[TriLUG] Another Plea for Wireless Networking Help
shea at sheatisdale.com
Tue Jan 6 10:48:25 EST 2004
The problem with bridges like these is that you need one per device. They
are basically wireless access cards with adapters to connect to the device
But you might try this.
Buy the first bridge
And try plugging a hub into it.
This is my theory. If this was a regular wired lan, you could run a wire
from your router to the room and plug a hub into it. The router would
supply IP address to each Ethernet device plugged into the hub just fine.
The path looks like this:
So with your setup, I'm figuring that the wireless bridge is acting as the
part of the wire. The path is this:
Since the wireless bridge is acting purely as a substitute for part of the
wire and the router is supplying the IP via DHCP, I'm guessing it will
supply each devices at the end of the chain an IP address with no problem.
But, it might not. I've never tried this. I'm just guessing.
But since you have to buy at least one wireless bridge anyway, why not try
Or you could just run a wire to downstairs somehow and plug in a hub...might
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jason Purdy [mailto:jason at journalistic.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, January 06, 2004 10:04 AM
> To: Shea Tisdale
> Subject: Re: [TriLUG] Another Plea for Wireless Networking Help
> The problem with both of those products are that they only have 1 RJ45
> port, so I could hook up either the ReplayTV or XBox, but not both. Are
> you familiar with a product that has more than one?
> Thanks for pointing me in the right direction, though ... Bridge! :)
> Shea Tisdale wrote:
> > You need a wireless lan bridge such as the following:
> > Computer:
> > http://www.linksys.com/products/product.asp?grid=33&scid=36&prid=545
> > or for your x-box:
> > http://www.linksys.com/products/product.asp?grid=33&scid=36&prid=558
> >>-----Original Message-----
> >>From: trilug-bounces at trilug.org [mailto:trilug-bounces at trilug.org] On
> >>Behalf Of Jason Purdy
> >>Sent: Tuesday, January 06, 2004 9:27 AM
> >>To: jim at neuse.net
> >>Cc: 'Triangle Linux Users Group discussion list'
> >>Subject: Re: [TriLUG] Another Plea for Wireless Networking Help
> >>Jim Ray wrote:
> >>>You have to plug the router into your cable modem. You can plug an
> >>>point into a switch. They definitely are not the same pieces of
> >>Gotcha. I do have a wireless router plugged into the cable modem
> >>upstairs. But what do I need downstairs to convert the wireless to two
> >>ethernet ports? Access Point ... Router ... Adapter ... Bridge?
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