[rescue] OT wireless bridge

Lionel Peterson lionel4287 at gmail.com
Sun Jan 28 19:21:18 CST 2018

I've had good luck with "wireless print servers" and consumer "wireless access
points" both of which typically include RJ45 jacks.


> On Jan 28, 2018, at 5:45 PM, Peter Stokes <peter at ashlyn.co.uk> wrote:
> Hi All
> I guess for a lot of you this may be old news, but if it helps someone,
> hopefully the rest will not shout at me too much.....
> Background - I have just moved house to a much smaller house which has no
> separate office building as I am cutting down work significantly. So space
> at a premium. My broadband connection is a standard BT Fibre wifi Hub which
> located in the small 3rd bedroom my wife uses as a work room. She has a
> and a photo/colour printer and there is no room for the b/w Dell laser we
> as the main workhorse for general work paperwork e.g. Delivery notes etc. I
> have the attic which is nice work area, but no direct connection other than
> wifi to the hub and the attic is where the Dell is living. The Dell is
> hardwire only, i.e. No wifi, but is also the only printer which supports
> air print from the IPads. I also have been playing with a non wifi
> and wanted internet access from any Sun system I fire up.
> So I needed a multiport hub connected to the BT wifi hub. After coming to
> terms with the words I needed to search on, i.e. Wifi bridge and ignoring
> the links to wifi extenders etc, the most interesting links were to the
> website https://www.dd-wrt.com/site/index. Having read a bit, I went on the
> hunt for a suitable cheap router to use with it. Ebay revealed any number
> BT, Virgin et al routers, none of which appear in the DD-WRT database, so I
> approached it the other way and looked on the database for the most likely
> type to hunt for. The Linksys range looked like a huge range to look for,
> back to Ebay and a B#15 ($20) WRT54G V5 was ordered and arrived promptly.
> Updating the firmware was as per the instructions and after a couple of
> at configuring it (again following detailed instructions) I had a working
> bridge and air print etc is now available.
> As I mentioned I hope this is of use to someone here.
> Peter
> Sent from my iPad
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