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Openair Internet Connection

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by witxp, Nov 27, 2006.

  1. witxp

    witxp LI Guru Member

    Hi everyone,

    I currently have a WRT54G router and the place I live is hosting free wireless internet. I'm looking to cancel with my current provider and switch over to the free internet. The problem is how can I have my router get the internet from the free internet thats being provided?

  2. ifican

    ifican Network Guru Member

    I have not used that router, however if you can put it into bridge mode then it should work ok. But just as a i am really curious question, is this free internet going to be ultimately as fast as what you get to your place to use by yourself vs what you will be sharing with everyone else?
  3. witxp

    witxp LI Guru Member

    The free internet is slower; however, it's free and for email purposes only I think it sufficient.

    Is bridging mode the best way to go?

    Could I set it as an accesspoint?
  4. HennieM

    HennieM Network Guru Member

    witxp, if you want your router to act like an access point, you might require 2 of them - 1 in client mode, wired to another in AP mode. You'll need 3rd party firmware to do so.

    If this free wireless internet is WDS enabled (which I seriuosly doubt), you could set your router to WDS mode, acting as both a client and an AP.

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