Repeaters [off topic]

Bob Hall musikteach at
Tue Aug 21 17:30:06 UTC 2012

I'm using a repeater to grab a wireless signal and pass it to my local
(wired) lan. For various reasons I won't go into a repeater is, in
theory, the best way to do this. However, I'm having trouble finding a
repeater that isn't garbage. I've been through 2 Linksys units, both of
which required constant reboots and both of which died after almost
exactly a year. I tried a Hawking HWREN1 which is still working after
slightly more than a year but has trouble with encrypted traffic and
also requires frequent reboots. I also tried a Hawking HW2R1, which was
much less flaky than the HWREN1 and handled encrypted traffic OK, but
died after about 3 months.

Since these things cost $100-$140 apiece, it would be cost effective to
to pay more for a unit that worked consistently and didn't die after a
few months of light use. Has anyone on the list used a repeater that
they had good experience with?

Bob Hall

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