Connecting to my landlord's wireless network

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by anderkoo, Aug 30, 2005.

  1. anderkoo

    anderkoo Network Guru Member

    My Goal: To link my wired network (Netgear 802.11g router) to my landlord's network (Netgear 802.11g router).

    Situation: Our landlord is willing to share his broadband connection with his tenants. Currently we're on our own broadband service; hence we already have a wireless router. We like being able to share files over LAN so we're not clogging up the wireless traffic, so we'd prefer not putting PCI access cards in each of our computers. Instead, I assume we should be able to connect our wired network to his wired network through a wireless connection.

    The landlord's wireless network is protected by WPA-TKIP/PSK.

    What ONE product will allow me to do this?

    I understand that a Linksys AP can only connect to another Linksys AP, so doing this would require I buy TWO AP's, which seems silly given that we already have two wireless routers.

    I also understand that a Linksys WRT54G with a firmware mod can do this too, BUT that it can only handle WEP. I'd rather not compromise our existing security.

    Suggestions? Thoughts? Must we resort to drilling a hole in the floor between our apartments (which, actually, he may consider doing!)
  2. jgutz20

    jgutz20 Network Guru Member

    With netgear, i think your going to have to go with the WGX102 ( ) as i dont think your router supports WDS. you could still use your router behind this device as a switch, turn DHCP off etc.
    Good luck :clap:
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