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    Bridiging a WiFi and Wired Connection

    I have a LAN setup like this:


    ADSL -> In.


    Off My ADSL box I have the following via Wireless
    - MiniMac
    - Office PC1
    - Office PC2
    - Exchange Box (In Cellar)
    - Backup Server/Data Box (Nice RAID'd Setup!) - In cellar too...
    - Notebook.

    All of which are via a 54Mbp/s WiFi Solution.

    However, I have a Synology box which has to be plugged in via the LAN so that goes to the Wired connection.

    I want to make it so that in the Cellar I can have 100mbit between the 2 servers, as having the ability to put boxes I am working online without having to mess around with dongles or PCI Wifi cards.

    So the question is - the boxes in the cellar run Server 2003 - how can I bridge the connections? Everytime I do it the system freezes and it doesn't work.

    I want it to basically act as a 'router' and route the data off that port to the 'net.

    So switch -> Network port on Server - data routed out via the Wifi


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    I dont follow.

    so your network currently has no wired components ?
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    I've just had a re-read.
    Unles syou want to run different segments of network , then you dont need to be running any extra routing. A 5 Port switch with a wireless AP in the upload port would probably do it. Briging the networks might be doable , but it'll be a P.I.T.A (if that box dies then you loose all celler connectivity )
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    I understand that I can whack it all on the switch - but thats on a different floor in the house

    Bridiging the Wifi and another switch in the cellar would work well - yes if the box goes down I loose connectivity to a test bench but thats not an issue

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    get another switch

    you coudl try and configure routing and remote access to bridge the connections , but you'll end up with your wired testbench on a different subnet , which you might not want
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    I have the other switch already but I can't run a physical cable from the router to that.

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    ... hence wanting to run a wireless thing

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    connect a wireless bridge to the switch - let the dedicated hardware do it for you

    buffalo make a nice little bridge / wireless extender.

    you can then connect your switch to it ( in the celler )
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    Hmmph I guess I wil have to buy one then

    I thought there would be an easy way to do it with s/w Clearly not

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    I dont think there is an easy way as such - Its something I could probably set up given a little time and the routing and remote access wizard , but as I say , it would involve the networks being on different subnets which is a bit of a pain.
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