How to get wireless to a distant room?
January 6, 2011 4:38 PM Subscribe
We need help extending a wired network via wireless to a distant office room. Which devices should we use to get this done?
posted by kartguy to computers & internet (9 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
We have a wired network in office but need to extend network to a room where Ethernet wiring is not available. We presently use a Linksys BEFSR41 router with 4-port switch that has all ports filled. To get a wireless connection to the distant room, we are thinking of doing the following: connect a Linksys EZXS55W 5-Port Workgroup Switch to router; connect a Linksys Wireless-G Access Point to the 5-Port Workgroup switch; place in distant room a Linksys WET200 Wireless-G Business Ethernet Bridge; and, then connect 4 Ethernet wire devices to bridge.
Will the above scenario work? If not, what devices (compatible Linksys brands would be fine) should we use to deliver the wireless connection to the distant room (less than 100' away), recognizing that BEFSR41 router will remain?