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Wireless Internet to Switch

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by kevinturcotte, Feb 25, 2013.

  1. kevinturcotte

    kevinturcotte Active Member

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    My current setup is cable modem to wireless router, wireless router to switch, switch to devices. I am moving, and will not have wired access to a router. I have some devices that do not have built in wireless, and would have to purchase adapters for each of them. Is there anyway to collect that wireless internet signal, send it to the switch, and distribute it like it currently is?
     
  2. hilmar2k

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    Sure. You can connect a switch to a wireless adapter. A Linksys WET610N would work well.
     
  3. hilmar2k

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    Sure.
     
  4. dennisj00

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    Or put DD-WRT on a supported router (Linksys and others). It has a bridge mode that is the same as a Linksys WGA-600N or WET-610N, but it also utilizes all the LAN ports (and the WAN port if you wish since it's unused) as a switch.

    Bonus: The Directv Wireless CCK can be used as a standalone bridge and it's only $30 or so from D and it's N or G.

    Edit: Check the database at www.dd-wrt.com to see if your existing router can be loaded and used as a bridge.
     

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