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Using spare Router as Wifi Adapter

theonedub

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#1
I've got this DIR-655 that is collecting dust and I also happen to need a Wifi N adapter for my PC. I remember a long time ago (using DDWRT) I was able to use an older LinkSys router a a Wifi adapter- basically I would plug in a computer, DVR box, and a PS3 into the LAN ports on the router which is then connected to the main router through its Wifi.

I'm 95% sure that my previous setup essentially used the second router a a repeater, but I do not think the DIR655 supports that function and it is not DDWRT compatible. Is there a way for me to rig the hardware I have now to get this working? I know its probably easier to just buy a N adapter, but I figure there is no point in wasting what I already have.

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#2
your router needs to support repeater, WDS, or wifi client modes.


if the router doesnt support it, i wouldnt bother trying to make it work - the old wifi repeater modes really sucked (only worked with WEP security, for example)
 

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#3
Appreciate it, Mussels. Guess I'm off to Amazon to find a decent N adapter.