Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question
Solved

Wireless Access Point without Ethernet Cord

Last response: in Wireless Networking
Share
January 21, 2014 6:32:57 PM

I don't know how else to explain it but I have 2 desktops located in different rooms, and I have an extra router laying around.

My question is that is it at all possible to use my spare router to pick up the internet wirelessly from my main router and connect it directly to my other desktop. Any help would be very appreciated.

Best solution

January 21, 2014 6:46:03 PM

Set the spare AP to 'Wireless Bridge' mode, then connect it to your remote PC via ethernet.
Share
January 21, 2014 7:05:17 PM

Or easier yet, just stop at Walmart, Best Buy, Office Depot, _(Fill in name here___ and get a USB Wifi for cheap, plug it into the desktop, done! no fuss no muss.
m
0
l
Related resources
January 21, 2014 9:03:16 PM

Tom Tancredi said:
Or easier yet, just stop at Walmart, Best Buy, Office Depot, _(Fill in name here___ and get a USB Wifi for cheap, plug it into the desktop, done! no fuss no muss.


Haha I knew someone would suggest that, the problem is that I have one already and my 4 270x's are spitting out tons of electro magnetic interference that's disrupting my wireless, and switching channels on my router hasn't worked.
m
0
l
January 22, 2014 12:43:10 PM

They shouldn't be - your case should be acting as a decent faraday cage. As long as the antennas are on the outside.

EDIT: Plus, they shouldn't be giving off that much EMI. There are legal limits, to eliminate exactly the problem you're having.
m
0
l
February 1, 2014 6:38:16 PM

Someone Somewhere said:
They shouldn't be - your case should be acting as a decent faraday cage. As long as the antennas are on the outside.

EDIT: Plus, they shouldn't be giving off that much EMI. There are legal limits, to eliminate exactly the problem you're having.


It's a litecoin mining rig so I don't have the special metal covering that you attach to the motherboard connectors. I actually found a unique solution by finding a dusty old coolermaster case in the attic. I ripped the top of it off with the front end USB connectors, connected it to the 2 motherboards and I have pretty much used it as an extention cord. They work perfectly now with 0 disconnects.
m
0
l
February 1, 2014 7:08:49 PM

Does anyone make any money with those Bitcoin machines that is NOT in a Mining Group? Last article I read by one of the big insiders, showed the current 'formula' to mine is so much requirements basically after the costs for the hardware, the electricity (big cost!!!) and Internet you don't make any 'coin' because when you finally 'can' compute that new encryption for a new minted coin you are very deep 'costs' and well.. some people lost leases , had power turned off, etc.

Just curious.
m
0
l
February 1, 2014 7:13:11 PM

Unless you have a huge amount of grunt, mining out of a group is just a lottery. You're probably not going to find a match.

Note that there's a difference between bitcoin and litecoin.
m
0
l
February 9, 2014 3:04:48 PM

Tom Tancredi said:
Does anyone make any money with those Bitcoin machines that is NOT in a Mining Group? Last article I read by one of the big insiders, showed the current 'formula' to mine is so much requirements basically after the costs for the hardware, the electricity (big cost!!!) and Internet you don't make any 'coin' because when you finally 'can' compute that new encryption for a new minted coin you are very deep 'costs' and well.. some people lost leases , had power turned off, etc.

Just curious.


This is true for bitcoin only because of the new ASIC cards that have come out. They are roughly 100x more powerful then a video card but cannot be used for anything else. Bitcoin has built in formulas to account for the huge jump in hash rate by these cards and raises the difficulty in order to solve a block. So far litecoin which is coded in scrypt is immune to ASIC cards for now and it profitable to mine with AMD cards.
m
0
l
February 9, 2014 5:36:53 PM

Someone Somewhere said:
Set the spare AP to 'Wireless Bridge' mode, then connect it to your remote PC via ethernet.


Thank you by the way, my D link router didn't happen to have a wireless bridge mode but with some google searching I was able to add DD-WRT firmware to it and fix my problem.
m
0
l
!