Join two networks w/o wires
Posted on 2002-03-28
I have a Linksys wireless router with 4-port switch (Befw11s4). I have 3 computers wired in, plus another that connects wireless. My friends and I like to have small lanparties, but my roommate's wife doesn't like us setting up in the living room & basically taking over the house, with cable everywhere. I usually hook up a second hub to the main switch with a crossover cable, and run a cable downstairs to hook up 3 extra machines, but I would like to put the extra people in the basement, where the mess doesn't matter. However, running cable that far is impractical, and awkward (people would be constantly tripping over it). What I want to know, is can I take a plain wireless access point (like the Linksys WAP11), plug it into the hub, and use that to connect to the switch upstairs? I know it can connect, or bridge, to another WAP11, but I don't know about the Befw11s4.