I need help on this product trying to make it as a repeater or an AP to my existing WLAN here's my setup:
I have a 3com wireless router that is working great but i decided to add a repeater because there are some areas on the house that can't reach by the RF and so i bought a Belkin Wireless G Router F5D7230-4 so before setting up the belkin i've check from the belkin site and some several site that it can be used as an Access Point so when i bought it i updated the firmware and configured then when im ready to used it it's not working the way i want it to.
1. An ethernet cable always needs to be plug-in from 3com to belkin to use the internet from belkin that's supposed to be working without the need of cable.
2. The router needs to be in range from the RF signal of my belkin router even though the cable is already plug-in
3. There are times that the connection is not stable. when a wireless device is connected from belkin trying to access files to 3com network.
I thought that it's only a repeater. But, It's a full AP/router. I haven't configured an router as a repeater before. A repeater will do it without a wire for sure, as I'm using it now. For your belkin, I suggest you sink into the documentation or site to see if that is possible. Search for something called WDS (Wireless Distribution System) mode. I read that some versions of belkin's can support WDS mode or work as a repeater.
At first i set it up as an AP then all the router settings like firewall etc. are disabled only the SSID, Encryption settings are enabled. but still not working good as an AP. So in order to work good the cable from 3com must be plug to belkin which is quite not as i planned. WDS function is disabled in belkin when im using AP mode thought i haven't tried using it in router mode.