Wireless router converted to receiver

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  1. ScottinBend

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    Sorry bud, no tips. I have a Dlink DIR-655. I bought a DAP-1522 for the same purpose you described (set up in wireless bridge mode). Works flawlessly. I've been wanting to try the DD-WRT, but I just have not had a reason to swap things out.
     
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    What are you guys talking about? Cause I think I want one.

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    Say you have an Internet connection in one room with a computer, or two connected to a router(wireless). In the other room you have some devices that could benefit from a network connection, or a faster connection. You can run cable to those devices, or you can install a wireless bridge that will allow those devices to connect
     
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    I reflashed my extra Linksys WRT54G with DD-WRT. We have a (standard firmware) Linksys wireless router connected to the cable modem on the main floor, but the signal wasn't strong enough for my dinky desktop antenna, and I don't have a wireless USB for my TiVo. Both are downstairs in my room. So I set up the reflashed router in bridge mode and it works awesome. My iPhone has no issues going from one router to the other, and I can run a hard wire to both the TiVo and my desktop.

    There's a wiki and instructions here: Client Bridged - DD-WRT Wiki
     
  6. ScottinBend

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    Jinky.....so that DAP1522 will do what I want right out of the box with no modding?
     
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    I just got a new Arris home solutions system installed that has a Media gateway that includes a 6 channel DVR, wireless router, and phone service. This then can be used with up to 6 media players. You have a media player at each of your tv's and this allows you to watch anything recorded on any of the tv's. I had a wired router before and had to run cable to my game systems. With the new system, I now have a wireless router and want to be able to connect my game systems (and new TV when I get one) to the internet w/o cables, but I don't want to have to pay roughly $100 bucks apiece for the individual wi-fi dongles for the game systems.

    With the new cheap wireless router set up as a reciever it will take the signal from my current router and send it to the game systems.
     
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    #8 goaljnky, Aug 8, 2011
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    Yes, but you need to check if it's compatible with your router. It has a toggle switch on the back to set it to AP, or wireless bridge mode. Also, I paid $100 for it, but that was some time ago. I bought it for its 802.11-N wireless and because it had gigabit LAN ports. At that time this was the only unit that met those requirements.

    P.S. If you are going to stream HD you will need N-Wireless. G does not have enough bandwidth.
     
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    You guys should look at an Apple Airport Express. I use them at home & work to extend wireless networks. Easy to setup - very small footprint - only $99.

    They should work with a PC based network, but I haven't tried that.
     
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    True, but I have a friend with that setup and his streaming can be spotty. There are no hard rules for Wi-Fi set ups. Testing for yor specific needs and environmental conditions is a must.
     
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    Thanks Jinky....didn't realize that my router needs to be compatible. I thought if it was the same speed (g/n) it would work. The DAP is about $60 at Amazon now, so for the extra few bucks I could get it and not have to worry about modding it. And they have a few other similar ones available now also.
     

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