Wi-Fi and wired networking

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Wi-Fi and wired networking

Postby CDBurner » Sat Aug 21, 2004 8:28 pm

I have two different rooms in which my PCs reside, and I'm trying to figure out how to get them networked. I can't run cable between the two rooms without drilling a hole in the wall, which I can't do because I live in a rented apartment.

My DSL modem has a router with a wi-fi access point as well as the ethernet port.

Is there a device available which could plug into an ethernet switch in the second room and connect that switch and all attached computers to the router (thorough wi-fi) with the same result as running a cable from the switch to the router?

I know this is a strange question, but I really don't want to buy Wi-Fi cards for all of the PCs in the second room.

Thanks in advance for your help!
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Postby Ghen » Sun Aug 22, 2004 2:23 am

absolutely :)

Here's a netgear one

They call them wireless access points (WAP), so you can search for whatever brand you currently have in whatever speed you're using.
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Postby Hardware Junkie » Sun Aug 22, 2004 7:24 am

You can actually link a wired network to your wireless one using a network bridge.

http://www.linksys.com/products/product ... 6&prid=602
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Postby CDBurner » Sun Aug 22, 2004 11:40 am

Thanks! The network bridge is exactly what I was looking for! :D
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