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  •  Tech Question: (2+ / 0-)
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    Ender, DeadHead

    Is there such a thing as a wireless-wireless router with switches -- you know, a router that can distribute (wifi and ethernet) to a smaller network from a larger network signal it receives via wifi?

    Thanks to anyone who understands this question.


    A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five. -- Groucho Marx

    by Pluto on Thu Nov 22, 2012 at 09:31:03 PM PST

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      DD-WRT firmware can do that. I think that you want a Client Mode Wireless Bridge.

      DD-WRT is open source firmware that works on many different router platforms. Check the compatibility list. Don't omit the hard reset after installing the firmware.

    •  There's routers with built-in switches (2+ / 0-)
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      Heck, my dsl modem is a router/switch/wi-fi.

      I used to run a switch separately with my old dsl modem, because it didn't have the capability built-in, but it became unnecessary when I got the new one.

      So, I think you're gonna have plenty to choose from. Just make sure it specifies it on the box. If it has switching capability, the box won't hesitate to tell you, as it's a selling point.

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      Somebody has to do something, and it's just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us.
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      by DeadHead on Fri Nov 23, 2012 at 12:38:06 AM PST

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      •  Thanks for responding, DeadHead (1+ / 0-)
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        I have a wifi router router with switches. But I can't connect it using cat5. It has to pick up the host network signal wirelessly.


        A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five. -- Groucho Marx

        by Pluto on Fri Nov 23, 2012 at 04:13:37 AM PST

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        •  I got ya, now. (0+ / 0-)

          I was doing the exact same thing for awhile, but I couldn't get the signal to connect in a reasonable fashion.

          Line-of-sight on multi-level house is very problematic.

          Opted for powerline adapters + wi-fi access points instead. Powerline technology has improved dramatically since it first came out and I'm quite happy with it.

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          Somebody has to do something, and it's just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us.
          ~ Jerry Garcia

          by DeadHead on Fri Nov 23, 2012 at 11:17:44 AM PST

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