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July 6, 2006 10:49:35 PM

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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July 12, 2006 10:55:21 AM

Anyone?
July 13, 2006 2:38:59 AM

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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July 15, 2006 10:54:50 PM

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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&m...
July 16, 2006 7:36:36 AM

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
July 16, 2006 1:22:16 PM

Thanks for the help, I think I'm going to go with the D-Link card mentioned above.
September 1, 2006 1:55:05 AM

Do you mean have ethernet in and then have the wifi put a signal out, basically having the PC act as the wireless router?
September 22, 2006 4:50:37 AM

ITs alreadly said, ADHOC mode, and this topic is old
February 2, 2009 4:37:36 PM

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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