[CoLoCo] using a router as wifi card???

Michael "TheZorch" Haney thezorch at gmail.com
Mon Jun 2 19:40:22 BST 2008

Wirt Wolff wrote:
> Got a couple of boxes on a little Buffalo router doing exactly that 
> right now if I understand you correctly. While there are other ways, I 
> found it pretty simple to set it up by using the instructions at
>  http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Client_Mode_Wireless
> Jim, you've already got a dd-wrt router flashed as I remember, so the 
> only other gotcha that comes to mind is that some routers (as in your 
> main wireless router connected to the internet) won't let you route to 
> subnets, while the wiki link above assumes that you want to set up your 
> Client Mode box(es) on a different subnet.
> Happy packet shuffling,
> Wirt
My Mac friend did this with two AirPort Express boxes.  One was 
connected to the Linksys router and the other to his MacBook Pro in his 
bedroom.  The 1st gen MBP seemed to have a weak WiFi signal and antenna 
which couldn't pick up signals unless you were in the same room as the 
first AirPort Express.  So he bought a second one, bridged them 
together, and used it to provide him with a network link in his room for 
his MBP and desktop PCs.

Unfortunately, you need a Mac to setup AirPort Express and AirPort 
Extreme devices.

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