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Using MN-700 Base Station as network adapter for Xbox/PS2

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May 10, 2004 5:53:49 PM

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I have a quick question which seems obvious. The price
of an MN-700 Base station is 1/2 the price for an XboX
adapter. My PS2 came with an ethernet card. Can't I
just set-up an MN-700 as an Access Point (i.e., client)
on a PC and then use that as an ethernet bridge on the
wireless network for my PS2? I mean. this is way
overkill technologically, but the price of an adapter is
~$100 while the MN-700 is $49.95.

---* Ken
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May 10, 2004 9:03:58 PM

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won't work. it can't be an access point client or ethernet to wireless
bridge. sorry.

On Mon, 10 May 2004 13:53:49 -0700, "Ken" <mike97mike@yahoo.com>
wrote:

>
>I have a quick question which seems obvious. The price
>of an MN-700 Base station is 1/2 the price for an XboX
>adapter. My PS2 came with an ethernet card. Can't I
>just set-up an MN-700 as an Access Point (i.e., client)
>on a PC and then use that as an ethernet bridge on the
>wireless network for my PS2? I mean. this is way
>overkill technologically, but the price of an adapter is
>~$100 while the MN-700 is $49.95.
>
>---* Ken

--
Barb Bowman
Expert Zone Columnist
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
MS-MVP (Windows)
Anonymous
May 11, 2004 2:52:41 PM

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Barb,

You were right...it doesn't work as a wireless access
point or ethernet bridge :-(


>-----Original Message-----
>won't work. it can't be an access point client or
ethernet to wireless
>bridge. sorry.
>
>On Mon, 10 May 2004 13:53:49 -0700, "Ken"
<mike97mike@yahoo.com>
>wrote:
>
>>
>>I have a quick question which seems obvious. The price
>>of an MN-700 Base station is 1/2 the price for an XboX
>>adapter. My PS2 came with an ethernet card. Can't I
>>just set-up an MN-700 as an Access Point (i.e., client)
>>on a PC and then use that as an ethernet bridge on the
>>wireless network for my PS2? I mean. this is way
>>overkill technologically, but the price of an adapter
is
>>~$100 while the MN-700 is $49.95.
>>
>>---* Ken
>
>--
>Barb Bowman
>Expert Zone Columnist
>http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
>MS-MVP (Windows)
>.
>
May 13, 2004 4:59:50 PM

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The Target stores in my area had the Xbox adapter on
clearance for $17. Don't know if this was a local fluke
but might be worth checking out if you have one nearby.

>-----Original Message-----
>
>I have a quick question which seems obvious. The price
>of an MN-700 Base station is 1/2 the price for an XboX
>adapter. My PS2 came with an ethernet card. Can't I
>just set-up an MN-700 as an Access Point (i.e., client)
>on a PC and then use that as an ethernet bridge on the
>wireless network for my PS2? I mean. this is way
>overkill technologically, but the price of an adapter is
>~$100 while the MN-700 is $49.95.
>
>---* Ken
>.
>
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