Is my Wireless Hardware OK ?

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Hi all,

I''ve got a Dreambox 7000 and a PC and want to network them wirelessly. I have a "Belkin ADSL Modem with Built-In 802.11g Wireless Router", model F5D7630-4A. I've also got a Netgear WG602 Wireless Access Point.

Are these 2 pieces good enough for the job ?

Cheers.
 

BGonaSTICK

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I can't see any reason why they couldn't be made to do the job. Read the wireless networking guide 'sticky' in this section.
 
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I've already studied it a few times but because I have different hardware, it's not that straight forward.

My Belkin Modem/Router seems correctly configured but the issue is with the Netgear AP. I can get it to see the router.

I think it's time to track down a Linksys Bridge.

Thanks for the reply and if I get it working, I'll post again here.
 
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Hello again,

I purchased the Linksys WET54G Bridge and can now cofirm that I have the wireless network up and running. I think it took about 5 minutes to configure this bridge all thanks to BGonaSTICK's useful guide. I now just wish I had done this earlier rather than messing around with that Netgear Access point.

If anyone needs some info on my configuration, feel free to ask.
 

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damomac said:
Hi all,

I've got a Dreambox 7000 and a PC and want to network them wirelessly. I have a "Belkin ADSL Modem with Built-In 802.11g Wireless Router", model F5D7630-4A. I've also got a Netgear WG602 Wireless Access Point.
With a little encouragement from BGonaSTICK, I've now managed to use a Belkin 802.11g access point to connect a Dreambox to a PC equipped with a 802.11g network card. The Dreambox is connected to the access point with a crossed ethernet cable.

Other than using the right type of ethernet cable, it was pretty straightforward to set-up. I left the access point with its default IP address and default set-up other than changing the SSID and selecting encryption. I can now transfer files to and from the Dreambox using the Filezilla FTP program simply by connecting to the Dreambox's IP address.

I need some more time to figure out how to share the PC's internet access with the Dreambox, but this isn't a big necessity for me.
 
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