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Question: Bridge Wireless and Ethernet

i have had a bad relationship with at&t i'm getting really tired of it so i had the idea of getting verison, unforunetly they don't offer any service where i live, i saw an ad for verison broadband network, that comes with a netbook. i had the idea of getting that deal, and pay $30 a month rather than $100 for this crappy At&t connection. i though that i could could uplink/bridge the broadband and ethernet internet into our houses Ethernet/wireless router. i have been working on it with my computer, this is my set up. i have my wireless pc connected to the router. i have an ethernet port on the back, witch i have connected to another wireless wrouter, were a laptop then connects to that router, i know that sometimes the router won't uplink the signal, i have a fios router that has a WLAN connection aside from the Coaxe connection. both should allow incomming connections. so give me some guidence, i'll take anything. thanks for all your help, thank you.

Bwkrazyness

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if its even possible. I have a laptop with wifi and it also has a ethernet port on it, could I be connected to the internet via wifi and then send that internet out of the laptop's ethernet port to another device to give that device internet?
 

Answer:convert ethernet port on laptop to wireless ethernet bridge

yeah, it's called Internet Connection Sharing if you're running windows.
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I'm not entirely sure if an Ethernet Bridge is what I think it is.

For example: Linksys WET54G Wireless-G Ethernet Bridge

In a house with 3 laptops, a desktop, 2 wireless consoles, all in different rooms and 1 router.

If I buy a Linksys (or any) Ethernet Bridge, and run an Ethernet cable from my PS3 to the Ethernet Bridge, would I get a:

- better than wireless connection? (Like LAN perhaps?)

or,

- a connection similar to a wireless connection even though an Ethernet cable is running from the bridge

What I'm asking is, does the Ethernet cable running through the bridge get me a better connection? Almost as if I was running the cable from the router to PS3.
 

Answer:Wireless Ethernet Bridge

What I'm asking is, does the Ethernet cable running through the bridge get me a better connection? Almost as if I was running the cable from the router to PS3.Click to expand...

No. It's still wireless based on the same technology (if you go with an 802.11g bridge), so you're going to be constrained by signal quality and the protocol itself either way. However you can use it to improve things if you use a newer 802.11n bridge (and AP) than the radio inside your PS3.

It's still wireless though and you may still have throughput issues if there's any sort of interference or congestion in the band.
 

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What would be my best bet for a Wireless Ethernet Bridge? Where I can connect it to a wireless network then connect multiple wired clients up. I've purchased wireless bridges before but I understand that many Access Point/Routers can now be configured to act as a bridge? Many dedicated bridges are pretty pricey so this seems like a good route. The bridge will need to be fairly robust however as a lot of traffic will flow over it, so I'd like to hear from anyone who has successfully used a bridge like this with a fair amount of traffic.

I'm looking to basically connect two houses together onto one large network via a wireless bridge. Currently I have a client station connected to the other house and that client then has ICS running. I've had some success bridging the wireless and wired adapters to try to create more of a true bridge and allow 2-way regular network traffic but that disables the wireless controls on the wireless adapter. I would like a simpler hardware solution anyway.
 

Answer:What is my best bet for a Wireless Ethernet Bridge?

I have used the Ubiquiti products at several locations to do what you describe... Low cost, designed to be used outdoors & robust! Available in 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz as well..
http://www.ubnt.com/nanostationloco

I have not used their new MIMO product yet, but it could be better if you need more bandwidth..
http://www.ubnt.com/nanostationm

Joe...
 

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I am unhappy with my current wireless network. i am useing a Belkin 54g Wireless Router, with a MSI USB Network adapter. I only have one computer at this time that is wireless, but I plan on adding a Xbox360 soon that will need to be run Wireless. My signal really fluctuates and I get random drops. I was thinking that if I get a Wireless Ethernet Bridge I could move It alot closer to the wireless router giving me better signal and less signal droppage. I was thinking of getting the Linksys WET54G but I am not 100% sure if this will help or do what I want it to, if i understand correctly I can hook it up to a network switch and all the computers/Xbox360 hooked up to the switch can use the Bridge, is this correct?
 

Answer:Should I get a Wireless Ethernet Bridge?

Provided you have a means of assigning IP to the devices, yes it should work.

A more cost effective and flexible method would be a wireless router (one that could be modded a-la WRT54G series et al) and mod it with a 3rd party firmware would give better results. This is what I did. I have 1 wireless AP connected to my LAN and for extra devices where I didnt want, or could not run cable, I use a WRT54GS modded with DD-WRT firmware and use the WRT to act as either a wireless client on my existing 802.11x network or use it as a WDS node if I want extended wireless coverage in a certain part of my home. The 802.11x network is acting as an AP where my IP assignments are handled via my linux box router.


The only reason I suggest a router instead of that bridge is the cost. Even out of the box, I believe you can make the latest version of the WRT54G's act as a wireless client and they are under $50 new versus this $90 piece of hardware which I think is a bit more limited functionally.

BOTH will accomplish what you want to do. The router method takes more work, but you will get more functionality (built-in switch, better radio) but the bridge is simpler.
 

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Hi! My father has a wired ip camera in his shop for security (which incidentally is in wireless range of my flat). I have suggested that he ditch his broadband connection because the camera is the only thing that uses it and that I could connect his camera to my wlan. Am I right in thinking that a wireless ethernet bridge would be the solution? I have a Netgear dg834gt as my modem/router.If a bridge is the answer would this product suffice?click hereI would like to stick to netgear for compatibility issues.

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Nevermind I can't read.

Sovereign

 

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I'm looking at the linksys WET54G

its kinda expensive at $80. is there something cheaper I can get? I want to hook up my tv which only has an ethernet port to my 102.11g linksys WRT54G router. The tv and router are at each end of the house. the wireless range on the router reaches far enough. I know because I can use my iphone's wifi where the tv is.

btw: I'm not sure if wireless eithernet bridge is the correct term.
 

Answer:wireless ethernet bridge options?

get a router that can be flashed with DD-WRT
 

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I'm looking for a multiport wireless n bridge for my home setup - includes tv, receiver, xbox, and maybe ps3 if I want to jump to n.

So far, I see these options:

Apple Airport Extreme (too expensive for my tastes though)

Buffalo WLI-TX4-AG300N - http://www.amazon.com/Buffalo-Techn...1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1255511787&sr=1-1

D-Link DAP1522 Extreme - http://www.amazon.com/D-Link-DAP152...1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1255511834&sr=1-1

Other options:
Any wireless n routers that have a bridge mode (?)
Flash n router with dd-wrt (support seems to be lacking for most n routers except linksys)
 

Answer:Recommend Wireless N Ethernet Bridge

make your own with a cheap router and DD-WRT
 

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Is there a point for getting something like this ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...ark=&IsFeedbackTab=true&Page=3#scrollFullInfo ) and connecting it via ethernet compared to a standard USB adapter? My room is a floor up and on the opposite side of the house of where the router is located.
 

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Alright, I'm having a problem here. I've just got a D-Link Ethernet-to-Wierless Bridge DWL-810+. Apparently I'm not setting this up right. I want it to use my Linksys switch (EZXS55W) so I can get multiple computers online without needing a wireless network adapter for each of them (this includes my Xbox). Oh, btw, I'm using a D-link Wireless Router (DI-614+) which is where my cable modem is hooked up to.

The Bridge works when I plug the bridge into a computer directly, I get internet access. I can ping the bridge and the router. However, when I plug it into the uplink (or any other port) on the switch and then plug my computer into the switch, my computer cannot get internet access. I can ping the bridge but not the router. The bridge's IP address is withing the scope of the DHCP server. My comps are set to dynamic IP address (I even tried static ones too). Are there specific network settings that I'm missing here? Help!
 

Answer:Problem with my Ethernet-to-Wireless Bridge.

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I have two 54G routers. One is a DLink DI-624 that I'm using for routing and hooking up my main PCs. The other is a Belkin F5D7231-4 which I'm trying to use as a wireless bridge so that I could connect my Xbox and use the shared internet connection.

I'm not having any luck getting these two products to work with each other. The Belkin is the only one with the Bridging option and I still can't get it to work. Can this be done with these two products?
 

Answer:Wireless ethernet Bridge for Xbox

have you tried (or is it possible) to set one router in "Client" mode ? Have one router acting as client, the other acting as AP/Router. On the client router, disable DHCP and let the AP/Router handle all the higher level network stuff.
 

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Is it possible to connect my Xbox to my laptop via ethernet, connect my laptop to a wireless access point, and somehow bridge the connections so that I can indirectly connect my Xbox to the internet? I know that I can buy a wireless to ethernet bridge from DLink or Linksys, but at the moment that isn't possible. My laptop is currently connected to the internet wirelessly (no hardwire where i am) and I tried to connect the ethernet cable from the laptop to my Xbox, enable the connection, and bridge it with the wireless connection, but my Xbox is receiving no signal through the cable. Please help Thanks
 

Answer:Using laptop as a bridge between ethernet and wireless

You could try using ICS on the laptop, but it's an ugly kludge.
 

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I'm thinking about putting up a wireless connection between my office and my house (1/3 mile, decent LOS, roof access on both) to share internet connectivity, files, work from home, remote administration, etc.

I know I can do it pretty easily with 802.11a/b/g, but I was hoping to be able to get better speeds than that. I've seen whitepapers on optical wireless solutions that can do up to 1.25Gbps, but I can't seem to find anywhere to buy them, and even if I could, I imagine they would be cost prohibitive.

