MN-700 Wireless Bridge Upgrade

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.broadbandnet.hardware (More info?)

My broadband modem and wi-fi router are upstairs in a
bedroom and there is no route for cabling to the living
room where xbox, ps2 and media server live. I was
looking for a wireless bridge - a device to pick up my wi-
fi signal from the upstairs bedroom and provide multiple
wired Ethernet jacks for my living room devices (as a
plus, it would be cool to have a wireless "repeater" at
this location to reach further into the house).

Despite clearly explaining this to the guys at Circuit
City, they insisted the MN-700 would serve this purpose.
Supposedly a recent MS train class left them with the
wrong impression. Are there plans to upgrade the MN-700
firmware to support this feature or should I just return
the box?

Any recommendations?
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.broadbandnet.hardware (More info?)

    The MN-700 wasn't designed to do what they erroneously told you it would. I
    would return it, and speak with the manager. There isn't a hardware
    "update" which would change the MN-700's behavior. Take a look at some of
    the Buffalo Technology hardware for a repeater here:
    http://www.buffalotech.com/wireless/products/wirelessProd.html
    --
    Chris H.
    Microsoft Windows MVP
    Associate Expert
    Expert Zone - www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone

    <microsoft@langfield.com> wrote in message
    news:16a8f01c42031$c19302a0$a001280a@phx.gbl...
    > My broadband modem and wi-fi router are upstairs in a
    > bedroom and there is no route for cabling to the living
    > room where xbox, ps2 and media server live. I was
    > looking for a wireless bridge - a device to pick up my wi-
    > fi signal from the upstairs bedroom and provide multiple
    > wired Ethernet jacks for my living room devices (as a
    > plus, it would be cool to have a wireless "repeater" at
    > this location to reach further into the house).
    >
    > Despite clearly explaining this to the guys at Circuit
    > City, they insisted the MN-700 would serve this purpose.
    > Supposedly a recent MS train class left them with the
    > wrong impression. Are there plans to upgrade the MN-700
    > firmware to support this feature or should I just return
    > the box?
    >
    > Any recommendations?
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.broadbandnet.hardware (More info?)

    You'd need the MN740 for what you want to do.

    --
    Jason Tsang - Microsoft MVP

    Find out about the MS MVP Program -
    http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/default.aspx

    <microsoft@langfield.com> wrote in message
    news:16a8f01c42031$c19302a0$a001280a@phx.gbl...
    > My broadband modem and wi-fi router are upstairs in a
    > bedroom and there is no route for cabling to the living
    > room where xbox, ps2 and media server live. I was
    > looking for a wireless bridge - a device to pick up my wi-
    > fi signal from the upstairs bedroom and provide multiple
    > wired Ethernet jacks for my living room devices (as a
    > plus, it would be cool to have a wireless "repeater" at
    > this location to reach further into the house).
    >
    > Despite clearly explaining this to the guys at Circuit
    > City, they insisted the MN-700 would serve this purpose.
    > Supposedly a recent MS train class left them with the
    > wrong impression. Are there plans to upgrade the MN-700
    > firmware to support this feature or should I just return
    > the box?
    >
    > Any recommendations?
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.broadbandnet.hardware (More info?)

    Using the NM740, can I hook up an Ethernet hub/switch to
    it's single Ethernet interface get more than the one
    Ethernet port that the 740 provides?


    >-----Original Message-----
    >You'd need the MN740 for what you want to do.
    >
    >--
    >Jason Tsang - Microsoft MVP
    >
    >Find out about the MS MVP Program -
    >http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/default.aspx
    >
    ><microsoft@langfield.com> wrote in message
    >news:16a8f01c42031$c19302a0$a001280a@phx.gbl...
    >> My broadband modem and wi-fi router are upstairs in a
    >> bedroom and there is no route for cabling to the living
    >> room where xbox, ps2 and media server live. I was
    >> looking for a wireless bridge - a device to pick up my
    wi-
    >> fi signal from the upstairs bedroom and provide
    multiple
    >> wired Ethernet jacks for my living room devices (as a
    >> plus, it would be cool to have a wireless "repeater" at
    >> this location to reach further into the house).
    >>
    >> Despite clearly explaining this to the guys at Circuit
    >> City, they insisted the MN-700 would serve this
    purpose.
    >> Supposedly a recent MS train class left them with the
    >> wrong impression. Are there plans to upgrade the MN-
    700
    >> firmware to support this feature or should I just
    return
    >> the box?
    >>
    >> Any recommendations?
    >
    >
    >.
    >
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.broadbandnet.hardware (More info?)

