sorry for the long post but omfg it shouldnt be this difficult to set up. Granted I dont know much about wireless networks, but i cant get this thing working. Can anyone please help with this setup or suggest some informative tips how to fix this setup?:
MTN 3g uncapped lite via e367 dongle, connected to a Billion 7402NX router, connected wired to desktop pc (this works), shared internet to any wireless device used to work (samsung galaxy s2/ laptop) - doesnt work anymore after my fiddling. I bought a Billion 3100SN range extender to get better reception upstairs, and/or to be able to "connect game consoles" since i dont want to pull network cables around the house (but it seems like the xbox also wont be having any of my wireless network mess).
so basically i connected the 3100sn wired to the 7402nx router to be able to access them from the desktop; assigned two different SSIDs to the two devices like 'router' and 'accesspoint' (i read somewhere you should make both SSIDs the same if you put the 3100 in repeater mode - that was a f-up of note, so i wont be doing that again); checked that i have the latest firmware - but could only get for the 3100sn, and updated that; set the 3100 to repeater mode which apparently = bridge+access point; changed both devices to run on europe channel 6 (?), Set up WDS MAC addresses with WPA2 - AES passwords on both devices.
nothing wireless works with both devices on, or even just the router on... what am i doing wrong? I thought about just getting someone with the know how to come to my house to fix the network. Would people like nerds on site be a good idea, as this will probably be fixable in 5 minutes - i know i'm doing something very basic wrong? I also popped by incredible connection today to find out more about "incredibles on site" but I seem to know more about wireless networking than the guy that would come out on site - that unsettles me (apparently "wireless b/g is better than wireless n since the g is for gigabytes")