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Hi

Can I use a router as an ethernet wireless bridge between the dreambox and a PC with a 802.11g card fitted ?

i.e. Link the dreambox with an ethernet cross-over cable to the router to stream video wirelessly to the PC ?

I'd like to do this with a router because there's loads of them on ebay and I can add a modem later.

Cheers again for you help.
 
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Why would you need a crossover cable? I connect my DB to my router using a "regular" CAT5 cable. The DB needs to speak to your PC rather than the Internet (I find updating keys manually more reliable).
 
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whatsthis said:
Hi

Can I use a router as an ethernet wireless bridge between the dreambox and a PC with a 802.11g card fitted ?

i.e. Link the dreambox with an ethernet cross-over cable to the router to stream video wirelessly to the PC ?

I'd like to do this with a router because there's loads of them on ebay and I can add a modem later.

Cheers again for you help.
Some more advanced images have a wifi USB driver available as an addon so you can get away with a USB wifi card in ad-hoc config.
If the wifi router that you want to use has a hub not switch inside you need a crossover cable, only switches are able to autodetect snd&rcv cable pairs correctly.
 
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skydreamer said:
If the wifi router that you want to use has a hub not switch inside you need a crossover cable, only switches are able to autodetect snd&rcv cable pairs correctly.
Huh?
I have an old IBM HUB that has a port with a little switch beside it which can be configured to be used with a crossover cable or a straight through cable.

Anyways, MHKU uses the configuration asked by whatsthis
 
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erosennin said:
Huh?
I have an old IBM HUB that has a port with a little switch beside it which can be configured to be used with a crossover cable or a straight through cable.

Anyways, MHKU uses the configuration asked by whatsthis
Your observation is right.
But you would not see this switch on cheaper hubs and definitely I have not seen one on a wifi router so far. Saying that I do not believe that wifi routers use anything else than switches internally since most of them were made either with only one Ethernet port or 4 port switch, I have to come accross one with a hub inside yet.
 
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Thanks MHKU you've helped me out again. It looks like I can use a router, bridge or game adapter to do this so I have a good choice to search ebay with.
 
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Your choices are (with a wireless router):

1. put a wifi card in your DB (if the image supports it).
2. Put a wireless card in your laptop and connect your DB to the laptop with a crossover cable.
3. Connect your DB with a CAT 5 cable to your router (non-wireless).

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I connect to my (non-wireless) router with a CAt5 cable. WHen I go wireless I'll connect the DB to my laptop (with wifi) with a crossover cable (when needed).

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