    Unfortunately running a wire to the living room is not
    feasible.

    Can I add a Ethernet Hub or Switch to the single Ethernet
    port on a MN-740? I need more than one wired Ethernet
    port.



    >-----Original Message-----
    >You'd need the MN740 for what you want to do.
    >
    >--
    >Jason Tsang - Microsoft MVP
    >
    >Find out about the MS MVP Program -
    >http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/default.aspx
    >
    ><microsoft@langfield.com> wrote in message
    >news:16a8f01c42031$c19302a0$a001280a@phx.gbl...
    >> My broadband modem and wi-fi router are upstairs in a
    >> bedroom and there is no route for cabling to the living
    >> room where xbox, ps2 and media server live. I was
    >> looking for a wireless bridge - a device to pick up my
    wi-
    >> fi signal from the upstairs bedroom and provide
    multiple
    >> wired Ethernet jacks for my living room devices (as a
    >> plus, it would be cool to have a wireless "repeater" at
    >> this location to reach further into the house).
    >>
    >> Despite clearly explaining this to the guys at Circuit
    >> City, they insisted the MN-700 would serve this
    purpose.
    >> Supposedly a recent MS train class left them with the
    >> wrong impression. Are there plans to upgrade the MN-
    700
    >> firmware to support this feature or should I just
    return
    >> the box?
    >>
    >> Any recommendations?
    >
    >
    >.
    >
  5. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.broadbandnet.hardware (More info?)

    Hi,

    Unfortunately the MN-700 doesn't perform the function that you want to do.
    Your best bet is to return the MN-700 unless you want run a long ethernet
    cable from your current wi-fi router down to the living room.

    Sorry for being the bearer of bad news =(

    --
    Gary Tsang
    Microsoft MVP - Windows XP Shell/User
    http://www.microsoft.com/mvp


    <microsoft@langfield.com> wrote in message
    news:16a8f01c42031$c19302a0$a001280a@phx.gbl...
    > My broadband modem and wi-fi router are upstairs in a
    > bedroom and there is no route for cabling to the living
    > room where xbox, ps2 and media server live. I was
    > looking for a wireless bridge - a device to pick up my wi-
    > fi signal from the upstairs bedroom and provide multiple
    > wired Ethernet jacks for my living room devices (as a
    > plus, it would be cool to have a wireless "repeater" at
    > this location to reach further into the house).
    >
    > Despite clearly explaining this to the guys at Circuit
    > City, they insisted the MN-700 would serve this purpose.
    > Supposedly a recent MS train class left them with the
    > wrong impression. Are there plans to upgrade the MN-700
    > firmware to support this feature or should I just return
    > the box?
    >
    > Any recommendations?
  6. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.broadbandnet.hardware (More info?)

    Yes.

    I'd recommend you get the MN740 working with the xbox first.

    Once that is working, then unplug the xbox from the MN740, hook up the
    switch, and then hook up the other units to the switch.


