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02-Oct-2010, 08:43 AM #1
Setting a router as a wireless receiver
So is there a way to make my Air Live WT-2000R router receive network from another router (Or in my case a laptop which I use as a router) that is in the other room? The laptop has a wired internet connection. And I have a PC with only a router. I know it is possible to do with a software called Tomato.

http://www.polarcloud.com/tomato

Unfortunately I have little experience with such stuff, and I can barely differ an IP adress from DNS. I hope you get what I mean, any help would be much appreciated.

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02-Oct-2010, 09:00 AM #2
Well, does the router in question even show up on the Tomato compatibility list? They are pretty restrictive as to the routers that support that firmware.

You'll have to do this with 3rd party firmware for that router, since it doesn't appear to have a wireless bridge mode.
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02-Oct-2010, 09:07 AM #3
Thanks for replying, John.
I am not sure. I can't find their compatibility list.

Do you mean that what I want IS possible? Could you please expand on that 3rd party firmware thing?
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02-Oct-2010, 09:14 AM #4
Tomato is 3rd party firmware that replaces the manufacturer's functionality.

Here's the Tomato Compatibility List, don't see your router on it. I checked DD-WRT firmware as well, and it's not on that list either.

I don't think you're going to get this working...
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02-Oct-2010, 09:18 AM #5
Dammit, oh well. I'll keep an eye on this thread for a while. In case a miracle happens and someone has a solution for me.

Thanks for your time.
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02-Oct-2010, 09:34 AM #6
The solution is to buy a product that has a wireless bridge capability.
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