I have a small LAN and recently acquired a laptop with a wirless 802.11g adapter. I don't know what I should get or what would work best as far as for connecting my existing wired LAN with a new wireless one. I was looking at Newegg trying to figure what to get. Do I just need a WAP or do I need an ethernet bridge and what brands would some of you recommend.
edit: If it matters, right now I am using a cheap little Netgear broadband router for my little wired LAN. (this is what I want to hook a wireless network up to as well)<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by defubar on 05/07/04 09:00 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
if you simply want to add wireless access to the internet through your existing router for a laptop with a g adapter then i would suggest getting a "g" access point (WAP). WAP's allow wireless clients (such as your laptop) to get on to the network.
Wireless bridges won't be needed in your case.
I personally use a Buffalo WLA-G54 access point, which has a WDS bridge mode, but once again, you won't need that unless you buy two, and want to start wiring up games consoles and PC's with only wire LAN cards.