    --
    Jason Tsang - Microsoft MVP

    Find out about the MS MVP Program -
    http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/default.aspx

    <microsoft@langfield.com> wrote in message
    news:1b2e501c42035$1a7b72f0$a401280a@phx.gbl...
    > Using the NM740, can I hook up an Ethernet hub/switch to
    > it's single Ethernet interface get more than the one
    > Ethernet port that the 740 provides?
    >
    >
    >
    > >-----Original Message-----
    > >You'd need the MN740 for what you want to do.
    > >
    > >--
    > >Jason Tsang - Microsoft MVP
    > >
    > >Find out about the MS MVP Program -
    > >http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/default.aspx
    > >
    > ><microsoft@langfield.com> wrote in message
    > >news:16a8f01c42031$c19302a0$a001280a@phx.gbl...
    > >> My broadband modem and wi-fi router are upstairs in a
    > >> bedroom and there is no route for cabling to the living
    > >> room where xbox, ps2 and media server live. I was
    > >> looking for a wireless bridge - a device to pick up my
    > wi-
    > >> fi signal from the upstairs bedroom and provide
    > multiple
    > >> wired Ethernet jacks for my living room devices (as a
    > >> plus, it would be cool to have a wireless "repeater" at
    > >> this location to reach further into the house).
    > >>
    > >> Despite clearly explaining this to the guys at Circuit
    > >> City, they insisted the MN-700 would serve this
    > purpose.
    > >> Supposedly a recent MS train class left them with the
    > >> wrong impression. Are there plans to upgrade the MN-
    > 700
    > >> firmware to support this feature or should I just
    > return
    > >> the box?
    > >>
    > >> Any recommendations?
    > >
    > >
    > >.
    > >
  7. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.broadbandnet.hardware (More info?)

    yes, use a switch.

    On Sun, 11 Apr 2004 19:30:35 -0700, <microsoft@langfield.com> wrote:

    >Unfortunately running a wire to the living room is not
    >feasible.
    >
    >Can I add a Ethernet Hub or Switch to the single Ethernet
    >port on a MN-740? I need more than one wired Ethernet
    >port.
    >
    >
    >
    >>-----Original Message-----
    >>You'd need the MN740 for what you want to do.
    >>
    >>--
    >>Jason Tsang - Microsoft MVP
    >>
    >>Find out about the MS MVP Program -
    >>http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/default.aspx
    >>
    >><microsoft@langfield.com> wrote in message
    >>news:16a8f01c42031$c19302a0$a001280a@phx.gbl...
    >>> My broadband modem and wi-fi router are upstairs in a
    >>> bedroom and there is no route for cabling to the living
    >>> room where xbox, ps2 and media server live. I was
    >>> looking for a wireless bridge - a device to pick up my
    >wi-
    >>> fi signal from the upstairs bedroom and provide
    >multiple
    >>> wired Ethernet jacks for my living room devices (as a
    >>> plus, it would be cool to have a wireless "repeater" at
    >>> this location to reach further into the house).
    >>>
    >>> Despite clearly explaining this to the guys at Circuit
    >>> City, they insisted the MN-700 would serve this
    >purpose.
    >>> Supposedly a recent MS train class left them with the
    >>> wrong impression. Are there plans to upgrade the MN-
    >700
    >>> firmware to support this feature or should I just
    >return
    >>> the box?
    >>>
    >>> Any recommendations?
    >>
    >>
    >>.
    >>

    --
    Barb Bowman
    Expert Zone Columnist
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
    MS-MVP (Windows)
  8. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.broadbandnet.hardware (More info?)

    can also try Asus WL-330
    >-----Original Message-----
    >My broadband modem and wi-fi router are upstairs in a
    >bedroom and there is no route for cabling to the living
    >room where xbox, ps2 and media server live. I was
    >looking for a wireless bridge - a device to pick up my wi-
    >fi signal from the upstairs bedroom and provide multiple
    >wired Ethernet jacks for my living room devices (as a
    >plus, it would be cool to have a wireless "repeater" at
    >this location to reach further into the house).
    >
    >Despite clearly explaining this to the guys at Circuit
    >City, they insisted the MN-700 would serve this purpose.
    >Supposedly a recent MS train class left them with the
    >wrong impression. Are there plans to upgrade the MN-700
    >firmware to support this feature or should I just return
    >the box?
    >
    >Any recommendations?
    >.
    >
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