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    Wireless bridging

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    I have a Netgear wireless ADSL router in my lounge - that's where the master socket and my xbox are. Upstairs I have a couple of servers, and some other miscellanous bits and pieces all hard wired together for performance reasons. I'd like to add a wireless bridge so that I don't have to run a cable through the roof.

    Has anyone done this before? I'm thinking of getting a LINKSYS WAP54G WIRELESS 54MBPS ACCESS POINT (as it's the only one I can find at PC world, and I don't want to wait :-D)

    This should talk to my router as a wireless client with no problems right?

    Cheers....

    Tom

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    Bump!

    Has anyone done this? Will any Access Point work? Should I go for a bridge?

    Tom.

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    in theory i think your access point should just plug into the router and start to distribute the network. I dont think access points can assign ip's so you wont have to disable dhcp or anything.

    id get it and try to set it up. you might have a few glitches to iron out, but it shouldn't be anything major.

    ive got a d-link wireless router attached to my linksys wired router. The wireless router just acts as an access point, and it was basically plug and play out of the box.

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    He already has a wifi network set up from what I can tell. What he wants to do is join his wired network upstairs to the wifi network.

    The Linksys stuff is good, it has served me well and you shouldn't have any problems with what you've proposed. If you do, you can always take it back

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    If you want to do it, TBH you want to make sure both access points are the same model and obviously support wireless bridging
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    That's my problem. I have no idea if they support wireless bridging or not. I called up Netgear, and seemed to be put through to India, who told me I needed two access points (?) then put me on hold, then told me I needed only 1 access point. Then said to call back when I'd bought the access point and they'd try and help me....

    I was a bit dubious, so I called up Netgear, and was put through to someone in the UK who told me that I need a wireless print server as that was the only this which could act as a client.

    I think I may just go for those ethernet over power bridges, they seem reasonably priced, and at least I know they should work..

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    Well I got my next door neighbour the cheapest of cheap belkin wifi router and a wifi bridge and it worked flawlessly within minutes so I would fully imagine your netgear being up to the challenge

    As you say there are those Ethernet over the powerlines lark and from seeing them run myself at a mates house I was fully tempted to get it done myself

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    Which one does your mate have? Does he rate them?

    Cheers...

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