Setting up and using a SANOXY Wireless-N Wifi Repeater for 3DS Homepass

Setting up and using a SANOXY Wireless-N Wifi Repeater for

3DS Homepass

 

This a guide for setting up and using a SANOXY Wireless-N Wifi Repeater and using it with 3DS Remote Streetpass Relay Spoofing, a.k.a. Homepass. The Sanoxy is an excellent choice to use for Homepass as no hacking or modding is required and it’s inexpensive. Also, having a special AP for this purpose means you will not disturb others using your main AP for Netflix (and keep the peace in your house). This guide will mainly be geared towards adding it to your existing network setup and being able to easily access it for both manual and automatic Homepassing. It is not the only way to setup it up, but this is probably the easiest. This first part of the guide will be mainly Windows specifically, but the steps in general will be the same for other operating systems and you can google how to do specific things in your OS if you don’t know, like finding the default gateway.

 

Where to buy: Here

 

1. In the package

The Sanoxy Repeater is an unbranded Sabrent Repeater and the box reflects this. It’s generic without even a brand on it, so don’t think you’ve been sent the wrong item.. In the package you will have the Repeater, Cat-5 Cable, Instructions, and the power plug. The power plug can be attached so the Repeater can be plugged in vertical or horizontally.

 

Also, there have been 3 different known designs for this Repeater. The 4 green lights version and the 3 greens lights version have both worked with this method. The version with 1 orange light and 3 green lights is untested so far.

 

2. First Steps

Don’t plug the Repeater into anything. Leave your setup as it. We need to find the default gateway of your existing router.

 

First, you need to open a command prompt. In Windows XP, just go to Start, then Run, type “cmd” (no quotes) in the box and hit run. For Windows Vista/7, type “cmd” (no quotes) in the search box, it will be listed as the first (and probably) only result, choose it. For Windows 8.1, type cmd while looking at the Start Screen or right click on the Windows button on the desktop and hit Search, then type “cmd”.

 

At the prompt type “ipconfig” (no quotes) and hit Enter. You will be given results similar to to thisi

 

Make a note of the bottom number. This will make your life easier later.

 

As of Sept. 2014, the current firm is installed so the upgrade steps of this guide are now unnecessary according to this Amazon Review. This guide will be updated in time to reflect these changes. However if some reason you still need it, it is available via my Google Drive: 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7N83cMZ1qr1cFRpSFRYV01Ibk0/view?usp=sharing

 

3. Initial Setup and Firmware Upgrading

It’s now time to plug in your repeater. The Repeater has a very uncommon setup (and if it ever resets it will revert to this, so make a note not to forget). The best way to do this step is use the Cat-5 cable and plug the repeater directly into your PC. Since we’re going to be flashing the firmware, wireless is very risky and this will help minimize any problems.

 

Hook the repeater straight up to your PC through the wired connection.

 

Next you need to manually set the IP of your PC. This varies, but the manual has a good explanation of how to do this. If you need more help though:

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/19249/how-to-assign-a-static-ip-address-in-xp-vista-or-windows-7/

 

The setting you want to use are:

IP: 192.168.10.2

Subnet mask: 255.255.255.0

Default Gateway: 192.168.10.1

 

The Window should look like this.

 

 

Hit Ok when done.

 

Next open your web browser and go to the address 192.168.10.1

You’ll be greeted by this page. The username is admin and the password is admin

 

Now we’re going to be upgrading the firmware.

On this page click on Upgrade Firmware

 

 

(Sorry for the lack of pics on this part) Hit Browse, find where you saved the update file to.. Choose it, Now press Apply. Let the status bar get to 100% AND WAIT. Don’t get impatient and click on anything as you could mess up the repeater.  After a few minutes, it will try to connect to the web gui and fail. This is normal. Don’t worry.

 

Once it says page not found, in your web browser type in the address 192.168.10.1 exactly. If you use one of previous pages listed in your history it’s won’t work.

 

Username is still admin and password is still admin. Once you enter those in, you’ll be sent to this page:

 

 

4. Setting up for chaining to existing router

Click on LAN Interface from the previous picture. You’ll be sent to this page.

