[TriLUG] WRT54GL wireless bridge
bidwell at dead-city.org
Fri Oct 6 10:57:13 EDT 2006
Owen Berry wrote:
> I need to setup a wireless bridge in my home so that my myth box (still
> to be built) can connect to my wireless network. I was thinking that I'd
> get one of those WRT54GL's and put OpenWrt on it, and turn it into a
> bridge. Does that sound feasible? Any cheaper (and reliable)
> suggestions? It needs to be able to handle WPA.
> Before anyone starts pushing for a wired connection, this is going to be
> located in my living room, which is nowhere near anything that could be
> used to wire it up. Also, it'll be running front and back myth on the
> same machine, so there's no need for a super fast connection.
> I'd prefer not to go the wireless USB adaptor route, mainly to avoid the
> hassle of drivers etc. Also, it's going to be a mini-itx solution, so
> not having an extra drain on the power supply via a USB device would be
> good. And no additional PCI slots either. Besides, the main board has
> built in 10/100 ethernet, so why not use it.
Seems very possible. I've set up a couple of WRT54G's and I've never
done the bridging but I sure it's an option.
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