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can DWL-G730AP wireless pocket router/AP receive wireless network

Discussion in 'Networking' started by samx, May 16, 2007.

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  1. samx

    samx Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    I am new to networking and have a simple question for you tech guys!

    With this router, is it possible to receive wifi network through a central location and share it with my three computers individually, without having one computer sharing or controlling the connection?

    TIA
     
  2. JohnWill

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    If you're receiving the wireless network using this device, you'd need to use ICS to share the network. How about telling us exactly the topology of the network and we may be able to suggest solutions?
     
  3. AndrewMSA

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    Well I read the specs and it states it is wi-fi certified, so it appears it receives wifi then transmits to nearby wireless adapters. I don't exactly know what the process is with your local wifi ISP for registering the router with them, but I do not think internet connection sharing is needed if you use it in router/AP mode as long as the other computers have wireless adapters.
     
  4. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    An AP doesn't send and receive for multiple stations, that would be a wireless bridge. Tell me where in this description they talk about bridge mode?

    http://www.dlink.com/products/?pid=346
     
  5. AndrewMSA

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    Yes I don't know why I stated AP mode, my mistake. An AP WILL send/receive with multiple stations it just will not assign IP addresses. Router mode will be needed for that. But my bigger mistake was not reading the product manual and discovering that it will not pickup a wifi signal from an ISP. It needs a hardwire connection to it.

    To quote the product description:
    "In AP mode, the DWL-G730AP can be used to create a wireless network in a room where a single Ethernet port is provided. Now multiple wireless clients can connect to the network at the same time to share resources and files."
     
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