Cheap wireless bridge
Not school related, its for personal use
Moving back to my parents place soon for a few months and will obviously be using their internet. When I used to live there I had a cable running through the wall which I connected to another switch, since I had a few devices I needed wired for (xbox and media server). Since I moved out though my dad has filled in the hole (it was quite crude) so I need a wireless bridge this time
the off the shelf ones are a bit pricey though, roughly 40/50 quid for something Im not going to be using for long, so is there a cheaper option? Any way to use an old laptop to do it easily? Or flash an old router with alternate firmware?
Could buy an old bridge off fleabay but I need something that supports at least WPA and old ones may well not
cheers...but they're more expensive than buying a bridge...lol
Check around the pyramid of schools in your area. I picked up my D-Link WAP for a 'fiver' from a school that had given up on trying to get their wireless network working.
There is ALWAYS kit laying around not used, just a case of finding who has it!
I used 2 buffalo WAPs 5 years ago and got a solid 11Mbit between 2 floors of an old victorian terrace. Total cost then about £150, be cheaper these days I guess.
I currently use two BT HomeHubs 1.0 :rolleyes: Yes i know but they do the job lol picked the pair up for about fiver for the pair on ebay...........trouble is, as i understand it a wireless bridge also called WDS by the HomeHub 1.0 will only support WEP on both Devices.
Hope this Helps
if you had an apple laptop you could possibly do something like so :
Mac OS X 10.5 Help: Sharing your Internet connection
Probably possible in windows - but dont ask me how lol
you can do it on your laptop, using a standard lan cable (some sites say you need a crossover but they lie).
just plug itin, fix ip of laptop, share connection, and manually set the sexbox up with the settings.
Originally Posted by mossj