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Using a second wifi router as a bridge

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Using a second wifi router as a bridge

colin.hempsey
Well, I would never have guessed that it would be so hard. Using a second wifi router as a bridge is not as straight forward as it would seem!

Here is my situation:

I have a wifi router in my lounge and I have a requirement to have a 100baseT connection in my home office. I (wishfully thinking) thought I would be able to buy a second wifi router to use as a bridge between the wifi network and the 100baseT lan.

After a bit of research it seemed that the best solution would be to use DD-WRT firmware on the router but as it only works on certain versions of routers (i.e: v1 and v1.3 but not v1.2 or v2 of certain routers) I was not willing to spend the cash on something that might not work.

My solution was to use an ethernet over power connection wired to my lounge router.

I was wondering if anyone else has had a similar problem and what was your solution?