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Least Expensive Way to go Wireless-N?
Posted 09 February 2009 - 09:18 AM
I'm thinking that once MRV comes out I'm going to want Wireless N speed on everything. What is the least expensive way to upgrade?
I've noticed that the Belkin Router has a setting to use it as an Access Point? Would that work on my HR's? Those routers sell for under $60, whereas the newer WGA600N is more like $90. Would that work? Is there anyway to get Wireless N mode onto my DD-WRT existing hardware (WRT54g routers set as bridges)? I don't think DD-WRT supports wireless N. I don't really want to go the powerline route either. I'm open to creative ideas...
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Posted 12 February 2009 - 03:04 PM
I've noticed that the Belkin Router has a setting to use it as an Access Point? Would that work on my HR's?
No. An access point isn't the same as a bridge. The HRs need a bridge.
Is there anyway to get Wireless N mode onto my DD-WRT existing hardware (WRT54g routers set as bridges)?
No, totally different hardware is required.
I don't think DD-WRT supports wireless N.
It certainly does, but again, you need N devices.
What it comes down to is that you're going to have to buy some new N-class devices that can work as a wireless bridge, and since you can find the WGA600N for around $70, you probably won't save much money buying a different brand right now. And even if you can save $10-20 a unit, is it worth giving up native support? You'll have to decide that for yourself.