All local devices or host computers in your home or office network are normally associated with one LAN IP address. A DCHP server in the router is usually configured to give each device on the LAN a local IP address which is dynamically allocated. The router can do network address translation (NAT) which allows it to route packets from a devices within the internal LAN to the common shared WAN IP address. So in effect all LAN devices share the same external WAN address. This make the Internet addressing scheme much easier to handle with the available addressing system. The WAN address can be a fixed IP address or can also be dynamically allocated by your ISP.
As a wireless device a repeater receives packets wirelessly and re-transmits these packets wirelessly with more signal power thereby extending the range of the original LAN from your base router. This is acting as a wireless client bridge. It is a bridge because it passes packets to devices connected to the extenders access point (AP) over the wireless link to the main router via its AP. It in fact bridges two wireless LAN segments to form an extended LAN. There is no routing involved and all devices on the extender/repeater are part of the same subnet of the main routers LAN and are allocated IP addresses from the main router. In many cases these repeaters have a wired side ethernet ports as well as proving a wireless bridge to wired devices on the repeater. When linked wirelessly the link speed is roughly halved as packets have to be received and re-transmitted in the repeater but this is hardly a problem for most users.
There are separate protocols underneath the ethernet protocol that manage the propagation of packets on these wireless links. Examples of the protocols include the Wireless IEEE 802.11b/g/n standards. The main difference in these standards are increased data rates from 802.11b to 802.11n.
Alfa Network - Lighter Way to Enjoy Network
Alfa was established in 2002 and remains a highly motivated company dedicated to the innovative design and manufacturing of high performance yet cost-effective Local/Wide Area (LAN/WAN) products. Alfa designs products to be end-user friendly and easy to maintain. Their expertise lies within wireless network communications and telecommunications.
MikroTik is a Latvian company which was founded in 1995. The experience in using industry standard PC hardware and complete routing systems allowed to create the RouterOS software system that provides extensive stability, controls, and flexibility for all kinds of data interfaces and routing.
Is a Linux-based operating system known as RouterOS. Installed on the company's proprietary hardware (RouterBOARD), or on standard x86-based computers, it turns the computer into a network router and implements various additional features, such as firewalling, VPN (Virtual Private Network) service and client, bandwidth shaping and quality of service, wireless access point functions and other commonly used features when interconnecting networks. The system is also able to serve as a hotspot system.
The operating system is licensed in increasing service levels.
A graphical user interface for the RouterOS configuration and monitoring, but RouterOS also allows access via FTP, telnet, and secure shell (SSH). An application programming interface is available for direct access from applications for management and monitoring.
A series of integrated circuit boards, as well as accessory components which implement a complete hardware operating platform for RouterOS.
The RouterBOARD line, combined with RouterOS, is marketed at small- to medium-sized wireless Internet services, typically providing access in remote areas.
Products include pre-assembled SOHO ( Small Office / Home Office ) routers, wireless 802.11n MIMO ( Multiple-Input / Multiple-Output ) and TDMA ( Time Division Multiple Access - allows several users to share the same frequency channel by dividing the signal into different time slots ) devices for indoor and outdoor use, and also bare PCB ( Printed Circuit Board ) routers for integration into custom solutions.
TP-LINK is a global provider of networking products and the World's No.1 provider of WLAN and Broadband CPE devices. TP-LINK continues to provide award-winning networking products in Wireless, ADSL, Routers, Switches, IP Cameras, Powerline Adapters, Print Servers, Media Converters and Network Adapters for Global end-users.
Ubiquiti Networks provides a variety of high-end wireless networking products. They design and manufacture disruptive technology platforms for emerging markets that drive profitable business models and enable ubiquitous connectivity.
EDIMAX Technology is dedicated to the design, development, manufacture, and marketing of a broad range of networking solutions. Since EDIMAX was founded in 1986, the company has grown to be among the world’s leading manufacturers of advanced network communication products.
Tenda Technology is the recognized leading supplier of networking devices and equipments for consumer, SOHO and small business users.
Since 2007, Tenda has started launching its global branding efforts. Until now, through our worldwide distribution channels, Tenda distributes products to more than 100 countries around the world.
The product lines include WiFi devices, ADSL CPEs, Ethernet switches, mobile broadband(3/3.5/3.75G) devices and wired routers.
Wifi Signal Repeater Cards
A wireless repeater will take an existing signal from a wireless router or access point and rebroadcast it to create a second network. Those outside of the primary network will be able to connect through the new "repeated" network. However, as far as the original router or access point is concerned only the repeater MAC is connected.
Wireless repeaters are commonly used to improve signal range and strength within homes and small offices.