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jlynch3
2005-11-30, 11:22
From what I understand, the bridging feature only connects wired clients to the wireless network that the SB3 uses to connect to SlimServer.

I cannot use bridging to make the SB3 a light duty access point, can I?

Could that be a future feature?

shvejk
2005-12-01, 00:10
it was discussed here in the past....

no, SB2/SB3 is not an access point
it could be done, but since routers/access points are really cheap, it is
not on any todo list

I had a Motorola wireless router connected to SB2 as access point at home,
in the past, it worked fine
CompUSA recently had wireless routers for $1.99 after rebate....


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mawfin
2005-12-05, 16:09
I saw the previous reference on this topic - said it couldn't be done, but where there's a will, surely there's a way?

The ideal setup I have in mind for my father-in-law (non computer literate) is:

- Slimserver running on a Buffalo Linkstation NAS.

- The first SB3 connects to Slimserver by ethernet.

- The second (and possibly third) SB3 connects to Slimserver wirelessly through the first SB3.

By removing both the wireless router and the PC I solve my two big problems:

- My experiments have killed the hard drive and other elements of his 5 year old PC (running Windows Millenium Edition).

- His Belkin modem (18 months old) refuses to allow connection with the SB3 (no firmware update available). I have given up on this.

Apart from that I think it's just a neat idea.

Any pointers in the right direction?