I purchased a WAP54G ercently because I thought I would be able to join one of the two local networks in my general vicinity which are made available without encryption. I had expected to join one of the two as a "client" and then connect my access point to a router and have internet access for a few computers that way. This is much like a friend at work is doing, but he is using a netgear access point I think. First question is, am I correct in thinking that an access point in "client" mode is what I want? Secondly, do other brands of access points allow my scenario to occur? And thirdly, is there any third party firmware around that will allow the WAP54G to accomplish this? Lastly, seeing that there is much more thirdware firmware around for the than there is for the WAP54G, does the with third party firmware support access point client mode as I had hoped to accomplish?