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Access point as a "network card" ???



 
 
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Old February 27th 09, 01:01 AM posted to uk.comp.home-networking
Quagmire
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Picked up an old 3com 7250 wireless access point... and would like to
install it on a wired LAN, and persuade it to act like a "network card"
i.e..... use it to connect to a wireless router, so the wired LAN can get
onto the internet via the router, is this possible ?

I would prefer NOT to use WDS...

Any ideas ?

TIA


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Old February 28th 09, 10:28 AM posted to uk.comp.home-networking
Dr Zoidberg
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Default Access point as a "network card" ???

"Quagmire" wrote in message
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Picked up an old 3com 7250 wireless access point... and would like to
install it on a wired LAN, and persuade it to act like a "network card"
i.e..... use it to connect to a wireless router, so the wired LAN can get
onto the internet via the router, is this possible ?

I would prefer NOT to use WDS...


Look at the instructions or setup screen for anything that refers to a
wireless bridge.

--
Alex

"I laugh in the face of danger , then I hide until it goes away"

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Old February 28th 09, 11:38 AM posted to uk.comp.home-networking
Geoff Lane
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Default Access point as a "network card" ???

Dr Zoidberg wrote:
"Quagmire" wrote in message
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Picked up an old 3com 7250 wireless access point... and would like to
install it on a wired LAN, and persuade it to act like a "network
card" i.e..... use it to connect to a wireless router, so the wired
LAN can get onto the internet via the router, is this possible ?

I would prefer NOT to use WDS...


Look at the instructions or setup screen for anything that refers to a
wireless bridge.


Or client mode.

Geoff Lane
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Old February 28th 09, 02:54 PM posted to uk.comp.home-networking
Quagmire
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Default Access point as a "network card" ???

Geoff Lane" wrote in message
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Dr Zoidberg wrote:
"Quagmire" wrote in message
...
Picked up an old 3com 7250 wireless access point... and would like to
install it on a wired LAN, and persuade it to act like a "network card"
i.e..... use it to connect to a wireless router, so the wired LAN can
get onto the internet via the router, is this possible ?

I would prefer NOT to use WDS...


Look at the instructions or setup screen for anything that refers to a
wireless bridge.


Or client mode.

Geoff Lane


No such thing - as far as I can see :-(


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Old February 28th 09, 03:51 PM posted to uk.comp.home-networking
Geoff Lane
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Default Access point as a "network card" ???

Quagmire wrote:

Look at the instructions or setup screen for anything that refers to a
wireless bridge.

Or client mode.

Geoff Lane


No such thing - as far as I can see :-(


My old Netgear AP cannot act as a direct connection so can only perform
as an AP, your's might be the same.

Geoff Lane

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Old March 2nd 09, 11:26 PM posted to uk.comp.home-networking
Dave Wade
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Default Access point as a "network card" ???



"Quagmire" wrote in message
...
Picked up an old 3com 7250 wireless access point... and would like to
install it on a wired LAN, and persuade it to act like a "network card"
i.e..... use it to connect to a wireless router, so the wired LAN can get
onto the internet via the router, is this possible ?


It depend son the model...

I would prefer NOT to use WDS...

Any ideas ?


Probably need a new one. I got the "normal range" version of this:-

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...m=300292775904

works fine for x-box and pc...

TIA

 




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