Connecting an EDIMAX accesspoint

Linksys Wrt54g wireless router
August 22, 2009 at 22:15:57
Specs: Windows XP
Hi. I have a Linksys WRT54G router that is running my home network and provides access to the internet. I am wanting to add an EDIMAX EW-7205APL access point to the mix so that I can create a wireless access point into which I can plug in an XBOX 360 i.e. I wil run ethernet from my XBOX to the EDIMAX access point and from there have a wireless connection to the Linksys router and out to the internet. In effect I am looking to replace what I could do wit ha 30 metere ethernet cable. I am having some problems and want to know if it is possible to make this work. thanks

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#1
August 23, 2009 at 05:29:10
I wil run ethernet from my XBOX to the EDIMAX access point and from there have a wireless connection to the Linksys router and out to the internet.

That won't work.

You could use a wireless SOHO router and connect your xbox to it and then bridge the wireless network between the two routers.....but an Access Point alone won't do what you need. An AP needs to be plugged into a SOHO router in order to work properly. AP's are designed to extend an existing wireless network, not create their own.

Is your xbox out of range of your present wireless network?
Does an xbox not have wireless capability like a Wii?


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#2
August 23, 2009 at 11:21:49
Thanks. The Xbox 360 can be plugged direct in the routr with a standard ethernet cable. It works fine but I am having to run it 40 meters and I don't hace the under over floor space to be able to hide the cable. The wireless adapter for the Xbox is an option but hey are $140. For $80 I can get the access point which I can hoped would work. The manual says it can be set up as a bridge but this is all beyond me.

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