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Router As Receiver, Can you distribute?

Last response: in Wireless Networking
July 23, 2009 6:17:28 PM

Hey All,

I have a question. I haven't attempted this as of yet, as I'd like to know if it is even possible first.

I have a Wireless 32Bit WEP secured network at my house that works just fine.. However, I'd like to be able to provide access to multiple devices upstairs that aren't wireless enabled, like my Dish Network DVR box.

That said.. I'd like to know if it is possible to purchase a router than can be configured as a reciever, and then use its built-in 4 port switch on the "Receiver" to distribute the internet connection to serveral devices.

1.) Is this possible to connect more than 1 device to the router configured as a receiver with its built in switch?
2.) Which routers support this functionality out of the box?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!


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July 24, 2009 10:53:42 AM

You need a wireless bridge.

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