I hope someone out there can help me with this case. i have tried to contact linksys support without any luck.
This is the mail I sent Linksys support.
I hope you can help me with this problem. I have installed a small
network with some Linksys WAP200E access points. One of the AP's is
acting as a repeater, but it will not repeat any signals. I have added
the correct MAC for the AP to repeat in the repeating AP, and I have
also ticked the 'allow signal to be repeated' and added the MAC of the
repeater on the other AP.
The access points are not "visible" to each other, therefore I have used
an external antenna, but when I read the user guide it says that the
external antenna is only Tx and the Rx is on the internal antenna. Is
this correct? Do the AP's have to face each other for this to work?
Jon, That is correct, the APs will need to face each other. When you connect the external antenna, one of the two internal antennas (TX) is disabled in lieu of the external antenna. The other internal antenna is the receive side and is still active, so unless the APs are facing each other, no signal will likely be received. I would recommend positioning them towards one another and if at all possible with at least some line of sight between them.