wireless networking question

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  1. drake

    drake OT Supporter

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    I've got the internets coming through into one end of the apartment and would prefer to have a wired connection for a media server at the other end of the apartment. Currently I've just got a router for laptops. I not sure what the differences between a bridge and an access point are for my needs.

    Current setup
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    [internet]---[wireless router]---> laptops
    What I want to do
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    [internet]---[bridge/AP]          [wireless router]<---[wired server]
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                                           laptops
    Is this how I would do it? Wiring the whole apartment isn't an option :hs: I've used USB/PCI wireless cards before and those are a joke. My current router is a netgear WGR614
     
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    a couple WRT54Gv4's with DD::WRT will do that.

    I still recommend running a single cat6 however. And I find it hard to believe that you wouldn't be able to do it.
     
  3. drake

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    I know cat5/6 is the best solution, but with my current landlord, it just really isn't worth the hassle. I would have to run it outside the walls and either across the floor/ceiling of hallways, kitchen, dining room and front room (think a long, narrow apartment, it would be close to 200 ft of cable). I'd rather have it look clean than a half-assed attempt of stringing cable all around :hs:

    Anything I can use with my current router? A bridge/AP seems to cost about the same as the two linksys models. Is having two routers better then?
     
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    my experience with netgear plastic routers is that you want to avoid em. Check craigslist, ebay, and your local electronic stores. The WRT54G's are getting offloading for HELLA CHEAP.
     
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    thanks, I'll check that out.
     
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    For the love of all that is holy, secure that network. Don't be supplying free internet for everyone in the building.
     
  7. drake

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    Wait wut? Where did I say that I didn't have a secure network? No one's stealing my megahurtz here.
     

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