Free Downtown Dayton Internet service.
derek at pointerstop.ca
Thu Jan 22 14:05:52 UTC 2009
Eberhard Roloff wrote:
> for this, the router imho strictly does NOT have to act as a bridge.
> The wireless end connects to the city network and the ethernet end is
> connected to Stevens' machines.
You're right - it doesn't need to be a bridge. There are three options I
can think of:
1) a bridge
2) a wireless repeater (WDS - which wouldn't work in this specific case,
iirc, as the router at the other end needs to be configured for it)
3) a wireless client
> So the router needs to route from wirless to wired and vice versa, not
> to bridge anything.
That's operating in Client mode, and many (if not most) routers can do that.
One advantage to using a router for the purpose is that if you can get a
signal at all with a laptop, you could use a router with a nice directional
antenna and get a great signal.
A disadvantage to using a router in client mode is that it isn't actually
_routing_ - so you're not on a separate subnet, and you should have your own
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