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My house is wired for Ethernet but all the wires come to the basement which is where my dsl modem and my Netgear WNDR3700v3 wifi router is. I get practically no wifi signal upstairs but i have an Acer Revo upstairs running Ubuntu which is connected to my network with Ethernet and has wifi card built in (though I'm not using it). Is there a way I can make this into a repeater?

I've been reading up about it but there are some things I don't understand. I read that I need 2 wifi card and one needs have master mode. I don't understand what this means.

I also see that my WNDR3700 has an option to be a wireless base station and i can put in the mac address of 4 repeaters. Would I need to enable this to work with my revo as a repeater?

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This can help you to achieve this , but it will not create repeater, it will work as another router. :) –  Web-E Jan 5 '13 at 6:41

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