[rescue] Anyone have a cheap wireless bridge?

Mike F lists at ibrew.net
Wed Oct 5 11:56:50 CDT 2011

I'm doing exactly this, for the same reason. I picked up a WRT54G from a local
recycler, put dd-wrt on it, and instant 5-port switch bridged onto the rest of
the network.

The only problem I have is that, even though it is explicitly set up as a
client bridge, It still broadcasts an SSID and will happily let wifi clients
join with no encryption :-/

I'm sure there is a way to disable this behavior, but I haven't looked into it
deeply enough yet.


On Oct 5, 2011, at 12:14 PM, Timothy Baldridge <tbaldridge at gmail.com> wrote:

>> So - I need a wireless bridge to be able to run my old crusty Unix and Mac
>> boxen...
> Any Router that supports DD-WRT (http://www.dd-wrt.com/site/index) can
> be setup as a WiFi-client. You simply give it a SSID, and tell it to
> go into client mode. From there it goes into a transparent(-ish) mode.
> That being said...it's not hard to setup a garbage PIII with wifi card
> and linux and put it into bridge mode.
> Timothy
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