Running fiber or cable isn't an option, because it would have to go under a US highway, and across quite a few properties, few of which would be willing to allow trenching. I suppose if I have to settle for g speeds, I can. I was just hoping for better, if possible.

Thanks for your help.
 

Answer:Wireless bridge w/ethernet speed?

If you don't want to use 802.11 your looking at the 10's to hundreds of thousands of dollars, depending on the solution. Western Multiplex have dual radio bridge (so full duplex wireless) of varying speed steps. 10, 100, all the way up to 480Mb. I think the 10Mb is in the 3-5k range. Even enterprise 802.11g bridging gear is going to be 1000+ per side, when you factor in masts/brackets, lightening arrestors with the coax run, directional antennas etc...
 

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Okay. So my landlord provides me with internet via AP, he didn't feed a ethernet cable into my section of the house so unfortuneately, I have to live with what I get. so anyways, I want to connect my whole network up to it so I can interface with my computers as well as be on the internet. Got it all up and running, one problem though, the speed stability is not very good at all. speeds will drop off into the 20-30kb/s range and then boost back up into 6-10mb/s range. running Tomato on WRT54G and my antenna power is set to 120 (don't worry, San Fran weather and this thing is sitting on a window, however I'll prolly lower it since that might not be the problem)

The connection is much more stable when I'm just using my wireless NIC, is there something else I should be using?

anyone else experience this?
 

Answer:Wireless Ethernet Bridge, improving stability?

try a different wireless channel and a directional antenna. Or Powerline to Ethernet adapters.
 

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hey what's up guys.. i wanted to hook up my ps2 gamecube and xbox to my wireless network.. linksys makes a wireless bridge for $149 and a wireless gaming adapter for $99, however they both only have one ethernet-out port. So how would I split that one out port into 3 connections, would just a standard switch work?
 

Answer:wireless ethernet bridge for gaming consoles

Yes, you can have the different machines plugged into a switch/hub, and then the bridge plugged into that. This should work, HOWEVER, I'll assume you are behind NAT/firewall/router and you will need certain ports forwarded. As long as each machine is using different ports you should be OK.
 

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I am trying to get a wireless ethernet bridge WET54G to bridge two networks. It's working in a rudimentary way, but I am having trouble getting dynamic IP on both sides of the bridge.

At present, the config is ...

WAN -> wired router (DHCP server) "X" -> wireless switch "Y" -> { wireless connection } -> WET54G -> wired switch "Z"

I can readily communicate to the WET54G and to "Z" from clients connected to "X", any time, so the basic transmission/reception is working.

However, I have failed utterly in all configurations to get clients that connect to switch "Z" to receive IP addresses from the DHCP server. If I can't get this to work then the WET54G is going to be returned, since my need is to connect a locked-down corporate laptop to "Z", and it requires dynamic IP.

(I should clarify that "Y" and "Z" are actually both routers, but with DHCP disabled and connected only via LAN ports, so equivalent to switch. I should also say that I can connect clients to "Z" using static IP, and things work OK. But that doesn't meet my need.)

Can anyone suggest a config that would work?

Alternatively, if someone can tell me for sure that this *doesn't* work with the WET54G, that would be helpful. In that second case, if there *is* a device that will work, I'd love to know about it (e.g. will it work with a modded WRT54GL?).

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I have at my disposal an otherwise unused ActionTec GT704WG DSL Router. My broadband service is Cable. I'm wondering if the GT704WG can be used as a Wireless ethernet bridge (I have no deed for the DSL port.)

Pictorially, is something like this possible? If so, can someone recommend how to accomplish this?

(wired ethernet devices) <--> (GT704WG) <-802.11g->(existing router) <-->(cable modem)
 

Answer:ActionTec GT704WG as simple Ethernet to Wireless Bridge

Nope, it doesn't have that capability.
 

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first time poster, think i'm computer-literate but always get burned by my over-confidence...

our system:
downstairs:
dsl modem ---> smc7004awbr barricade wireless router ---> winxp desktop
upstairs:
linksys wet11 wireless bridge--->ps2 (or xbox)

my son is trying to play madden 2k5 on ps2. somehow we can get to the internet but not to the madden game server. apparently there is an issue with trigger ports with our router and i cannot figure out what i'm supposed to put where in the router setup. i found all the port NUMBERs, but don't know where to enter them or what boxes to check.

also, we haven't been able to get the xbox to connect at all for halo.

any info sincerely appreciated.
 

Answer:wireless ethernet bridge, ps2, xbox, setup questions

well, i figured it out after one year of trying.
i reset the wireless ethernet bridge and reconfigured it.
i assigned it an IP address of xxx.xxx.2.11 (my router's range is .2.2 through .2.40) instead of letting it get the IP address automatically and assigned subnet mask 255.255.255.0
i gave it the same SSID name (default) and channel (6) as the router.
we plugged it in to the xbox upstairs.
on the xbox dashboard, we chose manual IP config.
we typed in the IP for the xbox as xxx.xxx.2.6
we manually configured primary DNS as the same as the gateway IP (xxx.xxx.2.1 in our case).
we manually entered our secondary DNS which we obtained from the "status" screen for our router.
that was it. it works great and nick is playing halo 2 online right now.
i still haven't gotten madden to work. if anyone knows about trigger ports on smc barricade 7004awbr routers, i'd love the info.

 

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My laptop has wireless and an 10/100 ethernet port. I want to connect the 10/100 port to my XBox and use it to supply internet connection. Can this be done (running WinXP)?
 

Answer:Anyway I can turn my laptop into a wireless ethernet bridge for Xbox 360?

I suppose you could but, why? Go buy a basic wireless linksys or d-link router that will do the job much easier with less fustration. Or go one better, do straight ethernet to the 360. Wireless is for road warriors and coffee web surfers, not for lag free gaming.
 

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Hi

My wireless router (D-link DI514) packed up resently and stopped sending out a signal for internet or to my wireless bridge so I had to buy another one. Bought a Belkin N Wireless Router on the advice of the shop assistant, seemed to know his stuff, plus it came with a USB wireless adapter which is handy. The USB adaptor is connected to the PC in my room allowing me to get on the Internet and the router downstairs connects other PC we have to Internet too. Since I used to have a D-link wireless router I also bought a D-link DWL 810+ ethernet adaptor/wireless bridge thing in my room which was allowing me to connect to Xbox Live before. Now since I have changed the wireless router to a different make, got a new one, what exactly do I have to do in order for the D-link DWL 810+ in my room to communicate with the new Belkin Router I bought in order for me to connect to Xbox live for online gaming? I imagine I have to change setitings on the new router but wouldn't know where to start. anyone got any advice, thank you.
 

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Hi there

If you've a spare / old router which you can set up as a wifi bridge and connect a bit of LAN cable from Laptop into the Bridge router you'll generally get FAR better performance from even a cheap router.

Logic behind this is that most Wifi adapters are half duplex whereas a router is full duplex and throughput will be significantly better.

Another advantage is that you can still use 5 GHZ band even if your PC or whatever only can handle 2.4 GHZ wifi.

If your router doesn't have bridging facilities you can often do it by a firmware upgrade --for most routers try this :

www.dd-wrt.com | Unleash Your Router

Note --this is the Bridging router --not your main one that you use to connect to your ISP with --don't want to cause people to have inoperable boxes !!!!!.

I've found using a Router as a bridge far better than having to have loads of LAN cable all round the house --and also antennae in wifi routers are hugely better than most built in Wifi cards so you can in a lot of cases avoid extra slowdown caused by wifi extenders.


In my "man shed" -- a good 100 metres from the main house - could just about get 8 Mib/s on a very poor 2.4 GHZ wifi signal from the wifi card

Laptop now acceptable - still with 2,4 GHZ wifi but using "Bridged" method with an old EDIMAX wifi 4 port router. Around 70 Mib/s (still a lot slower by about 10X - I'm getting nearly 1Gb/s download in main house on 5 GHZ wifi --ISL has excellent Internet !!!... Read more

Answer:Wifi vs ethernet-->wifi Bridge using router - MUCH FASTER with Bridge

Hi there,
Pay attention to Units, it is very "easy" to get "confused". 70Mbps = 8,75MB/s.
And what is that Units "Mib/s"? Mega Information Binary per Second?
Cheers

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Hi there

If you've a spare / old router which you can set up as a wifi bridge and connect a bit of LAN cable from Laptop into the Bridge router you'll generally get FAR better performance from even a cheap router.

Logic behind this is that most Wifi adapters are half duplex whereas a router is full duplex and throughput will be significantly better.

Another advantage is that you can still use 5 GHZ band even if your PC or whatever only can handle 2.4 GHZ wifi.

If your router doesn't have bridging facilities you can often do it by a firmware upgrade --for most routers try this :

www.dd-wrt.com | Unleash Your Router

Note --this is the Bridging router --not your main one that you use to connect to your ISP with --don't want to cause people to have inoperable boxes !!!!!.

I've found using a Router as a bridge far better than having to have loads of LAN cable all round the house --and also antennae in wifi routers are hugely better than most built in Wifi cards so you can in a lot of cases avoid extra slowdown caused by wifi extenders.


