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wireless networking setup question

Taurus

hardware monkey
#1
my buddy is moving into a new place and needs a network set up. the place currently has broadband but no router--just one computer plugged into the modem. he will be in a room on the other side of the house so it will have to be wireless. he will have his own computer, an xbox 360 and,, most importantly, a ps3 that he plays online with on a regular basis, so speed or low latency will be a priority.

the computer and ps3 have wireless G. the xbox does not, but he would like it online, too. i was thinking; instead of buying a router and wireless adapter for the xbox, is it possible to get two wireless-N routers--one hooked up to modem and one in his room with everything wired to it and have the one in the room act as a bridge?

this way he has a fast connection that all 3 devices share. i've never done a setup like this so i'm not sure. we appreciate any input. price is definitely a factor, but gaming is the priority. thanks.
 

Admiral Michael

Michaelsoft Systems CEO
#2
You could, one would be a router and the other a bridge. That feature all depends on the router itself. I think DDWRT adds this functionality.
 

Taurus

hardware monkey
#3
you're right, it does. did some research and it seems like the only option is a modded WRT54Gx. was hoping to get something that was Draft N and maybe with the function built in. anybody know of one? "wireless client mode" is another name for this feature.
 

Taurus

hardware monkey
#5
to which router? the primary connected to the modem or the "bridge" on the other side of the house? either way, i don't see how that would help anything since the routers have built-in switches. running out of ports isn't the problem.
 

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