Wireless Bridge or Router

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  1. Jon_Boehm

    Jon_Boehm Auditioning

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    Problem: I would like to connect both my TIVO and Playstation to my wireless network. They are both in my stationary in my home entertainment center. Do I need a Wireless $Bridge$ and a multi port hub or can I use a Wireless Router which are dirt cheep?

    Bottom line: Can a wireless router use its wireless connection as a WAN/Uplink port?

    Jon
     
  2. DonRoeber

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    Depends on the router. I know my Apple Airport Base Station and my Netgear wireless router do _NOT_ allow me to configure them as bridges.

    Later versions of the Airport base station do allow you to, but I've switched to using the netgear router.
     
  3. Jon_Boehm

    Jon_Boehm Auditioning

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    I own an Airport Extreme Basestation and am trying to find a router that will act as the remote accesspoint. Any suggestions? How does one find out if the router is capable of this?

    Jon
     
  4. Jeff Blair

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    I don't know about a remote access point, but D-Link sells a extender that works well. I think it costs about $80, but I might be wrong. It's been a while since I have looked at them.
     

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