Problems connecting to 802.11b AP?

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    I'm playing around with a Cisco Airnet AP unit in the house and my goal is to eventually get it set up as a repeater for the areas far away from the root unit. Like when I'm in the bedroom and want to be on the internet but the Linksys has a weak signal.

    When I set it up as a root unit I can connect to it with the laptop but when I try with the droid, it cancels out the wifi as soon as I try and get on the internet. Anyone know if it can be a 802.11b rather than "g" issue? Shouldn't it still work? I know in hospitals I work in, some of their unit I can connect to but can't get to the internet or anything. It's a global issue with phones because the doctors complain that their iPhones and such won't connect either.

    The whole thing may be a setting issue that I haven't found yet, so if you have any experience setting them up, I'm open to try any suggestions.
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    I'm really not sure man...maybe someone will know and help you a little better, but I've never seen this issue...
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    Should work according to tech specs:
    DROID by Motorola - Android phone - Motorola USA
    Is it an open access point? Is there any security or MAC address filtering?
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    Thanks, I already figured out there was some settings that were conflicting or something. It's working now as a root access point. Yes, there is WEP 40 or 128 bit encryption security, not open.
    I can connect and use it with the phone and the laptops.

    Now I'm at the point where I can't figure out how to make it a wired or wireless repeater, instead of a separate access point that shows up on a list of available access points. I follow the instructions for the settings to the best of my newbie abilities (newbie to Cisco's terminology).

    Once I cable the cable the house I'm at a point where I'll be "OK" with it, but would like to know how to set up as a repeater.
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