In my "man shed" -- a good 100 metres from the main house - could just about get 8 Mib/s on a very poor 2.4 GHZ wifi signal from the wifi card

Laptop now acceptable - still with 2,4 GHZ wifi but using "Bridged" method with an old EDIMAX wifi 4 port router. Around 70 Mib/s (still a lot slower by about 10X - I'm getting nearly 1Gb/s download in main house on 5 GHZ wifi --ISL has excellent Internet !!!... Read more

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my old asus machine had 2 ethernet ports on it. one was a 3com incoming and the other was a nforce bridge out. So heres the question

can i take my new core 2 duo machine, drop my netgear wireless pci card in it, and make a bridge or whatever so then i could run out of its ethernet port into my a64 machines ethernet in port? is this possible?

i dont mind if the internet is slightly slower to the a64 box, i just want it to stay on my network as a media server/ storage.

thanks!
 

Answer:using pc as ethernet bridge

Yes, you can bridge network interfaces no problem.
It would make more sense to get a $10 switch (or an old used hub for free).

PS
I hope you know the differences between routers/switches/hubs and the difference between routing and bridging.
 

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Question: Ethernet Bridge

Has anyone used an Ethernet Bridge or a Powerline Internet Network (similar to Ultra U12) which uses the household AC outlets for transferring Internet from a modem to another location? I am using one and it works well most of the time but occasionally it drops off and I am not sure what causes the failure. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Blufish
 

Answer:Ethernet Bridge

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Is there anything made that would bridge my USB webcam to a wireless adapter?
Let me edit this. What is a good and inexpensive setup for monitoring things. I have a full rack in my basement with some servers and a panel in the wall that I can use for coax returns. I would preferably like to have the camera(s) come into the PC for DVR, but not necessary.

Here is my wall.


 

Answer:USB to ethernet bridge

Wireless USB gear is starting to be available in quantity recently. You should be able to get a Wireless USB hub and dongle kit for about $100. Not sure how well they work, but this is what they're designed for.

I think some routers can also share USB over the network, if they can operate in wireless client mode that might work too, or coupled with a client bridge.
 

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Hello!

I just moved into a new place that already had working (free) Internet. I hooked up an Ethernet cable from my computer to the Ethernet port on the wall and loaded a website, then it crashed. I tried to fix it but it's some jerry-rigged setup that's beyond my networking comprehension. I talked to the previous resident and he said that he used the wifi for years with no issue.

Here's the setup the best I can explain it: Outside there's an old satellite with a wire that leads into the basement. This wire leads to a Linksys wireless-b Ethernet bridge (wet11 v2). An Ethernet cable is plugged in to that device and is then plugged into an Ethernet port in the wall (LAN?). On the second story there's a panel in the wall that houses a Linksys router that I believe the bridge is connected to. That router is then connected to a Wireless Netgear router that the wifi on my phone would connect to.

I've tried unplugging everything to reset it, but that hasn't fixed the issue. I've been down in the basement trying to connect the Ethernet bridge via 192.168.1.225 on a laptop with an Ethernet cable plugged directly from the laptop to the bridge. The internal browser-based configuration utility won't pop up though, so I can't even try to configure it.

Anyone have any ideas on how to fix this? I've got some pictures of the setup I can send someone via my phone if that would help. Thanks for the help!
 

Answer:Ethernet Bridge Help!

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Hi any help please, I have a simple system using two MSI ethernet bridges for broadband connection to my laptop.
Just moved into a new flat and in two rooms there is no internet connection yet all is well using all the mains sockets of all the other rooms (obviously OK if laptop is connected directly to the ISPs broadband modem)
I have checked the wiring particularly the earths in all sockets to no avail.
On the MSI adaptors the red COL led sometimes flashes when connected to the non connecting mains socket. I cannot find any diagnostic info for these devices which have always been totally reliable.
Win7 64bit IE 9
Thanks

Answer:MSI ethernet bridge

Answering ny own question, this was caused by nothing more than a corroded earth pin on a mains adaptor.

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Hey - I know its possible but I'm not sure if you can do it with an everyday router.

Basically my main Internet hub is in my room I would like my D-Link router to pick up the 'Wireless' connection and redistribute it as an ethernet hub If that makes sense.

So you get this:

INTERNET HUB ---> connected to PCs/wireless etc via Wifi --> Also connected to a D-link router --> redistribution of internet by router via ethernet

The reason I ask is if its possible its going to avoid me putting stupid ethernet cable through the house in order to get internet on my TV....

Thanks in advance.
 

Answer:Is it possible to bridge lans without ethernet?

If the D-Link router supports "Wireless Bridge" or "AP Client" mode then you can do it.
 

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hello, my motherboard has 2 ethernet ports, one goes to my main router, the other is empty

i want to hook up another wifi router to my pc to create another wifi access point.

i was able to bridge both ethernet ports and get my host computer to obtain the static ip settings i need, but how do i setup the other part (the router)

my computer currently has
ip - 192.168.1.139
sub - 255.255.255.0
gate - 192.168.1.1 (dd-wrt)

i would like the router hooked to my pc to be 192.168.2.1 and dhcp from there
any help is greatly appropriated
thank you
seesoe

Answer:ethernet sharing bridge

*bump*

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The server (Windows 2000 AS) is terribly slow at times and I want to increase the
bandwidth. If I add a second ethernet card to the box and bridge them, the question is..

1) Can two IPs exist on the same server, one for each card?

2) Will it increase the bandwidth for the server?

3) Can you have half the users log onto the server through one card and half on the other?

4) If you have 2 processors, with 2ethernets, will that help improve server performance?
 

Answer:2 ethernet bridge = more bandwidth???

1. No, however you *can* have two NICs using NLB that appear as one virtual IP
2. Probably, but that depends on what exactly is slow on the network.
3. NLB automatically takes care of balancing the load. Intel server NICs I believe have software to do load balancing.
4. Again, that depends on what the server is doing, current network performance, # of users, etc.

If you could give some more background information on the problem, then maybe others can offer more suggestions.
 

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First at all Hello everybody, and sorry for my poor english.
I have 2 LAN networks (192.168.34.-- and 192.168.0.--) on 192.168.34.4 I have server platform Windows Server 2003, with Call of Duty 2 dedicated game server. Also there is an internet . Second LAN have users which want to play game on server over LAN. Problem is in fact that, except CoD2 server, users must no see anything else. Server use default CoD2 port 28960, and I need most simple solution for this.
Thank U in advance.
 

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I am trying to bridge my ethernet connection so that I can connect a computer to my laptops ethernet port and have internet on that computer. When I try to bridge the connection the computer shows its connected but it says that it doesn't have internet. I did it once and it worked, so I think that I am doing it wrong.  How do I bridge the ethernet connection properly?

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I asked earlier this week about web servers and home servers... and In the process of working that concept together, I have really questioned my network setup. Ill try to make this as painless as possible.

Ethernet Bridges:

Simply put, I cant run hardwire up to my room. And with me moving to Pittsburgh in a year, Its not worth the effort.

So, for the past couple years I have used a Linksys Gaming adaptor as a cheap alternative to an ethernet bridge. For one PC, it does the job. Once hooked to a switch, its fine. Now turn on 2 or more XP computers on that switch, IP conflicts left and right.

I got what I paid for... so now I am looking into true ethernet bridges, and would like some help picking one out. From there, I'll need some tips on buying a switch... (im thinking gigabit)

Ill be happy as long as it can be protected (wep, whatever security they have now a days) and will run up to 5 or 10 machines at the same time with no problem. As for the switch, I just want the best one out there without hurting the wallet. And both should have settings like the router, where I can make specific configurations.

Which brings me to my IP questions:

I have too many towers laying around that I paid way too much for, so I'm determined to give them a second life.

If you have seen my earlier post, you know I am trying to make my old athlon 64 box a home server. Most of my IP questions are pretty much solved on that as long as i can configure samba right. But... Read more

Answer:Real Ethernet Bridge, IP questions.

Well, first let's clear up some terminology. You mean a wireless ethernet bridge or a wireless network bridge. Just "ethernet bridge" is an ambiguous term.

A bridge works on a lower level than TCP/IP, so any questions about IP addresses are totally irrelevant. Once you have bridged two networks, the bridge is totally transparent and any IP stuff works exactly as if everything was wired together in a single newtwork.

Same goes for making your web server available. The bridge is 100% transparent to everything at IP level and above. So you set up the router just as if the web server was wired to it.

No, you do not need a public static IP address to host a web server unless you want to use your own domain name instead of a subdomain. There are plenty of free dynamic DNS providers out there and your router most likely supports one or more of them already.
 

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In hyper-v I cannot connect to internet. the message is "there is no driver for this adapter". It looks like the VS and the NIC are in reverse mode, ie the NIC says it has no connnection but I have Internet there. The VS says it's connected but there is no internet. My internet connections include a Blackberry VPN which I could form a bridge with the VS. But no internet connection from hyper-v.

thanks, from Tom

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I had a breaker switch off power in my room when I accidently had a few too many things on at once. In that room is my Buffalo wireless bridge that connects to my xbox 360.

Well, after that happened, my xbox had trouble geting online..it would get on there..have an IP, but then disconnect.

The bridge has the normal green lights as always.

Currently, the PC that is hard wired to the router is a Vista machine. Even with the Vista patch downloaded from buffalo, I could not get the software that configures the bridge to execute properly.

In my room, the XP machine is connected via wireless to the network. So I hard wired the bridge to the router and loaded up the software on my XP PC. It found the bridge and listed it's IP as 192.168.1.123. Great...but when I hit connect, the software froze. I reloaded it and it could not find the bridge.

Next step, reset the bridge..I did this and now the bridge can not be found on the network when I run the buffalo software.

