can an access point connect through an access point?
ncherry at comcast.net
Mon Jan 30 00:16:44 UTC 2006
Claude Jones wrote:
> I'm afraid there's still a lack of clarity, here. The router is my FC4 box.
> The external NIC of my FC4 box is connected to my internet connection. The
> internal NIC is connected to my D-Link AP. Off in other parts of the house
> are several machines, connecting to that AP via their wireless NIC devices.
> Now, one of those distant machines is an old Win98 box, which is using a USB
> wireless NIC made by Microsoft, to connect to the AP hanging off the inside
> NIC of my Fedora box.
> That Microsoft USB wireless NIC is what we're trying to replace. I was trying
> to hook up/configure another D-Link AP to act as a wireless NIC from that
> Win98 computer, and I'm pretty sure now that it won't work, though I'm still
> not completely clear what you're doing with your two D-Link routers - BUT,
> neither of my D-Link devices are routers, they are just AP's - My router is
> the Fedora computer. Machines throughout the house communicate with the AP on
> my Fedora Box, and Fedora is configured to provide DHCP to those machines,
> and to route traffic from them through the Fedora box to its external NIC
> which is connected to the internet...
External Bridge -> Other Wireless ->
+----+ +-------+ / +-----+
(I'net) ---+ PC +--------+ Dlink + -( -> Wireless -> )--+ W95 +
+----+ +-------+ \ +-----+
Internal AP ->
<- Router ->
Sorry I can't help you with the D-Links, I'm not familiar with
them. It did sound like the Point-Multipoint bridging may be of
interest with the second D-Link setup as a point-point bridge
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