Is there a way to receive a wireless signal and have it come out on an ethernet cable

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by kwajo.com, Aug 25, 2006.

  1. kwajo.com macrumors 6502a

    kwajo.com

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    Alright, so I need help, that much is obvious. Here’s my problem: say I have a wireless network, and I want to connect a device on another floor of my house, but there is already a wired network up there, is there a kind of router or access point that lets you receive the wireless signal from my broadband router, and send it along through a wired network (so I don’t have to run a cable up to flights of stairs or drill any holes)? What I’m looking for is some sort of backwards wireless router that goes wireless→wired, not wired→wireless. Does such a thing exist? Will any access point do this and I’m just not aware?
    Any help would be appreciated, I’m looking to set this up pretty soon, if it’s even possible. :eek:

    Thanks in Advance Mates
     
  2. Steve1496 macrumors 6502a

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    Yep, its called a wireless ethernet bridge. I just ordered the Linksys WET54G for my Slingbox.

    A quick Google search for ethernet bridge should give you good results. FYI, you adjust settings for your network through a browser by going to the bridge's IP (like 192.168.1.110 or so).
     
  3. kwajo.com thread starter macrumors 6502a

    kwajo.com

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    wow after hearing the name, I feel ashamed I didn't think of that to begin with. Wireless, Ethernet, Bridge. The answer to my problem is practically all spelled out for me right there lol
     
  4. bearbo macrumors 68000

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    when you do that, do you have to port forward twice, one on ther ethernet bridge, one on the access point?
     

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