Should I try and hardwire the XP PC to the router (major PITA right now)? Even though it found the bridge before, now it can not...is this the issue? Or is the bridge simply hosed from the power flicker?

I hard wired the 360 and connected to Xbox live just fine, so the 360 is good to go.
 

Answer:Is my Buffalo Ethernet Bridge hosed?

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I found a good deal on an ethernet bridge for 24dbi grid (802.11b) antenna (as opposed to the orinoco and PCI adapter solution)...this is a better solution for integration and ease of setup but how can I connect to multiple networks?

I assume there's no way to use netstumbler or similar utilities with an ethernet-bridged antenna? The seller says it is controllable via an http interface requring an SSID...though it does have an automatic config. setting.

Does anyone have any experience using such a configuration? I am looking to connect to 3 or 4 networks (at this point, my school's wifi and the networks of a few friends in the area).

Also, does anyone know of a place that actually sells PCI adapters for the oriinoco gold PC card?
 

Answer:WiFi Antenna + Ethernet Bridge ?'s

You understand with transparent wireless bridging your not really connecting totally seperate networks. You'll be adding remote segments to a parent network. Your home for instance would just be added to the schools network segment. It's IP scheme etc..

Beyond that, the workgroup bridge, or outright bridge would just be a transparent link. It should have a console or utility to give your quality and strength numbers for the association to the parent device, be it an AP (if your using a workgroup bridge) or parent bridge if your running a Point to Multipoint bridging setup. I don't have alot of experience with the budget stuff so perhaps the WET11 or equivalent has no interface that allows you to see how strong your link is. That would be a shitty thing but not a complete suprise. Cheap gear generally gives cheap results. What kind of equipment are you looking at? A 24 dBi grid is an awful lot of juice. How far are your links?

PCI adapters for Proxim client cards are plentiful. A google search yields dozens of hits. Might be a better choice. Just depends on what your setup is and your expectations.
 

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Hi, everyone--

My family and I have a SMART TV and use it to watch Netflix. It's WiFi capable and we even have a wireless extender, but the connection keeps dropping constantly.

I have read a few things about turning an old router into a "switch," like this article from Lifehacker. I'm not sure if this is what I'm looking for as there are several meanings for switch, and the purpose is normally for another port, not a bridge-type thing. Would it be possible to use second router to serve as a bridge between my two ethernet cables so we can hardwire the SMART TV? If so, any ideas on how I would do that?

Thanks in advance,
Gamloi7
 

Answer:Using a router as a bridge for two ethernet cables

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Hello,  I travel on my job and frequent many hotels/motels and just about all of them offer wireless.  Some offer an adapter that I use my ethernet connection and power the adapter by a USB port.  Those work great.  Most do not.  Is there a universal one that is on the market that will work with all systems that is compact in a zippered case?  I have been researching this for 2 hours and don't seem to get anywhere.  Thanks in advance.

Answer:WiFi Ethernet Adapter/Bridge

A 802.11g PCMCIA adapter should work with pretty much any wireless system out there, apart from the really esoteric ones.  Go for a brand name adapter for a better experience...

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I've done this on windows 7 but I can't seem to get it to work on windows 10.

Just to clarify I'm trying to have it so I can have other devices connect to the network from my laptops wireless adapter.

Thanks for any help

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i have a netbook that is recieving internet through verizon vzaccess and in the network sharing center the network interfaces is listed as dial up, but i tried to bridge it with my ethernet nic by selecting both of the interfaces and right clicking one of them to bridge them, but for some reason that i don't understand the option for bridging the connections isn't there, how do i bridge these two interfaces
 

Answer:how can i bridge a dialup and ethernet connection in windows xp pro

Tried using the ICS (Internet Connection Sharing) ?
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306126
 

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I'll try and give as much info as possible to reduce the amount of unnecessary questions and wasted time. I am extremely frustrated and at the point of pulling out my hair.

I used to have my windows XP Home Service Pack 3 desktop connected to my Toshiba Satellite laptop running Windows 7 via a crossover ethernet cable. This is how I accessed the internet on my desktop. Setting this up was no problem.

Recently, I formatted and reinstalled Windows XP on the desktop (hadn't been done in a few years, clogged, slow, needed to be done). Since then, I've tried to do the same connection I had before with a crossover ethernet cable from my laptop to my desktop. No luck.

No settings on my laptop have changed since the format & reinstall of windows XP on my desktop.

I have checked all the settings on both my laptop and desktop, including file sharing, windows firewall (on, off, exceptions allowed), file folder sharing, network discovery, etc. All except for firewall are set to on. Firewall is set to allow exceptions, although I tried playing around with it off as well. I tried deleting and recreating the network bridge between the LAN and Wireless network multiple times to no avail.
I've tried multiple different IP addresses and default gateways, nothing works.
Before you jump to any conclusions, I used this as my guide: How to Bridge an Internet Connection: 10 Steps (with Pictures)

My laptop has internet and works perfectly fine.

My desktop, in network connecti... Read more

Answer:Ethernet Crossover Network Bridge Win 7 to Win XP Fail

Sounds like you don't have the driver installed for your network port on your desktop. There should be a "local area connection" icon in the network area, 1394 is firewire.

Is the network port onboard on the motherboard or are you using a lan card?

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My desktop is connected to a wifi network and I need to bridge to another via ethernet. I have started by selecting each network and I bridge the 2 connections, creating a bridge, but the other computer still doesn't have internet connection.

Is this possible (I would think so) and if so, what have I done wrong?

Answer:Bridge internet connection over ethernet from wifi

Never mind the other computer's owner was being dumb :P

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Alright, I recently got a D-Link DIR 655 Router and a Vigor 120 Modem. From what I know, I need to set my router to do PPPoE (Seems simple enough, put in my username and password and the Primary and Secondary DNS servers are automatically found so nothing needed to be added there) However I couldn't connect to the internet after that, as far as I know I need to set up a bridge with my modem. I have the router and modem connected but I do not know what to set up in the modem itself so it forwards whatever the router sends to it. Sorry if I seem like I'm talking no sense. I'm stuck here.
 

Answer:Setting up a Ethernet bridge with new router/modem

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I'll try and give as much info as possible to reduce the amount of unnecessary questions and wasted time. I am extremely frustrated and at the point of pulling out my hair.

I used to have my windows XP Home Service Pack 3 desktop connected to my Toshiba Satellite laptop running Windows 7 via a crossover ethernet cable. This is how I accessed the internet on my desktop. Setting this up was no problem.

Recently, I formatted and reinstalled Windows XP on the desktop (hadn't been done in a few years, clogged, slow, needed to be done). Since then, I've tried to do the same connection I had before with a crossover ethernet cable from my laptop to my desktop. No luck.

No settings on my laptop have changed since the format & reinstall of windows XP on my desktop.

I have checked all the settings on both my laptop and desktop, including file sharing, windows firewall (on, off, exceptions allowed), file folder sharing, network discovery, etc. All except for firewall are set to on. Firewall is set to allow exceptions, although I tried playing around with it off as well. I tried deleting and recreating the network bridge between the LAN and Wireless network multiple times to no avail.
I've tried multiple different IP addresses and default gateways, nothing works.
Before you jump to any conclusions, I used this as my guide: How to Bridge an Internet Connection: 10 Steps (with Pictures)

My laptop has internet and works perfectly fine.

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Answer:Internet Network Bridge Crossover Ethernet Trouble

GalaxyBounce...

When you reinstalled XP Home on the desktop, did you follow by reinstalling the manufacturer's drivers? If not, you may need to visit your manufacturer's website and download the drivers using another PC to a detachable USB drive attached to that PC. Then you can attach that drive to your ethernetless PC to install the drivers. Chipset driver is supposed to be the first one to install, but there should be a network driver there too...

Maybe this would get your connection going...
 

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Is it possible to use my wifi to download at the same time use my ethernet adapter to play local lan games ?
I have tried to bridge both adapters but it didn't got the result I expected.

Please help me out !

Answer:Network bridge : Lanplay using Ethernet + Download using WIFI

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

Normally, the network adapter drivers work with the Operating System (OS) to pick one connection to use. This is especially true in a laptop where the network drivers for the wireless adapter might automatically disable the wireless connection once the OS has a wired connection.

I make use of multiple network adapters by using Virtual Machines (VM), but that probably would not be practical for your situation since a VM takes up resources that you should probably reserve for gaming. Maybe some of the other forum members have some suggestions for you.

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Hi there

I don't like a load of LAN cables everywhere and "She who must be obeyed" was complaining about number of boxes / gadgets / flashing lights etc under the TV !!!!!! so I've moved the two servers out of the way and just have the cable box/ main router.

so this I found was a really woman friendly solution for masses of LAN cable etc etc. !!!!!!!!

If you have fast Wifi and you have some Ethernet only gear connected away from your Router / Cablebox you can use a "Wireless Bridge" -- It's possible to "Hobble" some old routers via DD-WRT but not all routers do that and you might want to use fast wifi connectors. Some modern cheap routers now allow "Wireless Bridging" too.

You need to set the second router up as your wireless bridge and then plug the LAN cables from your devices into that router which will connect wirelessly to your network.

I found this Router actually very good -- also works on new 802.11ac protocol (up to 433 Mbs in the 5GHZ band so plenty for your server / streaming devices).

IPlugged the NAS'es Ethernet connectors into the lan connects on the "Bridge Router" -- works fine

This one was 32 EUR inc Tax.

