How to make a router work like a wireless card?
January 10, 2008 7:03 AM Subscribe
I need to make a linkys WRT-54G router act like a wireless card.
posted by omnipotentq to Computers & Internet (9 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I have a nice little network setup in the bedroom of my apartment with a belkin router. I use static IPs for my laptop and desktop that I have on it and I have about 4TB of disk space on external drives that are attached to the two computers that hold my movies, tv shows, etc.
I want to set up one of my spare (read: old) computers in my living room attached to my TV, and have it be on my network so that I can watch movies and TV shows that are on my desktop in my room on the desktop in the living room on my nice TV. I have a spare WRT-54G router that works just fine, and I want to see if there's a way to hook it up to the wireless network I'm projecting from the belkin router. (It's got WPA enabled, if that matters.) I don't want to spend the money on a USB wireless card (I just started two small businesses and quit my job, so saving money is paramount) and I don't want an awful cable going all over the floor from one room to another.
I'm good with computers and networks so whatever instructions you all have, I'll be able to figure them out, but this problem stumps me from step one. Do I go into the linksys router and connect it to the belkin somehow? I installed DDWRT on it once before, and I have no problem or issue with flashing the firmware to whatever will get the job done. Thanks in advance!