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#1 +riahc3

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 08:02

Hello,

I want to make a equipment with TCP/IP stack and a ethernet port have wireless (Wi-Fi) support. For this I would need (many vendors call it a thousand terms) a small wired to wireless bridge, most supported on routers.

Now, I know (more than 50%) of DD-WRT routers support this feature but Amped Wireless routers always have great wireless coverage yet I do not know if they support this.

It seems easy enough but the problem is that I need it to be the smallest possible. A good size would be for example the D-Link DAP-1350. Sadly Its very glitchy, D-Link has almost never helped me out, and it does not support DD-WRT.

My main priority is size.

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 08:23

What about the TP-Link TL-WR703N, OpenWRT can be installed on it so you can certainly turn them in to a wireless bridge.

 

I don't think you will find a much smaller device, it only needs 5v to power it too. So a USB port or mobile phone charger is ideal.

 

I have 4x of them, 2x are connected to my network via Ethernet and are used as Wireless Access Points. The other two have a 16gb USB flash drive and are in different locations been used as a PirateBox.

 

I find them to be great little devices to boost your Wi-Fi coverage or use for random projects.



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Posted 11 October 2013 - 08:35

Do you really need a full router for this? They'd be more expensive than just a bridge unless you're buying something cheap.

 

I mean sure, it'd work (especially if you threw OpenWRT on it), but it'd be more expensive than a bridge which wouldn't need special software.



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Posted 11 October 2013 - 08:46

Hello,

What about the TP-Link TL-WR703N, OpenWRT can be installed on it so you can certainly turn them in to a wireless bridge.
 
I don't think you will find a much smaller device, it only needs 5v to power it too. So a USB port or mobile phone charger is ideal.
 
I have 4x of them, 2x are connected to my network via Ethernet and are used as Wireless Access Points. The other two have a 16gb USB flash drive and are in different locations been used as a PirateBox.
 
I find them to be great little devices to boost your Wi-Fi coverage or use for random projects.


Looks pretty small and nice :) Have you personally tried the wireless bridge method?

Thank you

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 08:47

Hello,

Do you really need a full router for this? They'd be more expensive than just a bridge unless you're buying something cheap.
 
I mean sure, it'd work (especially if you threw OpenWRT on it), but it'd be more expensive than a bridge which wouldn't need special software.

Well this TL-WR703N costs 20€.... Less than 20€, I have no idea if a wired to wireless bridge exists (more so, that supports DD-WRT/OpenWRT)

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 09:14

I haven't personally no, however a quick Google shows a few steps to create such a set-up: http://cavebeat.blog...eudobridge.html

OpenWRT is very popular so you should be able to get support if you run in to any issues.

Hello,


Looks pretty small and nice :) Have you personally tried the wireless bridge method?

Thank you



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Posted 11 October 2013 - 09:58

Hello,

Well this TL-WR703N costs 20€.... Less than 20€, I have no idea if a wired to wireless bridge exists (more so, that supports DD-WRT/OpenWRT)

 

Well, the device you mentioned is a wireless to wired bridge (Although you still need to buy the USB to WiFi dongle for it), but with a proper bridge you don't need to run OpenWRT or so on it.



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Posted 11 October 2013 - 11:08

Hello,

Well, the device you mentioned is a wireless to wired bridge (Although you still need to buy the USB to WiFi dongle for it), but with a proper bridge you don't need to run OpenWRT or so on it.


No. The D-Link DAP1350 is also a small router. Its price point is at 58€. Im seeing the TP-Link TL-WR703N for 28 €

If you could pinpoint me to a proper bridge, thank you :)

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 11:24

Hello,

Question is it TL-WR703N or TL-WR702N?

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Posted 22 October 2013 - 14:56

Hello,

I found the TP-Link TL-MR3020 which seems the regional variant. Ill give it a try.

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Posted 22 October 2013 - 18:59

I run a wireless to wired ddwrt bridge. On an old linksys wrt54gsv5, ddwrt micro, in repeater mode, and it works beautifully! I also have an engenius erb9250, which is strictly a repeater (has an Ethernet port for bridging) and I can say from both pieces of hardware that I've had nothing but success. Plug an Ethernet cable in, and instantly, you have a connection. (Not to mention the wifi coverage, its just like wow!) My ddwrt frankenrepeater does the best, though. The erb9250 is stock firmware, and it only has one Ethernet jack, where my ddwrt 54gs has four. Uptime on both is right as rain, haven't had a reboot/reset/dropped connection in a very long time now. (I'd post screenshots, but I'm mobile)
Go for something small that supports ddwrt or open wrt. You won't be sorry, I promise! (Sorry if this didnt help the thread. Like I said I'm mobile and not at my network right now, late for an appointment. )