Edimax BR-6208AC Wi-Fi Ethernet LAN Dual-band Router - Grey It does work as WIFI Bridge -- you have to ensure your router can do that function if you buy a new router.

If you have fast wifi and want to get rid of LAN cables and move boxes like NAS boxes into spare closets ... Read more

Answer:LAN Cable free - even for ETHERNET devices (via Wifi Bridge)

We hooked a powerline 1200 with gigabit ports up to our tv and it does the job nicely. It lives behind the tv and therefore is out of site. My NAS is also powerlined 1200 connected.

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Hi,
I just downloaded Vista, and i pluged the Ethernet cable in and nothing happened. On XP, when I plugged it in, I didn't need any software, it just recgonized it an connected to the internet. So, I decided to install the software it came with, but still it didn't work. Is there a Vista driver for it, or is it just not going to ever work?

Thanks,
Ryan
 

Answer:Is the Gigafast Homeplug Ethernet Bridge compatable with Vista?

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Hi there

I don't like a load of LAN cables everywhere and "She who must be obeyed" was complaining about number of boxes / gadgets / flashing lights etc under the TV !!!!!! so I've moved the two servers out of the way and just have the cable box/ main router.

so this I found was a really woman friendly solution for masses of LAN cable etc etc. !!!!!!!!

If you have fast Wifi and you have some Ethernet only gear connected away from your Router / Cablebox you can use a "Wireless Bridge" -- It's possible to "Hobble" some old routers via DD-WRT but not all routers do that and you might want to use fast wifi connectors. Some modern cheap routers now allow "Wireless Bridging" too.

You need to set the second router up as your wireless bridge and then plug the LAN cables from your devices into that router which will connect wirelessly to your network.

I found this Router actually very good -- also works on new 802.11ac protocol (up to 433 Mbs in the 5GHZ band so plenty for your server / streaming devices).

IPlugged the NAS'es Ethernet connectors into the lan connects on the "Bridge Router" -- works fine

This one was 32 EUR inc Tax.

Edimax BR-6208AC Wi-Fi Ethernet LAN Dual-band Router - Grey It does work as WIFI Bridge -- you have to ensure your router can do that function if you buy a new router.

If you have fast wifi and want to get rid of LAN cables and move boxes like NAS boxes into spare closets ... Read more

Answer:LAN Cable free - even for ETHERNET devices (via Wifi Bridge)

We hooked a powerline 1200 with gigabit ports up to our tv and it does the job nicely. It lives behind the tv and therefore is out of site. My NAS is also powerlined 1200 connected.

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I am getting horrible pings around 1000ms and I tried loading speedtest.net but gave up after a minute. My wifi performs much better but I am getting some weird system stuttering when I use the internet while listening to music on my hard drive or watching videos off my hard drive. The audio cuts out awfully. I was hoping I could clear that issue up by switch to ethernet but since the router is on another floor running a cable isn't an option.
 

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Hi All,

I have read through a lot of other posts but can't find a solution related to my issue.

I have a Dell XPS laptop with Windows 7 Ultimate I want to use for bridging the Ethernet connection to it's WiFi connection. WiFi connects perfectly to the net. I enabled ICS on the WiFi and then bridged the WiFi and Ethernet connections.

WiFi still connects to the net fine on the XPS, but when I connected another PC to the laptop via Ethernet, it only shows a 169.254.116.152 IP address on the PC and throws a Network Error "Windows has detected an IP address conflict." It looks like for some reason DHCP on the XPS is not assigning an IP to the PC to bridge the Ethernet connection to the WiFi on the XPS.

When I do "ipconfig /renew" on the PC it says "An error occurred while renewing interface local area connection... The DHCP client has obtained an IP Address that is already in use on the network... "

I am a fairly technical person having built computers and network for the last 20 years, I've been trying multiple solutions for hours and reading everything I can, but this one has me stumped.

Thanks in advance for any assistance
 

Answer:Network Bridge WiFi to Ethernet Win7 IP conflict no DHCP - advanced user needs help

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I just setup an Airaya wireless bridge for my small business buildings its bridging 2 miles but I cant get it to work as I was told it would. I was told that my wireless community on end B could use the internet connection from end A because I pay for a 50 MB/s connection and my ISP told me this was how I could bridge it without having to buy internet on both ends I currently have the routers ethernet #1 port plugged into radio B as I was instructed the radios are perfectly aligned and sending and recieving at the highest possible rate but none of the wireless users in building B can connect to the internet they can only connect to the router.. if this doesnt make sense.. tell me and i will try to make it sound less n00bish.

Aiden Garrett Graham

http://static.zoovy.com/merchant/pnt/AI108-4958-KIT_d.pdf

thats the information on the airaya kit

the wireless router is a Netgear WNR854T
 

Answer:Solved: Wireless community on wireless bridge -- Airaya

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Hello,

Im trying to find out if a network combination is possible with the particular hardware I have at the moment.

I have looked thourgh other threads but could not find exactly this.

The hardware I have is : Hawking HWBA54g wireless bridge and a linksys WRT54G2 V1 router

I have the Hawking bridge setup picking up a wireless network from the hanger across from it, it picks this up fine and I can plug a wired connection and use the net.

What I want to do is plug the WRT54G Router into the Bridge to broadcast the connection wirelessly in that hanger.

Is this possible with the hardware I have?

Any help would be greatly appreciated, thankyou
 

Answer:Connecting a wireless Router to A wireless bridge

I don't see why not. You should be able to simply plug them together. If the remote wireless network has the same 192.168.1.x base address as your Linksys, you will have to configure the Linksys to a different base address, say 192.168.2.1. You obviously also want the channel of the Linksys as far away from the bridge channel as possible to minimize crosstalk.
 

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AP Client vs. Wireless Repeater vs. Wireless Bridge; which one should I use for the following network...

I have a modem and a router in 1 location. I want to connect the WAP54G to the router and have it talk to another WAP upstairs. Running a cable is not possible. And, I want the upstairs computers to be able to communicate with the downstairs ones via the Access Points. So, I'll have a network (same subnet, though) upstairs. Do I connect the upstairs WAP to a switch upstairs and that's it?

And, do I use the AP's as clients, repeaters, or bridge?
 

Answer:AP Client vs. Wireless Repeater vs. Wireless Bridge; which one should I use for this?

I have a dlink di-624 and a wireless range extender(DWL-G800AP) and they work flaswlessly together. I have tremendous wireless range with the combo.

QJ
 

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I have a Belkin F5d8633 -4 V1000 From a while ago. And for the last year or so i've used the Sky sagem [email protected] router. (I tried when i first got it to use the belkin as the primary router but couldnt due to the lack of username and password) At the moment I've got my desktop wired into the sky and recently connected the Belkin router to the sky to add range on the signal in my house.
However the range still isn't good enough to reach the top floor of the house which could be due to the office where its situated to be a garage and the signal having to go through outside walls, but we were assured when purchasing it would work to a third story.
I've been trying all day reading threads on this forum and others, to see if it was possible to wirelessly bridge the routers. I'm not sure of the specifications of the routers I have, and the sky router settings don't seem to like being changed, but if anyone could lend some knowledge my way, would be greatly appreciated. I think what i want is a wireless bridge but I'm not sure on how to go about setting that up.

Thanks Kurt.
 

Answer:Wireless access point / Wireless Bridge

You can probably get a user manual from Belkin's web site if you no longer have the CD.

You are correct that you want "wireless bridge" or "AP client" feature. With Belkin you'll probably find that it might work as a wireless bridge with another Belkin router, but not with other brands. Still, it's worth trying if the manual gives enough hints on how to configure it.
 

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Right now I have a wirless network setup through a Linksys WRT54G router. I also have another one of these routers lying around unused. So I am wondering if I can use this router (or routers in general) as s wireless bridge so I can connect my Xbox and PC in the basement.

If not, I might get a seperate wireless bridge like the WEG101 . But I would need a switch in order to connect multiple devices to this bridge. So is it possible to use a router as a switch?

In the end, I am just trying to save as much money as possible and try to put to use all of these routers lying around.
 

Answer:Can I use my Wireless Router as a Wireless Bridge//Switch?

third party firmware for the WRT54g:
http://forums.anandtech.com/message...eyword=&STARTPAGE=1&FTVAR_FORUMVIEWTMP=Linear
 

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I found this site because this thread showed up in google search http://forums.techguy.org/networking/1080084-network-bridge-wifi-ethernet-win7.html . This is what I'm having problem with.

So here is my situation. I got a ubee router down stairs. I'm in the attic on my gaming/workstation/media server. I have all the cables and equipment to run GigE but this house was built over a 100 years ago and running much cable wont be easy.My signal in the attic isnt great but its fair *according to windows. I used the ethernet port on my motherboard upstairs and my netgear GigE hub to make a small lan for my extra gaming computer and file server. Now when I did a bridge i thought the DHCP on the router would find and give ip's to the stuff upstairs "behind the bridge" but it didnt and manual forwarding was hit and miss. So I tried ICS but that didnt work either. Then I realized I had to change the router to hand out 192.168.1 address instead of 192.168.0 but when I retried thebridge that didnt work but the ICS did. The DNS was really slow for the computers behind the ics host. My main problems is I'm notliking the ICS firewall. Stuff "in front of the host" cant see services behind it and vice versa.

