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Re: Wifi Extender for Optimum Wifi?
« Reply #195 on: March 25, 2019, 09:39:08 AM »
Didn't read the entire thread.

Its possible to do by using router and formatting software to DD WRT with special configurations. Works well.

Care to elaborate and /or link?

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Re: Wifi Extender for Optimum Wifi?
« Reply #196 on: November 04, 2019, 10:29:02 PM »
My Optimum extender is all set, but I like to boost the signal a bit.
Can someone recommend a Yagi Antenna that works with 5GHZ (unless a 2.4GHZ would also work to catch the optimum signal)?

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Re: Wifi Extender for Optimum Wifi?
« Reply #197 on: November 04, 2019, 10:37:47 PM »
Care to elaborate and /or link?

Sorry Just saw this.

You need to buy a dual router that can be reconfigured with software called DD WRT. One antena will be used to receive Optimum and the other to redistribute. U still need a optimum log in and smart devices might not work. 

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Re: Wifi Extender for Optimum Wifi?
« Reply #198 on: December 04, 2019, 04:08:15 PM »

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Re: Wifi Extender for Optimum Wifi?
« Reply #199 on: December 24, 2019, 01:01:54 PM »

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Re: Wifi Extender for Optimum Wifi?
« Reply #200 on: December 24, 2019, 01:48:30 PM »


No.
You need to install DD-WRT which can only be installed on a regular router. Once you install DD-WRT follow these instructions: https://www.overclockers.com/forums/showthread.php/747884-How-to-use-an-Optimum-WiFi-hot-spot-with-multiple-computers
What's the cheapest DD-WRT able router? Used/new dont care. What physical hardware would I need besides the router?
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Re: Wifi Extender for Optimum Wifi?
« Reply #201 on: December 24, 2019, 06:03:47 PM »
What's the cheapest DD-WRT able router? Used/new dont care. What physical hardware would I need besides the router?

I have the Netgear R6700, which works well.
You can check here for a list of compatible routers:
(Just make sure that the one you buy supports 5 GHZ, since optimum stopped 2.4 GHZ).
https://dd-wrt.com/support/router-database/
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Re: Wifi Extender for Optimum Wifi?
« Reply #202 on: December 24, 2019, 06:04:55 PM »
What physical hardware would I need besides the router?

None.

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Re: Wifi Extender for Optimum Wifi?
« Reply #203 on: January 18, 2020, 10:55:37 PM »
Trying to use a linksys extender to extend optimum wifi. I added the extenders mac address to an optimum account. It's not connecting to optimum when setting it up. There is an option to manually enter a static ip. Any ideas?

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Re: Wifi Extender for Optimum Wifi?
« Reply #204 on: January 18, 2020, 11:12:20 PM »
Trying to use a linksys extender to extend optimum wifi. I added the extenders mac address to an optimum account. It's not connecting to optimum when setting it up. There is an option to manually enter a static ip. Any ideas?
I don't believe anyone got it to work this way.

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Re: Wifi Extender for Optimum Wifi?
« Reply #205 on: January 18, 2020, 11:13:18 PM »
I don't believe anyone got it to work this way.
So only an extender that can access the login page?
Do you know of one that works?

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Re: Wifi Extender for Optimum Wifi?
« Reply #206 on: January 18, 2020, 11:16:01 PM »
So only an extender that can access the login page?
Do you know of one that works?
Your connecting the extender to the optimum network,
When connected the login page will open on your device.

Most tp-link extenders will work

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Re: Wifi Extender for Optimum Wifi?
« Reply #207 on: January 18, 2020, 11:20:37 PM »

Either this

I got the https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01MR90E3A  and it works!


Or the more complicated version, which is similar to what you were trying to do



No.
You need to install DD-WRT which can only be installed on a regular router. Once you install DD-WRT follow these instructions: https://www.overclockers.com/forums/showthread.php/747884-How-to-use-an-Optimum-WiFi-hot-spot-with-multiple-computers