I found this awesome video today that explains step by step how to make a repeater for any wireless router using DDWRT! I’m currently doing it with WPA2/AES to boot!
After everything seemed to be working, I made sure by running a quick scan with my wireless card on my laptop. Sure enough, there’s now 2 different routers with the same SSID, and connecting to either one yields the same results.
eth1 Scan completed : Cell 01 - Address: 00:1F:90:CA:F7:84 ESSID:"KB3RXM" Mode:Master Channel:11 Frequency:2.462 GHz (Channel 11) Quality=81/100 Signal level:-53 dBm Noise level=-61 dBm Encryption key:on -- Cell 04 - Address: 00:1A:70:75:E7:E6 ESSID:"KB3RXM" Mode:Master Channel:11 Frequency:2.462 GHz (Channel 11) Quality=98/100 Signal level:-25 dBm Noise level=-61 dBm Encryption key:on
So, I want to thank daovertaker for his great tutorial. Now maybe I can get better reception in the back yard!