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Topic # 44987 30-Oct-2009 09:30 Send private message

HI,

I have a wireless broadband router in Location A.

In Location B, I have my BD60 (Panasonic) DVD player which is capable of surfing internet for You-Tube streaming etc. (without a PC). It has a standrad plug for Cat3 or 5 cable.

The DVD Player does not have wireless capability. I have no option to run a Cat3 or Cat5 cable from Location A (my router) to the DVD Player. (although 1 have a s-video and 3 RCA component cables running from A to that is unused now)

Are there any devices that i can plung into the DVD player that will help connect the two wirelessesly for good quality data comms.

Or is there any other cheaper way.

I am thinking of a device that plugs into the Cat5 socket of the DVD Player and then it transmits the signal to the router just like any other wireless device.

Richard

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  Reply # 268457 30-Oct-2009 10:05 Send private message

You will want one of these Netgear HD/Gaming kit.




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  Reply # 268459 30-Oct-2009 10:10 Send private message

You can just buy a cheap access point that will allow it to act as a client. simple, can be done in 5 minutes
Why did you need to start a new thread? you could have added this to your other one

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  Reply # 268466 30-Oct-2009 10:27 Send private message

garvani: You can just buy a cheap access point that will allow it to act as a client. simple, can be done in 5 minutes
Why did you need to start a new thread? you could have added this to your other one


+1, its a standard IP connection, so any AP with a ethernet port on it will do.

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  Reply # 268467 30-Oct-2009 10:29 Send private message

While a new AP would work, these kits are really user friendly - plug in, press the button and the configuration is done automatically.




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  Reply # 268484 30-Oct-2009 11:17 Send private message

freitasm: While a new AP would work, these kits are really user friendly - plug in, press the button and the configuration is done automatically.


Oh i dont doubt that, they do look like a good device. However at $300 they arnt the cheapest, whereas an Access Point could be picked up for less than $100

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  Reply # 268587 30-Oct-2009 15:07 Send private message

Not all accesspoints will bridge in the same way, best to check compatibility with the existing AP first.

Client devices usually do mac address spoofing or translation so that they are associating as a single client. This has some unwanted effects on thnigs that rely on broadcast in a lot of cases - like upnp. A bridge will not mess with them because it leaves all the mac addressies unchanged between the 2 ends of it.

I have had good luck with bridging using openwrt on routers but that may be a bit much to bite off at the moment. Also some routers call it client mode but its really a bridge so it can be quite confusing to figure out what you are really doing with the consumer gear between brands.




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