Wireless-WAN to Wireless-LAN

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Volantis, Sep 14, 2006.

  1. Volantis

    Volantis LI Guru Member

    OK consider the following scenario. In our condo, we bring in a highspeed network and provide highspeed wireless access to everyone in the building.

    Sitting in my apartment, I want to have my own wireless network running behind my own wireless router.

    So.. I don't want a router that requires a hardwire WAN connection, I want a router that has the capability to communicate with a wireless network on the WAN side (as well as provides all of the typical features of a wireless router on the LAN side). That is.. I want a wireless WAN to wireless+wired LAN router.

    I am not exactly sure how to better describe this.

    Does Linksys (or any other manufacturer) make such an integrated unit?

    The true test is... if I moved my apartment to a different location.. the only thing that I would need to do is a site-survey (I assume run from the router) for available WAN network connections and then connected up. My internal network shouldn't notice any difference.

    (for my real case, replace "building" with "marina" and replace "apartment" with "boat")

  2. HennieM

    HennieM Network Guru Member

    Not stock from Linksys AFAIK. With a WRT or similar router and custom firmware, and WDS and some subnet/firewall manipulation, you may get there.

    Alternative - 2 routers: one connected as client to the inet connection, short ethernet, 2nd router for your homenet (or is that boatnet ;-), on different channels.
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