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DSL Wireless Router - using it as a wireless access point

DSL Wireless Router - using it as a wireless access point

(OP)
I got a new VDSL wireless router from my telecoms vendor and have the old Motorola ADSL one free. I also have an old computer (now running Ubuntu) which doesn't have a wireless card. I guess i could buy a wireless card, but I just wondered if it was possible to configure my old router to pick up my wirless signal from my new router and give my Ubuntu PC network and Internet access. Any ideas?

RE: DSL Wireless Router - using it as a wireless access point

Specifically what you are asking for sounds like a wireless->wired ethernet bridge.
This will require one of two things:
1. New firmware that supports bridging on the router. Being this isn't a Linksys WRT54g series router, you will probably have no luck in finding this.
2. A wireless ethernet bridge. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wireless_bridge

Read up! Most of the major wireless manufacturers make them.

RE: DSL Wireless Router - using it as a wireless access point

(OP)
Thanks. Yes I considered getting a wireless bridge, but couldn't track one down here in Switzerland. I wondered if there was some way to get the wireless router to act like a wireless bridge, but it sounds like it won't happen.  

RE: DSL Wireless Router - using it as a wireless access point

Can you purchase a WRT54G from Linksys in Switzerland?

If so, get that and reflash the firmware.

RE: DSL Wireless Router - using it as a wireless access point

(OP)
I'll check that out. I hadn't looked for a WRT54G in Switzerland because I didn't know that model could be re-programmed as a wireless switch. Funnily enough, when I went to look up the model online I realized I bought a Linksys wireless router about five years ago in the UK, but when I moved to the USA it ended up in the attic because of the voltage difference. I'll have to go and retrieve it and check out the model number. It should work here in Switzerland because they use 240v here (although I also have a 120v strip because I couldn't bother to swap out the PSU on one of my boxes). Thanks, Randy, great feedback!

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