Wireless router possibly used as an WAP?

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Wireless router possibly used as an WAP?

I have an older 802.11b kicking around made by netgear and i was wondering if it could be used to give my small mac collection a wireless connection to my newer faster router?? sounds crazy but it would be neat if that works. thanks in advance.

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Absolutely.

Absolutely.

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wifi bridge

If I understand the question correctly, you want to wirelessly connect some remote 'puters to an existing access point using a second Netgear 'router' in what's known as bridge mode. If the Netgear router supports bridge mode, then yes it may be possible. Otherwise, the answer is no.

You'll have to research your Netgear's capabilities, but frankly I wouldn't get my hopes too high. Most consumer wifi routers cannot be used in bridge mode.

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hmmmmmmmm ill have to look in

hmmmmmmmm ill have to look into it then about this bridge mode then. thanks!

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If you don't have the manual

If you don't have the manual for that router, download it. You might also find it supports client mode, which is not quite the same thing, but close.

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Just disable the DHCP server

Just disable the DHCP server and tell it to bridge the ethernet and wireless together. I've never seen a wireles router that couldn't also work as an access point.

Even if it can't, you can just put your wireless clients on another subnet as long as you aren't trying to direct IP access to wired devices. If you are, then you'll actually need to put a table for the second subnet into your primary router.

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my router im trying to use is

my router im trying to use is a netgear MR814v2. im in the process of reading the PDF manual now. havnt seen anything yet but there is alot of pages... but you think it should work just fine eh?

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That is the exact model I use

That is the exact model I use. I've also got a Dell TrueMobile 1170 (IIRC) in the basement lab. If I get snowed in and some time to experiment, maybe I'll see if I can get the MR814v2 to bridge to the Dell. I'm not even sure if the Dell works though. Smile

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well, i dont know much about

well, i dont know much about it, but i did try for a few hours and i couldnt figure it out. hopefully youll have better luck then me.

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