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Old 01-08-2012, 06:52 PM   #1
baronobeefdip
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can i bridge a connecting being received on a wireless nic to an Ethernet nic


we are having some issues with the wireless router and the house an i thought that i can extend the range of the signal by connecting another router into the ethernet port which is a bridged connection from the wireless nic on the desktop, i want to be able to bridge a connection coming in from a wireless nic to go out through the ethernet connection without having it put in monitor mode. i understand that the main reason for putting it into a bridge it must be in ap mode since the most common practice for bridging an ethernet and wireless nic together means that you are creating an AP, i am not making an ap i just want the wireless nic to keep receiving the internet and direct it out the ethernet connection so i can connect the other router that i have into it and extend the wireless signal, i am not going to buy a wireless router or extender since money is pretty tight
 
Old 01-16-2012, 07:40 PM   #2
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we are having some issues with the wireless router and the house an i thought that i can extend the range of the signal by connecting another router into the ethernet port which is a bridged connection from the wireless nic on the desktop, i want to be able to bridge a connection coming in from a wireless nic to go out through the ethernet connection without having it put in monitor mode. i understand that the main reason for putting it into a bridge it must be in ap mode since the most common practice for bridging an ethernet and wireless nic together means that you are creating an AP, i am not making an ap i just want the wireless nic to keep receiving the internet and direct it out the ethernet connection so i can connect the other router that i have into it and extend the wireless signal, i am not going to buy a wireless router or extender since money is pretty tight
I don't believe this will work at all. You would end up with two separate signals, best case. Worst case you won't connect at all. Bridging is used to connect two MACs within your computer. You'd be much better off tweaking the settings on your wireless router. Try different channels or get with the mfr to set the range. Good luck.
 
Old 01-16-2012, 07:48 PM   #3
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i thought two ssid's with the same encryption would have a roaming ip address when the dhcp server on one of the APs is off it can only communicate with the dhcp on the other one. why won't this work because this is one of the things cisco has been saying throughout the text book. why exactly won't it work other than not having any great connectivity (i plan to have one signal on a different channel than the other one)
 
Old 01-16-2012, 08:02 PM   #4
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It should be possible if you can configure the wireless adapter for WDS mode. However, there is no guarantee that the WDS mode of wireless adapter is compatible with your router. I've never attempted this so I can't provide much help.

http://oob.freeshell.org/nzwireless/LWAP-HOWTO.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wireles...ibution_system

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