For example my server behind the ICS host (gettings its IP from the win7 host) is running a bf1942 dedicated server. Every thing upstairs thats on ICS including the host can see it and connect. But nothing downstairs regardless of the OS. Now if I... Read more

Answer:Win7 wireless bridge between wired and wireless

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I know this is probably asked a lot, too much even, but I keep getting mixed answers by searching online. If I have a wireless router, what would be the difference in setting it to either Bridge mode or as a Repeater mode? I believe bridge mode would have it catch a wifi signal and allow you to hardwire a device to it via ethernet, right? And i believe repeater mode would have the router catch a wifi signal and... repeat it... amplify and send out the wifi signal to extend the wifi range coverage, right? Now, i dont see why both have to exist. Cant you set the router to repeater mode and still hardwire a device to it via ethernet, while still having it broadcast the repeated wifi signal?
Also, would a router set to bridge mode re-broadcast the wifi signal too while still having a device connected to it via ethernet?
Lastly, what if you set the router as an AP? Dont AP's extend the wifi coverage by re-broadcasting the connected wifi signal, AND allow you to connect devices via ethernet?

Any help and feedback is greatly appreciated.
 

Answer:Differences in Wireless Bridge and Wireless Repeaters?

bridge is wired at both ends using wireless in-between.
repeater doesn't need any network connection after the first repeater.
Unify has units that look like fancy smoke detectors, first one is wired to the network and all the rest of them just need to be in range of another to repeat the signal.

AP's don't re-broadcast the signal from the originating wifi as you would be connected to the AP and not the other wifi.
I use 2 routers here, one is used as a wifi router and the other is used as a switch and AP with the routing turned off, I also have the SSID and passwords the same on both so my devices will automatically connect to the stronger signal.
 

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I want to connect my home network (described below) to my landlord's free wifi. I have just purchased a wireless bridge to hopefully make this happen. A wired connection between the routers is not possible. I describe the setup below:

Landlord:
Router 1 (unknown): WPA, G

Me:
Router 2: Linksys WRT54G with standard firm ware, WPA, G
Wired NAS
Wired Print Server
Wireless devices (several)
WET54G Wireless bridge

Diagram: Router 1 -- WET54G -- Router 2 -- My wired and wireless devices. Router 2 will connect via Ethernet to WET54G. WET54G will connect to Router 1 via wifi.

I am pretty sure this set up can work. If not, please tell me. My question is how do I go about configuring Router 2 and the WET54G. DHCP, IP, etc. Please advise.
 

Answer:Two Wireless Routers and a Wireless Bridge

You should be able to reset the second router to factory defaults and connect once you get the wireless bridge talking to the wireless network. The only fly in the ointment might be a need to change the base address of your secondary router.

When you're connected to the wireless network with a computer, please post the following.

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD to open a command prompt:

In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following command:

Note that there is a space before the /ALL, but there is NOT a space after the / in the following command.

IPCONFIG /ALL

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter to copy the contents to the clipboard.
Paste the results in a message here.

If you are on a machine with no network connection, use a floppy, USB disk, or a CD-RW disk to transfer a text file with the information to allow pasting it here.
 

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Ok so here is the deal,

i have a wireless modem in the basement where the line come into the house- cant put it upstairs because there is a problem with the phone line and the DSL keeps dropping.

My computer is on the second floor, the laptops have no issue because they are wireless but my tower isn't wireless.

so i have a DIR-615 WIRELESS N ROUTER in the office upstairs and i was hoping to use it to access the wireless network that originates in the basement,

Signal is fine but i have no idea how to set my D link router to act as an access point to the network,

any ideas

thanks

A.
 

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So Right now you can get the Netgreat MR814 wireless router for under $30 new from amazon and other plcaes.
Its a Router, 4 port switch, wireless access point all in one. The problem is, really old machines can't take wireless cards, so you need a wireless-ethernet bridge. And they stlil cost $80 or so. Very annoying. But I was thinking, and there must be a way to hack a firmware for the MR814, so that it acts as a bridge instead of a router? It has all the components it needs. It just needs to use them a little differently. Plus I bet most people could use this same trick for thier PlayStation2's. Has anyone done anything like this before, or done anything similar with another cheap router brand? Lemme Know.
 

Answer:Wireless Router as Wireless Bridge

I've done this with an SMC Barricade WiFi router. All I did was turn off the built in DHCP server. Uplinked it to my wired switch and then just statically assigned my laptop (WiFi) with an IP in the same subnet, DNS, and gateway as my Wired network... That's it, works exactly like a Wired to WiFi bridge.

The only possible *gotcha* is don't use the "WAN" port on the WiFi router. all the other ports are fair game though. I turned off the DHCP server because it would only assign itself as the gateway, and since I have a very nice firewall/router already in place I didn't need to use the barricade as a firewall/router.
 

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I have my modem hooked up in my room with a wireless router attached. My PC is hooked up via ethernet, and my room mates use the wireless. My room is about 40 ft (I would estimate) and a wall or two from my entertainment center which houses the tv of course in addition to my ps3, wii and HTPC.

My HTPC has no wireless card, currently a malfunctioning old USB wireless stick. I want/need to get internet to that pc and get it on the network. The solutions I was considering were buying a wireless card (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833124115) or buying a second router (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833124190) and using it as a bridge (something which I have never done before). I already have a WRT54GL which I got recently and flashed with DD-WRT.

What would you recommend? Would I get a better signal with the bridge? I could also ethernet my PS3, which could potentially get a better signal? Would using the bridge allow me to boost my wireless connection in that area of my apt? Thoughts, recommendations welcome. Thanks.
 

Answer:Wireless Bridge vs Wireless card

if you use the router as a bridge for your ps3 and pc you'll be splitting the avilable bandwidth which maxes out on wireless g at 54 mb/sec.

I recommend leaving the ps3 alone and getting a new wireless card for the pc.

Actually wait. The bandwidth on wireless G is split either way, so you're better off just getting a wireless card. Its cheaper.
 

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hi,

I have a Netgear router/modem in my hall with 1 computer connected wired it it and alos a pc connected wirelessly in another room.
Now i want to know if i bought a Belkin Wireless Gaming adapter / Client Bridge F5D7330UK
http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/prod...2hvd19wcm9kdWN0X3Jldmlld3M=&product_uid=61885
would I be able to connect this to a normal wired switch in my room so i can add more wired computers to my network to acces the internet and share files and printers?

if i can't use that what would you recommend I do or buy to be able to do this?

thanks PIFLNJFC
 

Answer:Help with wireless bridge

Well there is 125Mbps High Power MIMO, 54G Wireless Ethernet Converter that takes wired devices, desktops, laptops, games systems, printers makes them wireless without connecting the Wireless Ethernet Converter using any wired LAN cable, thus you don't have to worry running cable to the wireless Router. WEC does have 4 switch ports for 4 wired devices. I use it in the Kitchen here where there is no LAN cabling. I wanted to be able to have the internet wireless in for two Kitchen devices.

Google search text: Buffalo Tech click on the first link, then look at wireless devices. Or go to Newegg and type Buffalo you should see the Ethernet Converter there. I was a firm believer of Belkin Networking products but 3 routers failed on me within a month so I've gone to Buffalo and don't have any real issues as there are none.
 

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Hello i have a linksys wireless router that i want to extend. i have bought a Dlink DWL-g710 range extender in hopes that it would fuful my purpose. i can connect to the Dlink with a wireless connection but i am unable to connect to the linksys when plugged into the LAN port on the dlink. i was hoping i could plug a wired computer into a hub and then the hub into the Dlink which would then talk to the wireless network. so far i cant make it work with eitehr static ips or DHcp.
will this dlink let a computer plugged into the LAN port to talk to the wireless network or does it only allow wireless connections to talk to it?

would a "game adapter" work better?
i know its just a bridge but would it work to plug a LAN cable into say a logitech game adapter (for xbox etc) and then it would be able to talk to the wireless network?
thanks
 

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Question: Wireless Bridge

I am looking for a wireless bridge for under $100 for my Playstation 3. I was thinking about using the Xbox Wireless Network Adapter MN740 but I would like multiple ethernet ports so I can finally move my 360.

Also I am not sure how bridges work, but what I hope it does is bridge the networks that will allow me to access my UPnP server on my Desktop. (I don't know if this is standard, or if other bridges will just create a new subnet)
 

Answer:Wireless Bridge

Get the wireless bridge and then use a 10/100 switch behind it.
 

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I have an Xbox 360, PS3, and a Wii which I want to hook up via wired ethernet and bridge wirelessly. My current router is a D-Link DGL-4300 gaming router,

I have a poor signal in my basement, but with a directional antenna I can get 54mbps which is why I want to use a router bridge.

I want to use another router as the bridge but I'm not sure which router I can use or how I can go about this.

I'd appreciate any help.
 

Answer:Wireless bridge help.

bridging wireless connections (ie: one WiFi AP connecting wirelessly to another WiFi AP) can get very quirky. most manufacturer websites (i can confirm this for linksys, d-link, and netgear) have some instructions and recommendations that get to be model-specific.

if you've already bought one or both AP's, then hit up the manufacturers' support section on their site(s). otherwise, do some digging on this first through their support and forums area for any guidelines or walkthroughs on doing this.
 

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Question: Wireless Bridge

I am looking for assistance in setting up a wireless network bridge.

My main router (i.e. the one connected to my cable modem) is a Netgear WTG624 v3. This device is configured and working well.

I would like to configure a Belkin F5D7231-4 to wirelessly connect to my Netgear router and thus enable me to connect additional equipment (Kiss DP-558, PS2, etc.) in another room to my internet connection via the Belkin.

