As per the title, I am trying to set up a WAP4410N in client/repeater mode to repeat the wireles signal of my WRVS4400N.
I've followed the instructions found elsewhere on this forum to get them connected, and it starts to work - sort of.
Once I switch on the WAP4410N in a low(ish) signal area (I'm using an iPhone to test, but have had the same results with other devices), the signal strength increases to the maximum and the iPhone connects. However, the connection only lasts for about 10 seconds, the phone reverts to 3G, then reconnects to the wireless, stays connected for 10 seconds, disconnects - this sequence repeats for a few minutes before the phone connects to the WRVS (as indicated by the weaker signal strength), suggesting that the WAP is no longer broadcasting.
The 2 devices were set up by using the 'Site Survey' facility and found each other OK, and I've ensured that both are updated with the latest firmware. I've also ensured that the security settings on the 2 devices are exactly the same (although I don't think it would work at all if they were different)
It does seem that there's a lot of dicsussion (but not a lot of solution) about this particular setup and how it sometimes stops working after a few days - I wonder if I'm getting the same thing but immediately.
Can anyone suggest what might be causing this issue, and how I can rectify it?
And as a second question - what is the purpose of the ethernet port on the WAP4410N - is it just for administration, or is there a way of using this port to connect to the WRVS rather than using wireless. After all, if you're looking to expand a wireless signal into an area where it's too weak to be usable, surely a wired connection would be better?