Where can I find a router that can connect to an existing wireless network and let me connect devices to the ports on it?

by on February 23, 2010

Q: I need a wireless router that receives the wireless signal and coverts it to a 4 port wired router or a combo of wireless / wired router. I know it sounds backward but this is what I need due to network portability. Where can I find such a router?


2 Responses to “Where can I find a router that can connect to an existing wireless network and let me connect devices to the ports on it?”
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    I worded the title correct right? You want to connect a router to an existing network to have it extend that network and allow you to connect devices, via Ethernet, to that router.

    If that is what you want then the answer is most routers allow you to switch them into “access point” mode. It usually works best if you get two of the same router. You then setup the initial router and then once you have done that you setup the 2nd router as an access point. You have to enter in some information from the 2nd router (access point) into the first router to give it access and then from there the ports on the router work as well.

    I have done this a few times to give computers, gaming systems, and other devices access to the network without having to get wireless access cards for each one. The upside is that it also extends your network as well.

     
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    You can also just buy a wireless access point. Here are a few options http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2050410335%204802&name=Top%20Sellers