[SATLUG] Wireless bridges

ed horned0wl93 at gmail.com
Fri May 8 00:04:35 CDT 2009

I'm a bit confused here...  If you have a wireless network available to
you, why not just install a wireless NIC on the machine in question?  My
own setup (3 machines) is a hybrid of wired and wireless on a Linksys

ISP -> Cable modem -> Linksys WRT54GS -> System A (wired)

-> System B (wired)

-> System C (wireless)

-> Guest System(s) (either)
I've used Belkin, Linksys and Netgear wireless NICs to connect desktops
and towers to my network.

Conversely, if you have no router, but have both a wired and wireless
NIC in the same desktop, you should be able to setup some version of
internet connection sharing (ICS) on the Wireless NIC, and let your
desktop control access to the internet like a server:

ISP -> Cable modem -> System A wired NIC -> System A wireless NIC ->
System B.


Bruce Dubbs wrote:
> I'm looking for a way to connect a standard desktop system to the
> Internet via a wireless connection.
> The configuration I would like to implement is:
> ISP -> Cable "Modem" -> Computer A -> Netgear WG602v3 ////////////
> //////// Some wireless box --> Computer B
> The only wireless connection is the /////// link.  I can't seem to find
> the right Netgear product and I'm not sure if the Netgear I have will
> connect properly to a Linksys component.
> Suggestions?
>   -- Bruce

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