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Old 01-15-2012, 12:13 AM   #1
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Question How to use a wireless router inplace of a wireless card to connect to the Internet?

I am trying to use a Linksys wrt54gs2 as a wireless card/ WAP to access a wireless network. My desktop does not have a wireless card so it would save me money if I can use the wrt54gs2 to connect to another router instead of buying a PCI wireless card.

So here is the topology of my network:

Cable modem> Linksys E1500 router> SSID broadcast

SSID broadcast> Desktop computer w/ built in wireless card
SSID broadcast> Laptop computer w/ built in wireless card
SSID broadcast> Printer w/ built in wireless card
SSID broadcast> wrt54gs2 router > Desktop computer

So I am wondering how I use the wrt54gs2 router as a Wireless Access Point to connect to the E1500 which is the primary router providing Internet broadcast.
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Old 01-15-2012, 12:45 AM   #2
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Typically, that won't work. What you'd need is called a bridge. Some third party firmware like DD-WRT can sometimes add this.
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You can save yourself all that grief if you just get a usb wireless adapter. Zoom has one that is b/g/n for 20 dollars. I have one.
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You should use a wireless adapter. It will boost the signal of the network.
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some routers allow you to repeat the signal so using two routers as one.
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You need to make a Wireless Bridge. This will plug into the PC with a cable and make it wireless so that it will then connect to a wireless signal.
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