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Ultimate Geek


Topic # 25442 21-Aug-2008 14:21
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Was wondering if I could use my old dynalink wireless router as a access point to my d-link wireless router?

Not sure if this is possible?

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Master Geek


  Reply # 158684 21-Aug-2008 14:24
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I'm assuming you are talking about using your dynalink access point as a client connecting to your d-link access point...
Depends entirely on exactly what access points you have.  The only limiting factor will be what the firmware allows, and whether you can change your firmware...




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  Reply # 158685 21-Aug-2008 14:26
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So my d-link wireless router is my only wireless point currently which is pushing out the internet...

I want to put a pc at the bottom of my house and thought instead of buying a new d-link access point thought I might be able to use a wifi router to do the same job?




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  Reply # 158698 21-Aug-2008 14:57
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Access Point and wireless router are the same thing.  They bridge 802.11 frames to 802.3 frames.  Some may then have an aDSL modem integrated, which allows the 802.3 frames to be transmitted using aDSL technology.

From the hardware point of view, plugging the 802.3 (Ethernet) end of the access point into the rest of your network, and providing wireless access to this ethernet network, is no different to having the wireless interface connect as a client to a wireless network, and allow a wired device to access the wireless network.  When used in this way, it is called a client bridge.  Most manufacturers sell client bridges and access points as two seperate products, but it is entirely a marketing ploy, that is controlled by your firmware.

Do a google search for your particular access point model for alternate firmware, and you may find one that supports acting as a client bridge.  There are lots out there, but it depends on your hardware model as to whether they will work for you.



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  Reply # 158719 21-Aug-2008 15:44
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thanks very much, I'll let you know how I get on.




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  Reply # 158797 21-Aug-2008 19:56
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http://www.ezlan.net/router_AP.html

I followed this, but kind of ends flat. Is this the right idea? set the same subnet and IP in  the right range?




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