[lug] Bridging netwroks with wireless

Ken MacFerrin lists at macferrin.com
Mon May 2 02:23:39 MDT 2005

Sean Reifschneider wrote:
> On Sat, Apr 30, 2005 at 06:03:36PM -0600, Michael Hirsch wrote:
>>modem comes in).  I'd like to Have another wireless box in anonther
>>room which would bridge between the wired netwrok in the rest of the
>>house and the netgear router.
> It has already been mentioned that devices like the WET11 can do exactly
> this.  I'd also mention that the WRT-54G can do this.  I don't remember if
> it's in the stock firmware, or only add-on firmware, but I have done this.
> You go into the wireless setup and say "Client" mode, give it ESSID and
> other wireless settings, and then it allows you to connect ethernet devices
> to it, which get bridged to the wireless network.
> Sean

Only down side is that using Bridged Client Mode you can only hook up 
one PC behind the client router.  To connect multiple PCs you will need 
to enable dhcp/nat and run Routed Client Mode which will require you to 
put the PCs in a separate subnet.

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