tech/tk72...807f34d3.shtml
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I have a linksys wrt54gl router that I flashed with dd-wrt. I have it configured in "client mode", so it connects wireless to my primary router (cradlepoint mbr-900 but doesn't really matter what it is). I can only connect wired computers to the linksys which is exactly what i want. I could just as easily configure the router as a bridge if I wanted to. Directions for the different configs are here in case you are interested:

http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Tutorials
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