Using a wireless router as a remote ethernet port
Posted on 2006-06-01
I am not a networking expert (obviously), but I do know the basics. I currently have a wireless network with a Linksys WRT54G wireless router which is installed and working great. I have a computer that I wish to connect to the wireless network, but I need to connect with the computer's RJ-45 port. The reason is that it is a winterminal and it does not have any way to add a wireless adapter. So I want to run a cat5 cable out of the dumb terminal and into a second wireless router (DLink DI-534), then use that router to connect to my Linksys router. In other words, I want to to from wireless router --> wireless router --> ethernet port.
I am doing this with equipment I already have and buying other equipment is not an option. I need to know if there is any way to do what I am wanting to do.
So just to clarify, I have the first router configured and working. I can connect to it from a different computer with a wireless connection. I just need to know how to configure the second one to act as an ethernet port to the terminal.