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Old October 9, 2011, 08:45 AM
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Originally Posted by lsquare View Post
Does the Tomato firmware have the capability to turn a router into a wireless repeater?
Yes it does, so does DD-WRT. It's just that Tomato has much more limited support of devices than DD-WRT, but I found DD-WRT to be a bit temperamental at times.

However, I personally wouldn't use the Wireless Repeater function. It results in only half the bandwidth as the other half is used to connect to the wireless network. Since you have jacks on every floor, just use one of them to plug into the LAN port of the 2nd wireless router. This way it'll act as a switch w/ access point giving you full bandwidth. Just configure the SSID and WPA key to the same. Your devices will connect to whichever AP has better signal strength. Oh and you'll also need to change the LAN IP of the router, so if the default is 192.168.1.1 on the main router, then the 2nd router would be 192.168.1.2
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