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Wireless Router - To accept WAN feed over wireless connection.

Does anyone know if you can get a wireless router that will accept its WAN input from a wireless connection?

Basically I have my ASDL modem downstairs, but want to put my router upstairs so that I can connect (Via cable) my PCs and servers etc into it.  I don't want to have to trail a cable up the stairs to the router (Most will only accept input from RJ45 from what I've seen).

So what I'm looking for is this:

Modem --> Wireless segment --> Router --> Wires --> Rest of network.

either that or

Modem --> Wireless segment --> Wireless Router (Input from wireless) --> Wires / Wireless --> Rest of network (This way enables using further wireless items).

Can anyone suggest the best solution / hardware for this?
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PsychotextAuthor Commented:
Just to clarify, I know I could put wireless cards in the pcs / servers and save all the hassle but I dont want to.
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Gareth GudgerCommented:
You could get a wireless bridge and hook it in the WAN port. Then add a wireless AP to the modem downstairs.
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Gareth GudgerCommented:
......allows any ethernet device to be bridged with wireless.
http://www.linksys.com/products/product.asp?grid=33&scid=36&prid=603

I used one of these products to make a Ethernet only Pioneer (or was it sony) music center have internet access (not a box I could modify or throw a wireless card in of course).
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PsychotextAuthor Commented:
Just to clarify.  I get two of those, plug one into the asdl modem and another into the router upstairs?  Is that right?
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Gareth GudgerCommented:
I have only ever used one directly with a wireless access point.
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PsychotextAuthor Commented:
That's the problem I have... I basically need to replace a segment of ethernet wire with wireless.  It can't interact with a wireless router / switch.  Either that or find a router that can take a wireless wan input.
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Gareth GudgerCommented:
I read the specs though and it seems like you could use two of them instead of an AP.
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Gareth GudgerCommented:
"Provides high-speed cable-free bridging between remote workgroups "
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PsychotextAuthor Commented:
This is similar to what I'm after... but I'm not sure it would work for what I need (Consoles use crossover cables for networking):

http://www.linksys.com/products/product.asp?grid=33&scid=36&prid=558
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Gareth GudgerCommented:
It should work....that particular one is you linked is designed for a game console (put that one in before as well).

Only thing to remember is you need to configure it first through a PC and then hook it to the device needing wireless.

Also you said you have an ADSL modem. What is stopping you from moving the modem to a different jack closer to you?
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PsychotextAuthor Commented:
Stupid house was only built with one and tenancy agreement says no drilling holes everywhere. ;-)

Ok, that's that option sorted - Now does anyone know of a wireless router that will accept a wireless input (I'll put the points up and share them if someone comes up with an answer).
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Gareth GudgerCommented:
I would try purchasing two of these (http://www.linksys.com/products/product.asp?grid=33&scid=36&prid=603) and giving it a try. It should work. They are driver independant so it shouldn't even care. It will simply get the DHCP info from the wireless bridge as if it were a wired connection.
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Gareth GudgerCommented:
If it dont work you can always get your money back but from what I can tell Linksys is saying yuo can make this wireless bridge with these cards for any ethernet device. Like I said I have used one with a sound system that had an ethernet port and it worked great. The WAN port on the Linksys shouldn't know any better as it is all physical layer networking and the higher OSI layers are transparent to that.
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PsychotextAuthor Commented:
Yeah, that'll work fine.  I'm really just looking at the other method to see if it will work out any cheaper (That's assuming it can even be done).
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PJRivrCommented:
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PsychotextAuthor Commented:
Hehe, thanks but no thanks. :-)
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HynesCoCommented:
well I have a wireless netgear 802.11g tied to my dsl modem downstairs and a
wireless netgear 802.11g bridge/AP that connects into a 10/100 switch upstairs which feed about 8 computers, all have internet access. Works great.
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HynesCoCommented:
The wireless ethernet bridge is a model Netgear WGE101 as far as the Wireless router goes,,, its down stairs and ill get back to you when I make it down there :)
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