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#20978 11-Apr-2008 16:30
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Hi team,

I can already access the Telecom hotspot across the right of way just below my workspace through my wifi enabled notebook on the norther side of our building. 

But the price is a killer.

KordiaMetroWifi runs right through the southern side of the same building I'm in, but not where my notebook can connect without being on the southern side.   

There is a RJ45 connection from the Kordia capable room to the patch panel and a spare RJ45 connection at my workspace that runs right to the patch panel also.

I tried getting my workspace moved but they won't do it!!!

Here is what I am thinking.    

I could install a WIFI device in the Kordia capable room and run the ethernet cable to the wall connection - then connect the patch panel outlet to the outlet which connects to the RJ45 at my desk and then connect that outlet to my notebook.

Will that get me access to the wifi world wherever I want the WIFI device to be put.

What is the device I need to achieve this?



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  #122898 11-Apr-2008 17:04
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Hi, you simply require a AP that can operate in client bridge mode, most do, here is an example and a good supplier aswell.

And another.

By the way as well as client bridge mode these also operate in repeater mode, so if you can gain wireless access to the southern site where you intend to place this AP then you can get by without the cable, however it does mean a significant reduction in throughput. If you can gain access to the cat5 between the client mode AP and your PC all the better.



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  #129033 7-May-2008 08:58
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Ok Cyril,

I'm a little dumb here just now,  I have a wireless ap EDIMAX (7209APG) which will do Bridge mode and universal repeater.

I understand I need to set up the AP to connect to the incoming wireless signal from Kordia.  Then the AP has to repeat that signal on, so I can connect to it either through CAT5 or wireless. 

I'm just not sure how to set this up?

Cheers Bernard


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  #129043 7-May-2008 09:36
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Hi Bernard, I must admit the manual is light on detail. Normally a Client bridge is defined, however I think in Edimaxs parlance its Station Infrastructure mode is what you require. It probably would pay to check what channel and ssid is being used by logging into the Kordia AP without the Edimax first so you can set those details in the Edimax.


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