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Wireless Network Suggestions Needed!

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by joshdawg79, Sep 15, 2006.

  1. joshdawg79

    joshdawg79 LI Guru Member

    Hi everyone. I am trying to figure out what I can get to access the internet on a wireless router connected to a dsl modem downstairs. My pc upstairs has an ethernet card which I'd like to connect to either a wireless ethernet bridge or wireless router. I can't use a wireless adapter because I haven't found any to be compatible with Windows XP x64.

    I have been told that the Linksys WET54G wireless ethernet bridge would work, but I want to be sure before I make the purchase. Below is a diagram of my situation. If anyone has any suggestions, they would be most appreciated! Thanks. :)

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  2. Esquire

    Esquire Mesquire Staff Member Member

    WET54G is the simplest solution. Since your existing router does not support WDS, you can also look into custom firmware with wireless client/bridge function on a WRT54GL.
     
  3. HiSpeed

    HiSpeed Network Guru Member

    Or a Buffalo ! :biggrin:
     
  4. Esquire

    Esquire Mesquire Staff Member Member

    The bridge mode on a Buffalo router is in fact WDS and since the existing router doesn't even have it, I wouldn't even consider it.
     
  5. HiSpeed

    HiSpeed Network Guru Member

    No, dd-wrt client bridge mode is sufficient !
     
  6. Esquire

    Esquire Mesquire Staff Member Member

    No, in no part I was not referring to a Buffalo on DDWRT! A WRT54GL is less troublesome and more elegant in implementing the firmware.
     
  7. HiSpeed

    HiSpeed Network Guru Member

    I don't understand !
    Are you saying that Buffalo WHR-G54S with dd-wrt doesn't support the current "client bridge mode" I use on my WRT ?
     
  8. Esquire

    Esquire Mesquire Staff Member Member

    No, I'm saying a Buffalo firmware only supports WDS as standard. Client or bridge mode support is only a feature on DDWRT and I was NOT referring to both together, and having chatted with him in private messages regarding Buffalo routers prior to this thread, I for one do not wish to add to the confusion by adding extra elements to a solution.
     
  9. HiSpeed

    HiSpeed Network Guru Member

    I don't care, in all cases (WET excepted) DD-WRT firmware (or equivalent third party) is a prerequisite...
     
  10. Esquire

    Esquire Mesquire Staff Member Member

    I agree, but not all users are aware of the requirement.
     
  11. joshdawg79

    joshdawg79 LI Guru Member

    So I would be able to access the wireless router downstairs and get on the internet if I got a WET54G? If so, I'm off to get one at lunch! If it won't work or there are easier ways, please let me know!
     

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