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Sharing wireless Internet (PPoE)

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by Hardcore, Mar 31, 2005.

  1. Hardcore

    Hardcore Guest

    Situation: One antenna connected to AP WRT54G. Can I set up AP to act as router for 3 computers so that each can use one antenna independently and simultaneously?
    Simply: one antenna + WRT54G = Internet access trough PPPoE for 3 computers independently. Works or not?
     
  2. Esquire

    Esquire Mesquire Staff Member Member

    WRT54G has a built-in PPPoE dialler. When connected it becomes an Internet gateway for all 3 computers thus negating individual connections from each.
     
  3. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    If I understand, what you want to do is to use the antennas independently. There is only one radio in most consumer Router and Access points so you cannot use the antenns independently. The PPOE is through the WAN connection.
     
  4. AbNormal

    AbNormal Network Guru Member

    I am trying to paint a picture in my mind of what it is you are trying to do, and find it a bit confusing.

    Just to understand, the WRT54G has two antennas, and the firmware will normally decide which to use. There is circuitry that provides "diversity" selection, based on the best received signal. You normally don't need to worry about which antenna is being used, as it is completely automatic.

    Also, the WRT54G is both an Access Point and a router. You can directly connect four computers with RJ45 patch cords, into any of the 4 LAN ports on the rear panel. In addition, you can connect a large number of other computers, laptops, or PDAs wirelessly over the air, via the access point. The router will sort out all the traffic from both the wired, and wirelss devices, and all will get Internet access.

    And finally, if your ISP requires PPPoE authentication, the router's Setup page has a provision that allows you to enter your PPPoE User Name, and Password.

    Is this what you are looking for ??

    Cheers
     

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