[Product update] Infrastructure Analysis Tool is now available with Business Accounts.Learn More


Wireless Router as a Simple Switch and Access Point

Published on
4,055 Points
Last Modified:
Need WiFi?
Often, there are perfectly good networks that don't have WiFi capability - and there's a need to add it. 
- Perhaps you have an Ethernet port into a network but no WiFi nearby.
- Perhaps you have a powerline extender and no WiFi at the far end.
- And you still want all the computers an devices on the same network LAN subnet.
This calls for an Access Point.
But maybe you already have what you need or don't have the wherewithal to buy and configure an access point.

Add WiFi with a Simple / Commodity Wireless Router 
Perhaps you have a perfectly good WiFi-capable router around.  Maybe it was replaced when the latest ISP modem was installed with its own WiFi.  With the idea that a picture is worth a thousand words, we drew this narrated diagram to help show how to add WiFi with simple commodity wireless routers - and without the complication of a lot of networking knowledge.  

1 Comment
LVL 27

Author Comment

by:Fred Marshall
The original has the figure shown when it's opened.  Here I only see a link???

Featured Post

Redefine Your Security with AI & Machine Learning

The implications of AI and machine learning in cyber security are massive and constantly growing, creating both efficiencies and new challenges across the board. Check out our on-demand webinar to learn more about how AI can help your organization!

Join & Write a Comment

This Micro Tutorial will show you how to maximize your wireless card to its maximum capability. This will be demonstrated using Intel(R) Centrino(R) Wireless-N 2230 wireless card on Windows 8 operating system.
Viewers will learn how to connect to a wireless network using the network security key. They will also learn how to access the IP address and DNS server for connections that must be done manually. After setting up a router, find the network security…

Keep in touch with Experts Exchange

Tech news and trends delivered to your inbox every month