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Re: Help needed with home network configuration



On Fri 06 Apr 2018 at 16:26:47 (-0000), Dan Purgert wrote:
> David Wright wrote:
> > On Fri 06 Apr 2018 at 10:00:31 (-0000), Dan Purgert wrote:
> >> Celejar wrote:
> >> > On Tue, 3 Apr 2018 11:30:24 -0000 (UTC)
> >> > Dan Purgert <dan@djph.net> wrote:
> >> >> [...]
> >> >> 
> >> >> Yep, you've got the terms right.  
> >> >> 
> >> >> Does the buffalo also provide wifi access to other clients close to it?
> >> >> or is it JUST trying to pretend that it's a client device to the
> >> >> TP-Link?
> >> >
> >> > I'm not using the Buffalo to provide wireless connectivity to any
> >> > clients. The page I linked to does have instructions for doing that,
> >> > but I don't need it.
> >> 
> >> Good deal.  Using the buffalo as a wifi repeater would kill throughput
> >> for everything connected to it :)
> >
> > I was under the impression that this would work even with consumer
> > grade routers if the backhaul was on a different band or, with dual
> > radio routers, a different channel from the clients.
> >
> 
> It's a nuance in the semantics of what it means to "repeat" wifi.
> Suffice to say, in order to "repeat" wifi, you have one radio splitting
> its time between pretending to be an AP for a client device, and
> pretending to be a client device to the upstream AP.

Then I'm not sure why you wrote "Good deal". I'd be wanting the
wireless connectivity described above as not needed, though obviously
on a separate band/channel. Were you implying that that would kill
throughput for everything too?

Cheers,
David.


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