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WN2000RPT Link Rate only 54mbps

HeroicGlaedr
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WN2000RPT Link Rate only 54mbps

Hi guys,

I am having problems playing large media files (HD) on my WDTVLive Device from my server so I bought myself a WN2000RPT Repeater to extend the signal.

I got it up and running fairly fast but am totally puzzled that it only connects to the WNR3500v2 router at 54 Mbps link rate, although it complies with the n-standard. I can place the repeater next to the router and it doesn't pick up any higher rate.

Afaik a repeater halfs the datarate, which, at best, should be around about 150Mbps, depending on where I put the repeater.

It may have something to do with the encryption mode that it forces the repeater to use a lower wifi-standard. I have set WPA-PSK [TKIP] + WPA2-PSK [AES] on my router and it is the same on the repeater.

Atm I cannot find any solution to my problem and am glad for any help to increase the link rate.

Cheers
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jmizoguchi
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Re: WN2000RPT Link Rate only 54mbps

Use WPA2 only and see
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HeroicGlaedr
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Re: WN2000RPT Link Rate only 54mbps

Hi,

Thanks for your reply. I set the encryption to WPA2 on both the router and the repeater and it now has a higher link rate.

The problem is that I need it to work with WPA2 + WPA because I've got devices which cannot use WPA2..
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jmizoguchi
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Re: WN2000RPT Link Rate only 54mbps

WPA limits 54Mbps so looks like with WPA+WPA2 is making WPA for extender

There is much you can unless you do WPA2
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