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Alfa R36 and AWUS036H network issues

Hey everyone =]

Recently got myself the Alfa R36 and Alfa AWUS036H to use in my mobile home.

Lots of tutorials to set it up and they are all pretty similar and simple.

I can set up the network fine, but internet doesn't seem to want to come through to the created network. I get some warnings in my router's system log:

MRT_DEL_MFC; Errno(2): No such file or directory

As well as others saying that the origin has been changed. I googled these but couldn't really find anything that relates, or any fixes.

Both the original router and the R36 have updated firmware and this is the second R36 I've used with the same problem, so I guess the problem lies with either the settings on the R36 or in the original router.

If anyone has any experience with these or if you have any suggestions they would be much appreciated. I'm very inexperienced with networks so please go easy.

Thanks again,
englishfellow.

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I looked this up

In reply to: Alfa R36 and AWUS036H network issues

And find an extender setup. You didn't add in your internet connection so I have less than half the picture. For example the usual failure is when folk try to use this to connect to someone else's WiFi. That rarely works.

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An extender setup? Sorry, what do you mean by that?

Also apologies, I didn't know it was needed.

My ISP is talktalk (UK)s and I'm on DSL.

I'm trying to connect to my home router/network at the moment.

Thanks for getting back to me.

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This combo is used to extend and may not always do that.

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https://www.amazon.com/Alfa-R36-Repeater-Extender-AWUS036H/dp/B004ZF0I3U
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So I got a little more detail from you but still missing the entire picture. You write about this pair and the only time I see this pair is for extending WiFi then you reply you may not have known about this extender rig.

--> OK from the top, you have DSL but to what router?
Does the router have WiFi?
If not I would be guessing the pair was bought to add WiFi?

Try to make it so I won't guess as I usually guess badly.
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extender

In reply to: This combo is used to extend and may not always do that.

Ah ok, I'll try and explain what I'm trying to do =]

I bought the pair to use as an extender - yes. They are for my mobile home when I'm out and about and if an open AP around.

Right now I'm testing them on my home network.

My home network is DSL from a Belkin F5D8636-4 v2 this gives my non-mobile (normal) home, Wifi.

Testing my Afla rig on my home network gives me a second Wifi network which I can connect to but it does not have internet.

Hope that helps! Thanks again.

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so, the wifi is in the house

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and you want to pick it up in the "mobile home"? Have you tried it with the trailer's window open and the device by it? Remember, any metal clad trailer is very similar to a Faraday cage, not perfect one, but the metal cladding does block a lot of RF.

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not exactly

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I'm testing the system in the house for the moment. I get strong signal from the network but there is no internet....

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you can get a "connection" but still...

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....fail to achieve "internet access" if your security settings don't match up. Your extender needs to have it's security settings match what's on the main router, either WEP or WPA (some version)

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Then it's probably a setup issue.

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You don't know this but the office and I don't support extenders due to how flaky they can be.

You need to go over the setup again. It's possible this extender does not work with your router.

What does work are WAPs and devices like the following. You could plug the extender to the outside to get WiFi outside.
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From the top.

In reply to: Alfa R36 and AWUS036H network issues

I'm unsure why you wrote "An extender setup? Sorry, what do you mean by that?" and later wrote you bought it as an extender. That's OK but in this setup the first box must login to the existing WiFi and I don't see a word from you how you did that.

Along with that, share links about the method you used along with the current security of the WiFi. Some folk setup MAC filtering and blammo. Extenders and more do not work. It can be advanced setup and along with the fact these extenders sometimes just don't work, why I go with WAPs and powerline networking today.

That is you leave what doesn't work all the time to other companies rather than get folk upset with your company.

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use one the same way

In reply to: Alfa R36 and AWUS036H network issues

Don't know if this helps...I have one of these R36 setups in my camper and works very well although it does not always give up an ip address so needs power cycling on occasions.
I have experienced routing issues which may be your problem...all routers that I came across all seem to start 192.168.2 or 1.1...so you could have your r36 and the router you are trying to extend on the same address...try going into the r36 lan settings and change the address range to 192.168.10.1..it may fix your issue..good luck.

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