connecting AP wirelessly to a UMTS

April 3, 2009 at 02:22:43
Specs: Linux
Hi,

I have a linux box acting as access point with 2-3 wireless devices plugged in to be connected to internet. but the internet itself is provided by UMTS router to which my lnuc access point box connects to(or this is how i want my setup to be).

Now my linux box is an embedded board and doesnt have an ethernet port( to connect to router via LAN cable). I hope I dont need one also!

Now my question is, since it is an access point, i assume it would wirelessly connect to the umts router with a card for internet and hence the devices connected to the access point would seamlessly connect to internet.Is this true? I am yet to get umts router still.

By the way, will the router override the access point and all my wireless devices connect to the umts router directly and not to the linux box? how can avoid this?


Essentially what am looking at is :

internet-->umts router----> access point--->wireless clients


Please help


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#1
April 3, 2009 at 07:43:23
Now my question is, since it is an access point, i assume it would wirelessly connect to the umts router with a card for internet and hence the devices connected to the access point would seamlessly connect to internet.Is this true? I am yet to get umts router still.

I'm not at all familiar with that brand of router. In my own experience though, an access point (AP) has to be connected to the LAN in order to provide wireless access to wireless clients. Whether the AP connects via a wired connection, or a wireless one, is dependent on the type of router you have (ie: wired or wireless capable).

First, you have to connect the AP to the router's network and confirm it's working before it can function as an AP. How it (the AP) connects to the router depends on the router. If the router is wireless capable, you would first have to setup and enable the WLAN on it, and then connect the AP. If it's not a wireless capable router, it would require a wired connection. If this is the case, then you'll need to buy a NIC and install it in the linux box so you can plug it in to the router.


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April 6, 2009 at 00:34:09
Thanks for the help

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