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    Default using a wireless AP as a receiver?

    Hi,
    I live in a flat that is seperate from the house, it has no phone line or network ports so i have to use wireless to connect to the broadband modem. Is it possible to set up another access point to act as a receiver so I can plug the receiving AP into a switch so essentially anything i plug into the switch in my room will have internet access ?

    I am currently using a wireless usb dongle, but have more than one pc in my room, i have a spare AP so would rather use that then buying another usb dongle for my other PC.

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    Default Re: using a wireless AP as a receiver?

    Talk to blam6 on this forum - he's been trying to achieve something very similar to what you want to do.

    In theory, yes you can by kicking the AP into a different mode ("Client" mode if I recall correctly) - but I haven't tried it myself.
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    Default Re: using a wireless AP as a receiver?

    cheers somebody, I'll login to the ap and see if there's a client mode. If i can't get it working I'll pm blam6

    cheers

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    Default Re: using a wireless AP as a receiver?

    The USB adapters here can be used as a normal adapter or an AP. Once the drivers are installed, and you configure the settings. Only thing is, the company who made them was acquired by someone else, and theyre too lazy to reply to emails, and (the hdd that had the drivers on it died). So, at the mo, theyre doing nothing. But XP does install drivers (if you search for them in device manager (but there's not as many options to choose from)

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    Default Re: using a wireless AP as a receiver?

    sorry I'm a bit lost Speedy

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    Default Re: using a wireless AP as a receiver?

    Quote Originally Posted by mOOseCaNNoN View Post
    sorry I'm a bit lost Speedy
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    Default Re: using a wireless AP as a receiver?

    You should be able to do it easily.

    There are generally 3 modes you can run an access point

    1) Access Point mode. Standard mode where you have 1 AP and multiple client computers connect to it

    2) Bridge mode. (both point to point and point to multipoint) Where 2 (or 3) APs connect to each other via the wireless. Used for extending networks without laying cables. In this mode you can't use the wireless for anything else. However the ethernet ports on each end can be connected to whatever you like (including other APs)

    3) Client mode. As somebody said, the wireless AP works as a client, just like a WiFi NIC in your PC and then extends the network to the ethernet interface.

    This is the option you would typically be using in this situation, however all computers would have to connect through the ethernet interface as the AP can't be a client and an AP at the same time. (But as you say you have a switch so this would work fine)
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    Default Re: using a wireless AP as a receiver?

    You asked if adapters can be used as an AP (or receiver).

    My reply if you read it, is yes they can be used as one or the other (depending on whats in the config / setup (after you've installed the drivers). Just found the drivers for the ones here, you can configure them as a station or an AP.
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    Default Re: using a wireless AP as a receiver?

    Quote Originally Posted by Speedy Gonzales View Post
    You asked if adapters can be used as an AP (or receiver).

    My reply if you read it, is yes they can be used as one or the other (depending on whats in the config / setup (after you've installed the drivers). Just found the drivers for the ones here, you can configure them as a station or an AP.
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    Is it possible to set up another access point to act as a receiver so I can plug the receiving AP into a switch so essentially anything i plug into the switch in my room will have internet access ?
    - doesn't mention using adaptors as an AP.
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    Default Re: using a wireless AP as a receiver?

    Yup, use an Asus WL-520GU as a repeater bridge, it'll do just what you want
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