Talk:Repeater

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repeater (networking) network/wifi repeaters[edit]

This arti does not address network/wifi repeaters. This arti does not address differences of wifi repeaters vs. network bridge/switch/router.

"Active_repeater" redirecting to "Optical communications repeater" must be a type of networking repeater. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 75.119.98.215 (talk) 07:56, 20 February 2010 (UTC)

Split[edit]

We already have a disambiguation page, but this article is a jumble. Sections of this article should be split into more articles. Anonym1ty 23:53, 14 February 2006 (UTC)

Did it. Hope you like the result. --Alvestrand 11:18, 21 February 2006 (UTC)
Ithink we need to change Amateur Radio Repeater to Repeater (amateur radio) or atleast Amater radio repeater to conform with wiki naming conventions. What do you think? Anonym1ty 17:50, 21 February 2006 (UTC)
I don't care very much - Wikipedia seems to be reasonably inconsistent, and when I searched for "amateur radio repeater" (just to check that there wasn't already such an article), a number of articles seemed to have the words in that order - having the same words makes linking those articles to the term a few bytes shorter. But as I said, I don't care very much... --Alvestrand 07:10, 22 February 2006 (UTC)

Merge[edit]

Active repeater can stand on its own and should not be merged into this article. Anonym1ty 23:10, 18 February 2006 (UTC)

Active repeater became Optical communications repeater at some point. I have adjusted Active repeater to point here instead. This article links to Passive repeater. Active repeater needs to be discussed. --Kvng (talk) 16:51, 14 March 2012 (UTC)

How does it Tx/Rx on the same freq?[edit]

I'm having a hard time understanding how a digital repeater on amateur radio can broadcast on the same frequency that it's receiving. "Digipeaters generally receive a transmission and then retransmit it on the same frequency" By doing this you are rendering the frequency unusable just as how computer HUBS prevented anyone else from sending while someone was sending. In fact never have I heard the term digirepeater. I usually call them repeaters or switches. Anything that amplifies the signal digitally or analog.--We6jbo 22:06, 29 July 2007 (UTC)

By Store and forward. Accept a packet, then send it on the same freq, but closer to the destination, one hopes. Jim.henderson 21:41, 2 August 2007 (UTC)
Explaining its done by "Store and forward" is like defining a word using the word you're defining. If there isn't at least one authoritative reference (a manufacturer's assertion) that their repeater actually does Tx and Rx on the same freq the claim should be removed. Frankly, it makes no sense for the reason given about a computer network hub. A repeater that was in-use 100% of the time would lose 50% of what was sent to it if it did Tx/Rx on the same freq.

Offset[edit]

The article needs a section on Frequency Offset. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.211.235.69 (talk) 07:01, 12 June 2013 (UTC)