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Re: [opensuse] We Lost One! :(
  • From: Rodney Baker <rodney.baker@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2008 22:46:01 +0930
  • Message-id: <200809222246.11946.rodney.baker@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Mon, 22 Sep 2008 22:09:29 Verner Kjærsgaard wrote:


Umm, if this is a desktop you could run an AP in client mode and the
computer will not even know it's wireless, solved my problem before it
started. Mike

- elaborate, please :-)

That is actually a good suggestion if you happen to have a spare wireless
router/AP. By plugging the desktop machine's ethernet port into a wireless
AP, then running that AP in client mode so that it connects to the main
wireless AP, the desktop machine simply thinks it is talking to a wired
connection.

The RF side effectively becomes a wireless ethernet bridge to the main
wireless router. No wireless NIC drivers, no messing around on the client
machine with authentication etc; let the wireless AP client take care of all
of that.

Wish I'd thought of it myself...:-)

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