 

 

Remember the Default Gateway number we wrote down from the beginning? It’s now time for that. The most common number combination will be 192.168.1.1 In this screen you want the first set of 3 numbers for IP and Gateway to match that number, and make the 4th number 2 Example: if your default gateway is 192.168.3.1 then IP and Gateway will be 192.168.3.2  since mine is 192.168.1.1 I used the settings below (Pics show old settings, New pics to come).  

IP 192.168.1.2

subnetmask 255.255.255.0

gateway 192.168.1.2

DHCP server to disabled. ←—-Do not forget this or you’ll have to reset and this do this step again.

 

Hit Apply Changes. It will reboot. Let count down run to 0 and wait. Eventually it will try to connect to the web gui and fail. This is once again normal.

 

Unhook the Repeater from the PC and plug it into your router.

 

Go back to where you manually changed your  IP address  in Initial Setup and change it back to Obtain IP settings automatically. Hit OK and connect your PC back to your router. It should look like this:

 

 

 

5. Manually getting a Streetpass Relay Pass / Homepass

Note: If you are doing this wirelessly, for ease of use do not connect to the Repeater, connect to your other AP

 

Access the web gui for the repeater. If you’ve followed the guide up to this point, in your web browser address bar, type the number you set for the gateway and IP to in the previous step. Ex. 192.168.1.2 and press enter.

 

Put in your Username and Password. You can now go change these under the Management – Password tab if you wish to.

 

You’ll be taken to this screen, click on Wireless then Basic Settings.

 

 

Change the SSID to attwifi Hit Apply then Reboot Now.

 

(By default, for this to function as a Normal Nintendo Zone you will not be adding wireless security to this connection. The 3DS will just connect effortlessly. If security is a concern though, check the FAQ at the end of this guide for details how to add it)

 

 

Once that is finished. click the LAN Interface tab.

 

Where it says Clone MAC Address (shown in picture), put the Address of a MAC Listed in the MAC Spreadsheet without semicolons you want to pass. So if you wanted to use the preferred prime MAC, it would be 4e53504f4f46

 

 

Hit Apply changes then Reboot Now. If your 3DS is on and in sleep mode, in around 1 minute, you should receive a streetpass. You now can’t use that MAC again until the cooldown period of around 8 hours end.

 

WANT MORE PASSES???? OF COURSE YOU DO!!!!!

 

You don’t even need to open your 3DS. Just return to LAN Interface, enter a new MAC from the spreadsheet  to clone. Hit Apply changes then Reboot Now, wait around a minute and you’ll get another Streetpass.Remember, all MACs you use will have an 8 hour cool down period.

Also consider not going in order from one MAC to another to prevent repeats. If I’m going to get a lot of passes in a short time, my personal method is take the last 2 numbers and choose from each group like 0X, then 1X, then 2X…. (see Extended MACs on Spreadsheet). Example. 4e53504f4f00 then 4e53504f4f12 then 4e53504f4f28 then 4e53504f4f33…….. etc…..

 

6. Using the Batch Script to Get Passes

Under Construction: Here’s the original Reddit Post with BAT script and some basic info how to do it. With my zillion of projects I’m having to play catch-up on, I may not get it wrote any time soon.

 

7. FAQ

Q:Can I use Wireless security with this?

 

A:Absolutely. Under the Wireless – Secutiry tab, you can set up Wireless security. You will have to set it up as one of the three network connections in your 3DS however. The Nintendo Zone Viewer won’t work, but you can still get Homepasses no problem.

 

Q: Where can I buy one of these?

A:https://amzn.to/3fiCWKe

 

Q:Can I do this without flashing the firmware?

A: I want to say Yes, but I never tried it. I really wasn’t a fan of that GUI so I upgraded as soon I opened them.  It has the MAC clone option under the Internet Tab of the original firmware if I remember correctly. Changing the MAC there should have the same effect. Plus you can set this up with all the setting I gave from step 4, they’re just in different locations in the GUI. If anyone tries it and it works please let me know.

 

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