Wi-Fi AP

Are there any wireless card on the market that can be used to set up a wireless access point as well?
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  1. Anyone?
  2. I'm not sure what you mean.

    If you mean literally -- can you configure a separate AP using a wireless connection instead of a wired connection, then I'd say maybe -- this would entirely depend upon the AP (whether or not it had wireless and wireless administration enabled out of the box without security -- really they shouldn't as this is not secure). You'd generally be much better off doing such things with wired connections -- they would help you diagnose the wireless connections without going through the wireless part itself to do so.

    If you mean to ask is there a wireless device that can double as both a wireless client and a wireless server, then the answer is yes -- there are some such devices on the market, although none that I know of are "cards".

    Here's one such device:

    http://www.dlink.com/products/?sec=0&pid=346

    If you can sacrifice portability, then a Linksys WRT54GL with DD-WRT can also do this and more.
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    If you mean to ask is there a wireless device that can double as both a wireless client and a wireless server, then the answer is yes -- there are some such devices on the market, although none that I know of are "cards".


    Apparently, there are some such devices, which can work as a "software AP" under XP.

    E.g. the Asus WL-107g

    http://usa.asus.com/products4.aspx?l1=12&l2=42&l3=135&model=52&modelmenu=1
  4. you mean you want your wireless card to become an wireless access point

    that would be ad-hoc

    hard to do thou

    infrastructure/ad-hoc

    the 2 modes

    dont recommend it thou
  5. Thanks for the help, I think I'm going to go with the D-Link card mentioned above.
  6. lol http://www.dlink.com/products/?sec=0&pid=346 has an html error

    the ? is suppose to be <

    ?/b> - </b>

    now the whole artical is BOLDED
  7. Do you mean have ethernet in and then have the wifi put a signal out, basically having the PC act as the wireless router?
  8. ITs alreadly said, ADHOC mode, and this topic is old
  9. casemods said:
    Do you mean have ethernet in and then have the wifi put a signal out, basically having the PC act as the wireless router?

    I know this is a very old thread, but Im trying to exactly what you said in your reply. I have ethernet broadband desktop, and just bought iPhone. I want to use wi fi for internet stuff on iPhone because it doesnt count towards the 1GB limit rogers wireless imposes.
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