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Setting up Aironet 1142n as repeater

Hi,

I've just recently purchased the Aironet 1142n and am hoping to set it up as a repeater. I've followed the documentation here: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/wireless/access_point/12.4_21a_JA1/configuration/guide/scg12421aJA1-chap19-wgb-standby.html#wpxref31658
but am still having problems.

What I'm trying to achieve is:

I have an adsl router (TP-link W8960N) at the front of the house but the wireless signal does not reach all the way to the end of the house. I am trying to set up the aironet 1142n to act as a repeater and place it in the middle of the house and hopefully that will extend the wireless signal to the end of the house and remove the dead spots. I would like to do this without having ethernet cables running all over the place and have been trying to configure the aironet 1142n to no avail. Every time I set the aironet 1142n to "repeater" it automatically coverts back to "access point" under role of radio network.

I guess my main question first of all is, can I set the aironet 1142n as a wireless repeater? And if so, where am I going wrong in my configuration?

I've just read that "

Repeater access points running Cisco IOS software cannot associate to parent access points that that do not run Cisco IOS software."

Does this mean the aironet 1142n set up as a repeater will not work if the original access point (in this case, the TP Link adsl wireless router) isn't a cisco brand?

Thanks,

Karen

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Re: Setting up Aironet 1142n as repeater

Hi,

Cisco APs will not unfortunately work as a repeater with TP link. Sorry. It works only with cisco that runs IOS.

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Re: Setting up Aironet 1142n as repeater

Hi Amjad,

Thank you for the reply. I was wondering if you could recommend a cisco product that will work with my TP-link router then? I am looking to cover 20m or so.

Thanks,

Karen

Re: Setting up Aironet 1142n as repeater

Karen: Im not aware about any cisco IOS based device that will help.

I suggest that you post you question in small business -wireless section. If they know such a product they will help.

You can also look for TP repeater since your AP is TP already.

HTH

Amjad

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