Reverse router setup, from wireless to wired network..
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Reverse router setup, from wireless to wired network..
Heya, I currently live in a wired house, with over 10 ports and 6 computers. The setup is quite a mess but basically I am running a D-Link 8 port router to 7 rooms, then i have a 4 port hub running off the last port of the router, then it goes to the other 3 rooms. I also have hubs in a couple of the rooms. I am running RoadRunner High Speed Internet (Time Warner Cable).
My next door neighbor recently got roadrunner also, and currently has a wireless router up and running. He has offered to let us piggyback off of him, so that we can just split the cost. Well, I have 6 computers, like I said, and cannot afford to purchase 6 new wireless cards. Heres what I want to do:
setup one of my linux machines with two network cards, a wireless and a wired. Pull in the signal from my neighbor with the wireless card, then use my computer's other card to send it to my router/hubs. This would be so that I could use my existing wiring, but still grab his line.
Basically I want a reverse wireless router. Instead of taking a wired signal and making it wireless I want to take a wireless signal and make it wired.
Also what wireless cards would be best suited for this (what does linux like the best)?
My current system:
realtek 8139 ethernet
You do realize that the wireless bandwidth is shared right?
That's a lot of computers on a single wireless connection. A wireless router doesn't quite behave the same as wired routers with switches in them do, where each machine gets it's own full-duplex bandwidth. But what you're trying to do is possible with the appropriate setup in your kernel's routing table. I currently use 2 wireless cards in the same machine, one is ad-hoc'd to a single other machine, the other is managed and connected to my wireless router, which is connected to my wired router which is connected to my cable modem, ....that's a lotta connecting, heh. Anyway, a "man route" should lead you in the right direction for what to put in the routing table, you'll also need some other stuff setup to forward packets, etc.
after thinking about this a little more, i dont think its adventageous(sp) to do this....i would have upto 8 computers running off a slower wireless connection to a highspeed connection...not worth it....the cheap side of me came out, thinking i could get by with only paying for half the cost of high speed....i do think i need to get a wireless card for my laptop now though.......
Just a suggestion. I'm thinking about doing this. I'm not trying to sell Vonage. But they are about the only company now selling decent voice over IP. In principle, you could plug their converter box into your router and then put the output into the house wiring for telephone extensions for regular phones.
Keep the cable modem, add VONAGE VOIP local telephone+long dist service and drop your current local/long dist providers. Vonage can almost certainly transfer your existing number.
This will save you some money since even if the VONAGE price ($25 local+ 500mins, or $40 local+unlimited long dist) is dead even with what you now pay, you will have ONLY 3% fed exise tax instead of maybe 45% taxes and fees.
VONAGE is out of NJ so it is an internet service not locally taxed w telecommunications tax etc. This service has been reviewed in several places and now seems competitive quality-wise.
well, no it's not a direct solution like sharing the roadrunner cost between 2 users would be. It is an indirect solution which saves money by taking advantage of cheaper services using VOIP. But hey if your phone bill with long distance, taxes, and fees is $27, good for you. The best deal I can get here is MCI Neighborhood, with unlimited long distance included for I think $49, add state and local taxes and fees and you get over $70. My local tax alone is 13%.
Distribution: Ubuntu 5.1, Sniv'ln Baby Xp Poo (separate drives)
Im havin a hard time with the whole, "mikee not trying to sell vonage" thing. What did that have to do with anything on topic here? Seriously, that was a sales pitch, or a someone with a complete lack of the conversational abilities the rest of us humans take for granted. I feel dirty after reading that...shower time.