AP vs. Bridge?

Discussion in 'Computer Information' started by Nick, Mar 15, 2006.

  1. Nick

    Nick Guest

    I need some clarification and perhaps some advice. I currently have an 11B
    wireless home network and am interested in connecting a linux based machine,
    a ethernet printer, and a linksys NSLU2 to the network. They are all
    together but in a different area of the house. I was thinking a WET54G
    wireless bridge would do the trick, but the guy at the store (who didn't
    have the bridge in stock) told me that a simple access point (WAP54G) would
    work just as well. The linksys site does say the WAP54G can act like a
    "cable-less cable" to connect remote areas. If this is true, why would
    anyone buy the bridge which is more money? And if this is all true, does
    it extend to a router like the WRTG54 and would i be able to connect it with
    my old BEFW11S4?

    Thanks to anyone who can help me.
    Nick
    Nick, Mar 15, 2006
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  2. Nick

    Duane Arnold Guest

    Nick wrote:
    > I need some clarification and perhaps some advice. I currently have an 11B
    > wireless home network and am interested in connecting a linux based machine,
    > a ethernet printer, and a linksys NSLU2 to the network. They are all
    > together but in a different area of the house. I was thinking a WET54G
    > wireless bridge would do the trick, but the guy at the store (who didn't
    > have the bridge in stock) told me that a simple access point (WAP54G) would
    > work just as well. The linksys site does say the WAP54G can act like a
    > "cable-less cable" to connect remote areas. If this is true, why would
    > anyone buy the bridge which is more money? And if this is all true, does
    > it extend to a router like the WRTG54 and would i be able to connect it with
    > my old BEFW11S4?
    >
    > Thanks to anyone who can help me.
    > Nick
    >
    >


    You're in the wrong NG asking these questions.

    alt.internet.wireless is where the wireless Top Guns are located.

    Duane :)
    Duane Arnold, Mar 16, 2006
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