NETGEAR RangeMax™ NEXT Wireless Router WNR834B User Manual
4-12 Customizing Your Network Settings
v2.1, July 2007
The figure below shows a wireless repeating scenario with the WNR834B router in Wireless Base
Station mode, and with all APs supporting local wireless clients:
In the scenario shown, the following conditions must be met for all access points including the
WNR834B router:
All AP devices must use the same SSID, wireless channel, authentication mode (if any), and
encryption mode.
All APs must be on the same LAN IP subnet. That is, all the AP LAN IP addresses are in the
same network.
All LAN devices (wired and wireless PCs in the above diagram) must be configured to operate
in the same LAN network address range as the APs.
If using DHCP, all AP devices should be set to “Obtain an IP address automatically (DHCP
Client)” in the IP Address Source portion of the Basic IP Settings menu.
To set up the repeater configuration shown above:
1. Configure the operating mode of AP1 (the WNR834B router in the above diagram) as a
Wireless Base Station with the MAC addresses of AP2 and AP3 in the first two Repeater
MAC Address fields.
2. Configure the operating mode of AP2 and AP3 as Wireless Repeater with the MAC address of
AP1, the WNR834B router, in the Base Station MAC Address field.
3. Verify connectivity across the LANs.
Figure 4-7
WNR834Bv2 Router in
AP in Repeater Mode
Wireless PC
Associated with AP2
Wireless PC
Associated with AP 3
Wireless PC
Associated with AP1
AP in Repeater Mode
Wireless Base Station Mode
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