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11-16-07, 12:27 AM
So our router(wifi with one ethernet port) is in the basement and my room is upstairs. I should be able to get some signal upstairs but I want to hook my Xbox 360 and not pay $100 for the Microsoft wifi adapter. I figure I could get a wifi bridge router and then connect my 360 to it via an ethernet port. What I am wondering though is if the ethernet ports on bridge routers will output or if they are solely for internet in or something of that nature? Any bridge routers in particular that you guys would recommend?
11-16-07, 09:30 AM
What I am wondering though is if the ethernet ports on bridge routers will output or if they are solely for internet in or something of that nature?
It's hard to guess what you're asking here. Assuming the question is -- will the bridge be for Internet only or will it allow file sharing within the LAN for example, the answer is: In almost every case, the bridge "seamlessly" connects the wireless and wired networks, so you can share files, printers, etc., in addition to accessing Internet across the bridge.
The Buffalo "Wireless Ethernet Converter" is an example of such a device -- a client mode bridge with support for multiple wired clients. It essentially connects to the main wireless router / access point as a wireless client, and then shares that connection with locally wired clients. Thereafter the locally wired clients behave pretty much as if they had been directly connected to the main network.
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