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WAP200 as a Repeater


I have a Cisco WAP200 Wireless-G Access Point - PoE/Rangebooster with the latest firmware

I’m trying to set it up as a repeater, repeating the wireless signal from a Cisco 877W.

I have configured the WAP200 with the same SSID, WPA key, and channel as the 877W.

I have changed the WAP200’s AP Mode setting to Repeater, and picked up the 877W’s MAC Address.

The WAP200 is broadcasting and I can connect to the wireless network, but I don’t get DHCP. It’s almost like it’s still in Access Point mode.

Have I missed something, or is there anything I need to on the 877W?




Re: WAP200 as a Repeater

I am not well versed on the 877w, but i do know that having a wap200 repeat a enterprise or consumer device can be tricky.  What i would try first is setup the 877w up with no security and see if it will repeat the signal at that point.  If it connects at that point increase the security and verify connection.  If it won't connect with no security/ i would verify that you have the wireless mac-address of the 877w and not the physical address, check to see if there is an option in the 877w to allow its ssid to be repeated.  Try this and let me know how it goes.

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Re: WAP200 as a Repeater


Thanks for the advice.

The WAP200 definitely was configured with the wireless MAC of the 877W, but wouldn’t repeat.

Time being of the essence, I decided to disable wireless on the 877W and go with two WAP200 units, one in AP mode and one in Repeater. In AP mode, there is a setting to “allow wireless signal to be repeated”. Maybe there was a way of setting this on the 877W.

This took almost no time at all to set up, and provides great wireless coverage.

Thanks for your help.


Re: WAP200 as a Repeater

No problem mark, glad I could help.  Yeah the wap200's are very good devices and are pretty simple in configuration with one another.  Let us know if you get the 877w to work and what you did to accomplish this.