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Old 09-18-2010, 08:59 AM   #1
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Question Make access point?

I was just wondering, if I buy a new router, can I use the old one as an access point? Its a DSL-2640R (my current one)


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Old 10-21-2010, 04:48 PM   #2
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Default Re: Make access point?

An "access point" is what most routers do by default-allow devices to connect to the internet via wi-fi.
Perhaps you mean a bridge? A bridge is a device that bounces an already-existing wi-fi connection.


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Old 10-22-2010, 06:30 AM   #3
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I also believe you mean bridge. A basic definition of the two:

Access Point - use a WIRED network connection to make a hot spot
Bridge - pick up a WIRELESS network and rebroadcast it to make a hot spot

I do believe that most routers can be turned into Bridges, I'm just not sure on the steps.
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