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D-Link N300 Wifi Router $5

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  • Jun 5th, 2021 5:49 pm
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Only store pickup, you should include this in your post.
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You can also volunteer with them for a certain number of hours and receive 40% off everything or something like that, and also enough hours and you get a free computer that runs on Ubuntu.
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One of the boys buy 2 of these and make wireless connection of 2. It connect the security system using wireless instead of wire and it work well.

They call it a bridge, but I not know how to setup and the boy not work for us anymore.

Anyone know how to do this? We want to make for storage room.
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MikuGirl wrote: One of the boys buy 2 of these and make wireless connection of 2. It connect the security system using wireless instead of wire and it work well.

They call it a bridge, but I not know how to setup and the boy not work for us anymore.

Anyone know how to do this? We want to make for storage room.
That was weirdly written but I assume you mean you just want to extend WiFi? See if the router has AP mode or range extender mode which basically rebroadcasts the signal from the router connected to the modem. It’ll extend the range but the bandwidth and latency will be highly limited/diminished as it has to be routed through the secondary router, then transmitted back to the first router then the modem.
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1. You still have to connect the 2 routers by wire via ethernet ports (not the WAN port where you connect your modem )
2. In Network settings of the main router connected to your modem, take note of the IP address (usually it is 192.168.0.1 for D-link)
3. In network settings of the second router, change that address to a different one, in the same range for example 192.168.0.2
4. Very important, stlll n network settings of the second router:
- make sure "enable DNS relay" is checked
- "enable DHCP server" is unchecked
5. You can then oroceed to wireless settings on the second router which will provide extra coverage to the surroundings of where it is placed.
6. Reboot or power cycle the second router
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I had 2 of these routers, they are horrible with stock firmware! Do not buy please.
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Buy a mesh network of routers to do this, it is 2021 after all. You will be more happy!
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shayne85 wrote: Buy a mesh network of routers to do this, it is 2021 after all. You will be more happy!
I need Ethernet wire at other end.

Can I load the other software on this router?

ThankYou
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$5 and you could use it as just a GigE switch? Why all the downvotes for price?

Also pretty sure one of the aftermarket firmwares should work too for stability (DDWRT?)

Granted store pickup but if you're in the area...


Not GigE, just 10/100

BTW: I don't have the time to go further, but OP wants a wireless bridge between two routers (easier to setup using something like DDWRT) not a repeater. The routers just act as a media bridge.

https://wiki.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Client_Bridged
Last edited by Kazushi on May 31st, 2021 1:13 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Kazushi wrote: $5 and you could use it as just a GigE switch? Why all the downvotes for price?
,...,..........
If i'm not mistaken, that model Dir-605l has fast ethernet ports (100 mb) not Gigabit (1000 mb) ports. Otherwise, yes for 5 dollars and a few settings it's worth having them to provide extra wireless coverage as well as extra gigabit ethernet ports.
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If you're lucky you can find way more powerful wifi routers at your local thrift store...
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you're right, I google'd the specs and Amazon had a listing (which is a broken link that mentioned 5x GigE ports (but that could have been the description for another model). Edited my other post.
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I would have to be paid to take a d-link router. Once bitten, twice shy. The specs on this unit is so out of date that it would barely qualify as e-waste.
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MikuGirl wrote: One of the boys buy 2 of these and make wireless connection of 2. It connect the security system using wireless instead of wire and it work well.

They call it a bridge, but I not know how to setup and the boy not work for us anymore.

Anyone know how to do this? We want to make for storage room.
Check out here:
https://forum.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Linking_Routers

Both Repeater / Repeater Bridge or Client / Client Bridge work

You need to install DD-WRT in the Repeater or Client to make it work.
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MikuGirl wrote: I need Ethernet wire at other end.

Can I load the other software on this router?

ThankYou
We should get you a thread in Computers and Electronics to discuss your networking needs.

This thread may not last very long here as a purely self-help thread.

Nice find though. I'm going to recommend what others have said, between thrift stores and ebay.ca, you'll find plenty of low cost reasonable performance routers. Many will also support DD-WRT.

God bless, Miku.
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The routers are the ones people throw in the trash or bring to recycling places.
Have a nice day!


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These wireless routers still exist?
I won’t even get them for free.

They are the dialup of wireless connections lol

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