The Belkin has a setting to make it act as an Access Point or as a Wireless Bridge, but I don't know how to configure the settings properly to make this set-up work and would appreciate some help.
 

Answer:Wireless Bridge

If both devices are not WDS capable then getting it to work will be the exception rather than the rule. Client ethernet bridging is not a standard, as is WDS, so different Mfg hardware typically will not talk to each other in a bridge mode configuration. With that said, same SSID, same frequency base (channel) and any encryption you have running on the parent AP.
 

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Question: Wireless N Bridge

I'm looking for a good Wireless-N Bridge to use in my entertainment center. It needs multiple Ethernet ports to connect my XBox 360, BR Player, etc...

Dual-Band N would be nice.

I don't care about AP capabilities. I simply need it as a bridge.

I have a Linksys DAP1522 coming, but now I'm hearing it ain't so hot.

Any recommendations?

I use a NetGear WNDR-3700 Router.
 

Answer:Wireless N Bridge

TechLarry said:





I'm looking for a good Wireless-N Bridge to use in my entertainment center. It needs multiple Ethernet ports to connect my XBox 360, BR Player, etc...

Dual-Band N would be nice.

I don't care about AP capabilities. I simply need it as a bridge.

I have a Linksys DAP1522 coming, but now I'm hearing it ain't so hot.

Any recommendations?

I use a NetGear WNDR-3700 Router.Click to expand...

Dont you mean the D-Link DAP1522?

I have one, Used in bridge mode. Works great no probs.
 

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Question: Wireless Bridge

Haven't messed much with wireless bridges and i need you guys help to see if what i'm trying to do is possible before i even spend the money.

I plan on using this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833156232

basically...this is what i want to accomplish so i don't have to run ethernet cables up and down the house.

pc1, pc2, xbox 360 all 3 wired connection -> TRENDnet TEW-637AP (bridge) -> wirelessly connected to linksys router

is this possible without running into any ip conflicts?

is this doable?
 

Answer:Wireless Bridge

I would buy another Linksys router that is DD-WRT compatible (flash it with DD-WRT) and set it up as a wireless bridge. It allows you to forward another DHCP server so there are no IP conflicts. It is rather easy to use as well if you are familiar with DD-WRT. I done this at my sisters house and it has been working for a while with no issues.
 

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Question: wireless bridge?

i want to connect my xbox and ps2 to my existing wireless network, and i was wondering if there is some kind of wirless bridge i could use to connect both of my consoles to the network. i found one from linksys, but its 150, and i really didnt want to spend that much. Does anyone have any sugestions as to what i should do?
 

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Question: Wireless bridge

hi ...just wondering is there any wireless bridge that has over 50Mbps Data ransfer rate and range of over 20km ?

all i found was the cisco 350 series?? but its data transfer rate is 12 Mbps or something....

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not sure if this device exist. I want to place a wireless bridge in my attic then Connect from the bridge a poe ip camera. So from my router to bridge would be wireless then bridge to cam is poe

Thanks
 

Answer:Wireless poe bridge?

http://www.technotrade.com.ua/userfiles/images/RB2011US.jpg

This router might be more expensive and overkill for what you're looking for, but it might do the job. Port 1 is POE and I am pretty sure you can configure this router to be a wireless bridge.

It's the MikroTik RB2011US-2HnD-IN. Maybe MikroTik has something a little smaller with PoE and wireless. They use their own OS on the router called RouterOS. It's Linux based and is Cisco/Juniper like and pretty powerful.

I forgot also that you can also buy PoE injectors.
 

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A long time ago, I posted about using my desktop as a bridge for a router. Well, I wanted to do something more simple this time, and am having problems with it.

I have a WIFI connection with my desktop computer, and I want to use the LAN to bridge an internet connection to my DirecTV box.

My wireless is 192.168.0.1 gateway while the LAN is set at 192.168.13.1.

I had to setup the LAN manually as the IP address was 169.xxx.

I am not exactly sure what to set the DNS to. I put the first one to the 192.168.13.1 and the second to one I use for openDNS. I am able to ping the IP address of the DTV box (192.168.13.113) that I set manually. I just have no internet.
 

Answer:Using LAN as a bridge through wireless

set the DNS to use open for all

8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4
 

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Question: Wireless bridge

Hey everyone,

I'm trying to set up a couple desktops in a room that can't be reached with CAT5, so I thought that rather than buying wireless cards for each, it might be better to go Wireless Bridge > Switch > Computers.

I have one of those D-Link 'Gaming Routers', a DGL 4300. Would something like this or this work? Does anyone know the difference between them?

Thanks,

-Nick Sabatino
 

Answer:Wireless bridge

would buying a cheap wireless nic and a cheap switch and turn one of the PCs into a wireless bridge be an option?
 

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Question: Wireless Bridge?

'lo folks.

Moving to London into a seven room houseshare which has a wi-fi network provided by the Landlord. My main PC is a desktop and to date has connected directly to the router at the current address via ethernet cable (an old cable was running the length of the house as a legacy of time before wi-fi) and so it has no facility for attaching to a wireless network currently.

Personally, I've had iffy experiences with using USB wi-fi receivers in the past (my previous Desktop PC while at Uni) and also have my doubts about the effectiveness of adding in a . Additionally, I also have a Network Attached Storage (NAS) rig which I'd like to be able to stick on the network as well so it can be used for sharing files with my housemates - it doesn't have a wireless connection itself and I doubt I'll be able to get access to attach it directly to the router, so I need to be able to connect to the network wirelessly..

Therefore, what I believe I need is a wireless bridge - a device that can connect to the exisiting wireless network and then interface with my desktop and NAS by ethernet. Ideally this would have at least two Ethernet ports so that I can attach both my desktop PC & my NAS, but I believe that if I just connected a standard Ethernet hub/switch to the wireless bridge and then connected the devices to the hub/switch this would suffice (although having the whole thing in one box would obviously be a lot better).

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Answer:Wireless Bridge?

You need a true wireless bridge, you don't want "relay mode", which is really a range extender.

I use the ZyXel P330W as a wireless bridge here, it's one of the few inexpensive routers that has true bridging capability. You can connect four wired devices to the router.
 

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Question: Wireless Bridge

I Have: Cable Modem, WRT56G Router, and WAP54G Access point.

I want to avoid buying a wireless card for my desktop or sending a wire from my router to the desktop. Is there anyway to connect my modem to the WAP then send the connection to the router and connect it wired to my desktop?
 

Answer:Wireless Bridge

WAP54 in Bridge Mode maybe?
 

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Question: Wireless bridge?

I am doing a slight upgrade on my network at home. I am using a Meraki MR18 for my current wireless. I need a wireless bridge on the other side of my apartment that has two network ports (if only 1 i can add a switch). The Meraki supports N600 dual band. Any suggestions on a bridge?
 

Answer:Wireless bridge?

Because of how the Meraki APs work, I believe you can't actually setup a bridge like that. Bridge mode on Meraki devices allows wireless clients access to the LAN
 

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Question: Wireless bridge

Hi there
I am wondering if it is possible to Create a wireless bridge. I am trying to connect a linksys WAG54gs to next doors wireless router. It's ok she's my mother in law.
She has a BT home hub 3.
Is this possible?
 

Answer:Wireless bridge

Hi there
I am wondering if it is possible to Create a wireless bridge. I am trying to connect a linksys WAG54gs to next doors wireless router. It's ok she's my mother in law.
She has a BT home hub 3.
Is this possible?Click to expand...

possible - BUT against the ISP rules - so we cannot help here , even if family

http://www.techguy.org/rules.html

WiFi "Piggybacking" / "Wardriving" - We do not support the act of using someone else's Internet without permission. Also, please note that almost every ISP prohibits sharing your Internet connection with another home, and we will not assist you in breaking their rules.Click to expand...
 

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someone please help me i cant get it to work.
i have 2 buffalo wifi routers with tomato firmware installed.
#1 is connected to the cable modem and is the main router to the whole house.
i have an xbox 360 i wanna get online so i thought id use my 2nd router to get it online and save $ not buying a usb wifi thing for it.

so i need to figure out how to use wds mode or something to have my 2nd router connect to the wifi signal of #1 and get my xbox online via ethernat cable.

ive read stuff online and nothing works
 

Answer:help with wireless bridge

I suggest trying "wireless client" or "wireless ethernet bridge" mode. I'm not familiar with the Tomato firmware, but in DD-WRT firmware, these would be the proper modes for connecting as a wireless client to a standard wireless router / access point, and sharing that connection with the wired ports.

For this, the main router should be left as a standard wireless router without WDS.

I suggest checking the Tomato docs and picking one of these modes.

http://www.polarcloud.com/v/scclient.htm
 

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[font=&quot]Ok I have a question is it possible to setup a network Bridge via wireless and LAN when one is not connected. This is what I am thinking. I am sitting in at my desk and I am using my laptop with the wireless enabled and then I decided I want to connect to the network with a hardwire because I can get faster speeds for transfusing files...I don't want to go through the trouble of having to turn off the wireless on the laptop because it has bluetooth and if I turn of the wireless it also turns that off as well that and I am lazy.
So if I am connected via the wireless and LAN I am just going to end up confusing the network like hell .

I Thought if I setup a network bridge between the Wireless and LAN adapter through windows XP that this would solve the problem. But when I don't have the LAN connected my bridge no longer works. It seems like the bridge only works when both are connected at the same time.

Does anyone know of a way around this.[/font]
 

Answer:Bridge Wireless and LAN

The whole idea of a bridge is to make things working together and make it one network.

