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James S Stubbs
2005-05-12, 12:27
Hi All,

I have recently moved house and it is no longer possible for me to plug
my Slimp3 into my wireless router, which is a linksys WRT54G.

I have seen in the forum/Discussion List that people have mentioned
Bridges/Game adaptors etc.

A) Does any one have any suggestions which type would be best
Bridge/Game adaptor
B) Should I stick with a Linksys Product for compatibility
C) Should I go for a G version

Many thanks & Best wishes.

James.

Chris Laplante
2005-05-12, 14:54
Something to consider:

Many access points will go into client mode as well, at which point
you have a setup very similar to one of those adapters. From what I
can see the gaming adapters are quite over-priced. For example, a
local electronics chain (in the US) is selling refurbed 54G access
points for $30, the gaming adapters are $100 or more. I think they are
taking advantage of a niche market where the target buyer may not know
they have other options.

-chris


On 5/12/05, James S Stubbs <stubbsjuk (AT) yahoo (DOT) co.uk> wrote:
> Hi All,
>
> I have recently moved house and it is no longer possible for me to plug
> my Slimp3 into my wireless router, which is a linksys WRT54G.
>
> I have seen in the forum/Discussion List that people have mentioned
> Bridges/Game adaptors etc.
>
> A) Does any one have any suggestions which type would be best
> Bridge/Game adaptor
> B) Should I stick with a Linksys Product for compatibility
> C) Should I go for a G version
>
> Many thanks & Best wishes.
>
> James.
>
>

James S Stubbs
2005-05-12, 15:54
Chris Laplante wrote:

>Something to consider:
>
>Many access points will go into client mode as well, at which point
>you have a setup very similar to one of those adapters. From what I
>can see the gaming adapters are quite over-priced. For example, a
>local electronics chain (in the US) is selling refurbed 54G access
>points for $30, the gaming adapters are $100 or more. I think they are
>taking advantage of a niche market where the target buyer may not know
>they have other options.
>
>-chris
>
>
>
>
Thank you for your comment, I have considered using an access point as I
have a spare wireless router (SMC Barricade 7004AWBR EU) but it is not
clear to me how I might change this into a Bridge/Game Adaptor. Any
assistance in this endevour would be appreciated.

Best wishes.

James.

Chris Laplante
2005-05-12, 16:11
A "router" is perhaps less likely to have a client or bridge mode. I
have personally used a pair of Linksys WAP11's in this config. (with a
bit over a mile of Nevada desert and some home brew antennas between
them; but that is a different story all together) The WAP54G will also
do this for sure.

If the WAP supports client mode, you would just connect your slim
device to the wan port using either a straight thru or crossover
Ethernet cable as required, and set the WAP's client settings to your
SSID/WEP info as required.

At that point the WAP should act as a passive bridge. You can then
either set the IP manually to something in your network's range, or
let it pull in a dhcp address. The slim device really does not even
know it is not on a wired network. Your wireless network just thinks
the WAP attached to your slim is another client.

-Chris



On 5/12/05, James S Stubbs <stubbsjuk (AT) yahoo (DOT) co.uk> wrote:
> Chris Laplante wrote:
>
> >Something to consider:
> >
> >Many access points will go into client mode as well, at which point
> >you have a setup very similar to one of those adapters. From what I
> >can see the gaming adapters are quite over-priced. For example, a
> >local electronics chain (in the US) is selling refurbed 54G access
> >points for $30, the gaming adapters are $100 or more. I think they are
> >taking advantage of a niche market where the target buyer may not know
> >they have other options.
> >
> >-chris
> >
> >
> >
> >
> Thank you for your comment, I have considered using an access point as I
> have a spare wireless router (SMC Barricade 7004AWBR EU) but it is not
> clear to me how I might change this into a Bridge/Game Adaptor. Any
> assistance in this endevour would be appreciated.
>
> Best wishes.
>
> James.
>
>

Chris Laplante
2005-05-13, 11:04
Talk about timely:

Here's a good writeup of doing this in a bit more hackish way.

http://www.hackaday.com/entry/1234000690043237/

-chris

On 5/12/05, Chris Laplante <chrisla23 (AT) gmail (DOT) com> wrote:
> A "router" is perhaps less likely to have a client or bridge mode. I
> have personally used a pair of Linksys WAP11's in this config. (with a
> bit over a mile of Nevada desert and some home brew antennas between
> them; but that is a different story all together) The WAP54G will also
> do this for sure.
>
> If the WAP supports client mode, you would just connect your slim
> device to the wan port using either a straight thru or crossover
> Ethernet cable as required, and set the WAP's client settings to your
> SSID/WEP info as required.
>
> At that point the WAP should act as a passive bridge. You can then
> either set the IP manually to something in your network's range, or
> let it pull in a dhcp address. The slim device really does not even
> know it is not on a wired network. Your wireless network just thinks
> the WAP attached to your slim is another client.
>
> -Chris
>
>
> On 5/12/05, James S Stubbs <stubbsjuk (AT) yahoo (DOT) co.uk> wrote:
> > Chris Laplante wrote:
> >
> > >Something to consider:
> > >
> > >Many access points will go into client mode as well, at which point
> > >you have a setup very similar to one of those adapters. From what I
> > >can see the gaming adapters are quite over-priced. For example, a
> > >local electronics chain (in the US) is selling refurbed 54G access
> > >points for $30, the gaming adapters are $100 or more. I think they are
> > >taking advantage of a niche market where the target buyer may not know
> > >they have other options.
> > >
> > >-chris
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > Thank you for your comment, I have considered using an access point as I
> > have a spare wireless router (SMC Barricade 7004AWBR EU) but it is not
> > clear to me how I might change this into a Bridge/Game Adaptor. Any
> > assistance in this endevour would be appreciated.
> >
> > Best wishes.
> >
> > James.
> >
> >

dean
2005-05-13, 14:10
But the _simplest_ solution would be to buy a Squeezebox2.

It's more money, but then again, you'd have a SLIMP3 to put in
another room (or sell on eBay) AND get a free wireless bridge out of
the deal.

-dean

lostboy
2005-05-14, 03:55
You can upgrade the WRT54G to act as in client mode by using one of a number of free firmware upgrades (www.linksysinfo.com is a good way into this). So you could buy another wrt54G or upgrade your main router to a later model and flash your original. I run two WRT54G - both with Sveasoft Satori firmware, one as my main router, and one as a client supporting a TiVo and an SB1.

Chris