|Howdy folks... I've searched this and other forums, but haven't seen anybody trying to do exactly what I'd like to do. Here goes...|
I'm using my landlord's wifi (with permission). They live upstairs. It's a wireless G connection, on a Belkin 54G router. I have a desktop server machine (running linux) and a couple of laptops, all connected to the Belkin router. This is OK, but I'd like to set up a wireless N connection between the laptops and the server, and be able to communicate between laptops and server at N-speeds, while still being able to access the internet. I don't have any physical access to their router.
The setup I think I would like (and this is where i need advice...) is to have a wireless N router of my own, and bridge that router wirelessly to the Belkin router in my landlord's apartment. I'd then connect the server to this new router via ethernet, and connect the laptops to it via the speedy wireless N connection.
There are probably several ways to go about this, and I haven't bought any hardware yet so I 'm totally open to suggestions. If any machine were to have to have 2 NICs, i'd like it to be the desktop..