So making a bridge is exactly the opposite of what you want to achieve.

You can disable one connection by right click on the icon and choose Disable for the specific connetion.


 

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Question: Wireless bridge

Hi there
I have a BT home hub and an old linksys router. I want to link the two wirelessly to extend my Internet access to my studio in my garden. With the router in the studio and hub in the house.
Is this possible?

Answer:Wireless bridge

"Is this possible?"
Almost certainly not, but what is the merit in trying to get the Linksys router to operate as a bridge, rather than have the computer(s) in the studio connecting wirelessly directly to the BT Home Hub?

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To start, I am new to wireless networking. While I am technical and pretty smart, networking and wireless is new to me....

Ok, here goes. I have a PC upstairs and a Playstation 2 and soon to be x-box downstairs. Additionally, downstairs I have a D-Link Wireless Media Player. The media player communicates with the PC thru a wireless router, also by D-Link.

I want to connect both the PS2 and X-box to the internet, presumably thru the router. I am wondering what the best way to do this is.

I see a wireless bridge available, but it only allows connection of 1 piece of equipment. So I need 2?? Is there another option?

Being relatively new to this, I had thought perhaps moving the router and DSL modem to the room where the pS2/x-box/dsm are and connecting those directly to the router and then buy a PCI card for the PC upstairs. Will this work. If not, any other suggestions.

Someone on another board suggested something they called an AP? What is that??

Sorry to be so long winded with this, but any help would be greatly appreciated. I'm seeking options that are inexpensive and easy to set up and maintain.

Cheers.
 

Answer:Do I need a wireless bridge or something else?

May be this can Help: Wirelessly Bridging Home / SOHO Network.


 

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hello

i have 2 options to get ethernet

1. from the belkin wireless G USB Network Adapter

Problems;
i cant instal any driver ore wil work also i have option 2

2. i have a laptop whit windows vista i want to set a bridge whit a UTP cable from the lan port on the laptop to the lanport on my computer

i cant get it right can someone help me please

thanxx.. DJlaurens

Answer:No Wireless or bridge...

No one? please help me xD im now on the ethernet because i have a utp cable from the modem to the computer

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Question: wireless bridge

I want to set up a wireless connection at a near bye house. I have an omni directional antenna mounted on the roof of my house connected to a d-link dir 655 router. I'd like to set up the other house so they can connect wirelessly. The two houses are about 200 feet apart with a direct line of sight. I have another omni antenna with a 15 foot cord and a couple of linksys routers flashed with tomato. As I understand it I can set up a router as bridge and receive the signal from the house but I'd need to hardwire the connections from the bridged router. Is there anyway to set up the bridged router to broadcast a wireless signal. Is it possible to create some sort of a base/repeater setup using the equipment I have. thanks
 

Answer:wireless bridge

i suspect this is against your ISP rules to supply other houses / premises with a wireless signal or share broadband

have a read of the rules here
http://www.techguy.org/rules.html

WiFi "Piggybacking" / "Wardriving" - We do not support the act of using someone else's Internet without permission. Also, please note that almost every ISP prohibits sharing your Internet connection with another home, and we will not assist you in breaking their rules.Click to expand...

closing post
 

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I am looking for a solution to my setup. I am getting a vonage phone adaptor that is going to be right next to my office computer but the router/modem is on a different end of the building.
The computer has wireless but the phone adaptor does not. What is the best solution for me? I was thinking about just getting one of those gaming adapters to connect the adapter wirelessly or is there a better solution?
The gaming adapters are the same as a wireless bridge right? I seem to get more useful results searching ebay for gaming adapters than I do searching for bridges. Searching for bridges yields to very expensive units.
 

Answer:Wireless bridge or something else?

a_kraker99 said:





possibly this one?

http://www.tgrmn.com/web/file_replication.htmClick to expand...

You posted this in the wrong thread.

As for a bridge, any old WRT54G can be flashed with either DD-WRT or Tomato firmware and act as a wireless bridge. I use a couple of them in that exact manner in my house.
 

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Question: Wireless bridge?

I have a zyxel 660 modem+wireless router, and also a TP-link wireless router. I can connect to the internet with the Zyxel, not problem, but the wireless range is limited. Can I use the TP-Link wireless router as the wireless access point, and use it to also connect wirelessly to the zyxel as follows:?

PC(wireless) - - TP-Link(wireless router) - - Zyxel(wireless router modem) - - adsl(internet)

Should I be looking to create a bridge, and what protocol would I use?
 

Answer:Wireless bridge?

rednek said:





I have a zyxel 660 modem+wireless router, and also a TP-link wireless router. I can connect to the internet with the Zyxel, not problem, but the wireless range is limited. Can I use the TP-Link wireless router as the wireless access point, and use it to also connect wirelessly to the zyxel as follows:?

PC(wireless) - - TP-Link(wireless router) - - Zyxel(wireless router modem) - - adsl(internet)

Should I be looking to create a bridge, and what protocol would I use?Click to expand...

As shown, the TP-Link(wireless router) needs the 'bridging service'. Look at the documentation to see if it supports that protocol.
As a last resort, wire a connection that contains ONLY
Code:
PC(wired) - - [COLOR="Blue"]TP-Link(wireless router) [/COLOR]
and access the routers config page with your browser -- there will be several features and you can look thru them to see if it's supported
 

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Not sure if I have the terms right but do they make wireless bridges/ "gaming" adapters with POe?
 

Answer:Wireless bridge with POE?

POE means Power Over Ethernet and is used a lot by ISPs. What is your application? I assume your trying to bypass a DHCP or avoid NAT difficulties.

I use a PicoStation to pick up a signal from my wireless router and I connect it to my switch so that anything plugged into my switch grabs an IP on the same network as my router ... but keeps me from running cable directly from my router (useful for up/down stairs)
 

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I have a wired network but I want to use a couple wired media players in a place where I can't run a Ethernet cable so I want to use a wireless router and wireless bridge to connect them to my network. I was using two D-Link DIR-601 routers with one of them flashed with DD-WRT to act as a bridge. It worked fine until I tried to use uPNP. It seems the DLNA server program I use needs the MAC address of the media player passed to it and the DD-WRT equipped router set up as a client bridge won't do that.

Instead the DD-WRT equipped router in client bridge mode provides it's own MAC address. So I guess I need a real bridge that passes through the MAC address(es) of whatever is connected to it. Any recommendation for a bridge that will do that and hold up to hours of streaming media without dropping the connection and/or stuttering? Preferably for a low price?
 

Answer:Looking for wireless bridge

Not sure what build you're using, or if it would work, but did you try the MAC Address Clone section? I'm actually running a very similar setup, 2 routers with DD-WRT, 1 set as a bridge. I've just never needed to actually clone a MAC address for anything.

EDIT: After a bit of poking around, have you tried using them as a WDS instead of a wireless bridge? Supposedly it's completely transparent (so it'll pass the MAC addys along just fine). Worth a shot before plopping down any money.
http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/WDS_Linked_router_network

Hope I was a help
 

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I have a Netgear wndr3400 connected by wire to my cable modem and my computer, and I access it wirelessly with several devices throughout my apartment.

I just moved, and my TV & Bluray player, not wireless, are in a room too far away for wired connections. I think I can connect them to the network by buying another router and using it as a bridge, but I've never entered that realm before.

Maybe "bridge" isn't the right term, but I want it to receive wireless signals and hook up to the TV and Blu-ray via Ethernet cables. I'm not so concerned about extending wireless range, as that isn't an issue in the new apartment.

Can I do this? If so, should I buy another WNDR3400, or is there a better (or cheaper) option? And any setup tips?

Thanks.

Jim
 

Answer:need wireless bridge help

"Wireless bridge," "AP client" and "Ethernet converter" are terms used to describe what you want (to "extend" a wireless network to an ethernet portion). Some (not too many) have this capability--you have to check the user manual or maybe the specs. Often you need to find a Wireless Access Point (WAP) that also includes that feature; those usually only have one ethernet port so you need to add a switch. I think that all of Buffalo's Ethernet Converters (example) include a 4 port ethernet switch.

And any setup tips?Click to expand...

RTM (Read The Manual). I have an Airlink101 WAP that I use as a wireless bridge; reading the manual made setup somewhat straight forward but w/o the manual I would have struggled quite a while probably.
 

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Question: Wireless Bridge?

http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/prod...2hvd19wcm9kdWN0X292ZXJ2aWV3&product_uid=29834

can i use this to connect my Xbox to my wireless network?

thanks
tom.
 

Answer:Wireless Bridge?

You do want a Wireless bridge but thats not one, if you look up the model number its a really old and basic Wireless Access Point - the reverse of what you want. Something like the D-Link DWL-G810 would work.
 

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Question: Wireless Bridge

Help, please.
I currently have a Trendnet wireless router model TEW-631BRP that I have set up and is working fine. I would like to extend the range if possible. I have heard that I can purchase a Trendnet Access Point model TEW-630APB that I can use in repeater mode using WDS technology. I have no idea how to do this or what WDS technology is.

Could someone step-by-step me through this? Any help/advice would be appreciated.

komara
 

Answer:Wireless Bridge

In this forum I haven't seen much evidence of success setting up a repeater. Certainly having units of the same brand that are supposed to work together should help. Your best bet setting one up is to follow the User Manual instructions.

Better may be to get a better (hi-gain) antenna.

Better than that if you can is to position the router more centrally. Or run an ethernet cable to a second wireless access point.
 

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