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# 255886 4-Sep-2019 18:56
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Looking for a wifi device with LAN port to connect my device which does not have a wifi feature, it is not pc/laptop so a usb wifi adapter is not an option. Laying ethernet cable from the router place to my room is not possible too, currently. The room has a decent wifi signal. Preferably ASUS brand(?) Thanks a lot.

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  # 2310761 4-Sep-2019 19:04
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Most wifi extenders will also bridge the ethernet port to the network it is extending, so have a look at those. They do mac address spoofing to allow multiple clients behind one wifi client so that may break some protocols, but I think that airprint has largly got it sorted now.





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  # 2310763 4-Sep-2019 19:09
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richms:

Most wifi extenders will also bridge the ethernet port to the network it is extending, so have a look at those. They do mac address spoofing to allow multiple clients behind one wifi client so that may break some protocols, but I think that airprint has largly got it sorted now.

 

Thanks, so one of these https://www.asus.com/Networking/Wireless-AP-Repeater-Bridges-Products/ will do the work? Any particular?

 
 
 
 


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  # 2310764 4-Sep-2019 19:16
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They seem to call it media bridge mode in their stuff, I looked at a few and they listed it. Just buy it from a place that you can take it back if it doesnt work since even within the same brand, compatibility between repeaters and bridges and routers can be hit and miss.





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  # 2310768 4-Sep-2019 19:40
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richms:

They seem to call it media bridge mode in their stuff, I looked at a few and they listed it. Just buy it from a place that you can take it back if it doesnt work since even within the same brand, compatibility between repeaters and bridges and routers can be hit and miss.

 

Thanks. I'm thinking about this one https://www.asus.com/Networking/RP-AC68U/ looks good to me with more then one lan port.

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  # 2310808 4-Sep-2019 21:54
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Have a look here: https://classic.pricespy.co.nz/category.php?m=s330241546&o=produkt_pris_inkmoms (note the LiteBeams only bridge to each other, not standard WiFi).



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  # 2310949 5-Sep-2019 09:54
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rhy7s: Have a look here: https://classic.pricespy.co.nz/category.php?m=s330241546&o=produkt_pris_inkmoms (note the LiteBeams only bridge to each other, not standard WiFi).

 

Thanks, looks like not much choices left for me, ))) I'm not a user of TP-Link, D-Link, Netgear, heard about MucroTik security issues, LiteBeams only bridge to each other, with Linksys had a bad experience, and the only choice is Edimax with good price. The other are expensive or does not support Bridge/Repeater mode




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  # 2310968 5-Sep-2019 10:06
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  # 2310972 5-Sep-2019 10:12
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and can anyone explain more clear whats the different between the bridge and repeater, never used it before:

 

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is my understanding correct with the bridge you can't use wifi of THIS device and with the repeater you cant use LANs?


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  # 2311006 5-Sep-2019 10:51
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Does it have to be WiFi?You could use powerline as well?

 

 

 

What is the device you need to get a network connection to?


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  # 2311008 5-Sep-2019 10:53
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Hi, dont use repeaters, they will halve the throughput, the bridge (or Client) acts just like any WiFi client but bridges the traffic to a LAN port for your wired devices.

 

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  # 2311015 5-Sep-2019 11:01
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trig42:

 

Does it have to be WiFi?You could use powerline as well?

 

 

Had really bad experience with it, never more




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  # 2311016 5-Sep-2019 11:01
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cyril7:

 

Hi, dont use repeaters, they will halve the throughput, the bridge (or Client) acts just like any WiFi client but bridges the traffic to a LAN port for your wired devices.

 

 

Thanks a lot, this is what I need to know


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