07-18-2012 12:42 PM
I have been going through a number of postings on here to find the answer, but have so far been unsuccessful. All of the posts I looked at talked about connecting the Valet and the router via a cable. This I cannot do. What I wish to do is to increase the range of the Comcast wireless modem/router using the Valet as a hotspot (WAP, wireless switch, whatever). I rent a basement apartment, but I get my internet through my landlord's modem/wireless router and it does not cover the basement well at all. My internet ready HDTV and BD player lose the signal frequently, especially if streaming. My desktop's wireless adapter connects fine, but is almost directly beneath the modem/router and my laptop's wireless picks up the signal most places in the house. But since I have Netflix and stream a lot of content, I need my HDTV and/or BD player to get a stronger signal.
1. Moving the wireless modem/router is not an option for me.
2. Running ethernet cables from the modem/router to the entertainment center is not an option for me.
3. Connecting the ISP's modem/router to my Valet via ethernet cable is not an option for me.
Essentially, I want to use the Valet like a wireless repeater.
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07-18-2012 01:45 PM
The valet can't be setup as a repeater, it can only be setup as an access point but it still needs to be wired to your comcast modem-router since the valet is not a stand alone device. Since that setup is not an option for you, you may need another device. You can try checking WES610N. These are the features of that device:
• Wireless Dual-Band N (2.4 or 5 GHz)
• Fast Ethernet (10/100) 4-Port Switch
• High speed up to 300 Mbps
• Optimized for streaming video & gaming
• Converts wired devices to wireless
• Easily connect HDTVs, Game Consoles & more
WES610N can be set as a repeater as well.