-70 still a pretty crappy signal -- how far away from devices are you? Across the street?
What do you mean by working? What that you can connect to it? That your connecting to it vs the router? See how its highlighted a bit brighter, that means your connected to it.
Does it cut your speed in half -- then your connected to the repeater
If you want to have better wireless coverage and speed - then run a wire from your router to where you need coverage and use the wireless router/repeater as AcessPoint! You will then get full wireless speed to it, vs half because its wireless connected to your first router. Repeat as many times as you need to provide full wireless coverage for your area with the strength you want.
I am really curious how far away your repeater is if your seeing -70, and where is your actual router? **** my wireless interface is in my metal case of my computer - with NO antenna attached, and is under my very heavy wood oak desk, and I still get better than -84 to routers somewhere down the block from me!
See those 2 with better than your 84, they are somewhere in the neighborhood. If inssider is showing you the signal in Red and Orange, etc.. Not a very good signal
edit: Ok I connected my ALFA usb card, its got an antenna on it and on top of my desk. Look at the jump in signal from some wireless network in the neighborhood -- its now at -67 which is better than your repeater signal.. Where are you at in relation to this repeater? What kind of wireless interface are you using - is it built into your laptop? Usb? What