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Old 09-23-2006, 11:12 PM
Magne
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Default Belkin F5D7330

Just bought this Belkin, the salesman said it is a wlan access point, but it
seems to be a bridge.
My config is ADSL modem, ASUS wireless router (radio switched off)
Locally I have 2-3 PC's connected directly (Cat5 cable) to this router.
In addition i have pulled another cat 5 cable to another location and
connnected it to the new Belkin.
PC's around this Belkin connects fine to internet, but not to the PC's
directly connected to the router, as long as the mode is et to Ad-Hoc.

Then I upgraded the firmware from 1.00.07 (I beleive) to 1.00.09
Now it connects fine to the PC's connected directly to the router, but NOT
to internet anymore.

Earlier I had a CNet AP (CWA-854) connected the same way and everything
worked just fine, except for yesterday, then it stopped working (was very
warm), so I bought something which was supposed to be "better".

Anyone has a clue ?



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Old 09-24-2006, 10:25 AM
Axel Hammerschmidt
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Default Re: Belkin F5D7330

Magne <magne.ryholt@bluezone.no> wrote:

<snip>

> Anyone has a clue ?


The Belkin F5D7330 is a Wireless Ethernet Bridge, for connecting network
devices, or an ethernet-equipped computer to a wireless network.

So you need to connect the Belkin bridge to a network device, like a
switch or hub at the other location and then connect your computer(s) to
the switch/hub. And turn on the radio in the ASUS router and from the
setup page in the Bridge bridge, connect the bridge to the ASUS router's
radio.

Or, if you only want to connect only one computer from the other
location, you can connect the Belkin bridge directly to the ethernet
port on this computer and from the setup page connect the bridge
wirelessly to your ASUS router after turning on the radio in the router.

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Old 09-24-2006, 11:30 AM
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Default Re: Belkin F5D7330

Thanks

But my problem id that the ASUS (wireless) router does not "penetrate" the
floor/roof which is between it and the wireless PC's.
Therefore I pulled a cat5 cable from the router to a central point between
my wireless PC's and connected the Bilkin to it (thinking it was an AP)

I guess the salesman was wrong when he said that the Belkin F5D7330 was, or
could be setup as an AP ?

I also guess that I must have a device which may be setup as an AP ?
I must use cable between the router and the Belkin (or some AP), I certainly
want multiple PC's connected wireless to this one (and thereby logically to
the internet and all my PC's which have cable connections to rthe router).


"Axel Hammerschmidt" <hlexa@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> Magne <magne.ryholt@bluezone.no> wrote:
>
> <snip>
>
>> Anyone has a clue ?

>
> The Belkin F5D7330 is a Wireless Ethernet Bridge, for connecting network
> devices, or an ethernet-equipped computer to a wireless network.
>
> So you need to connect the Belkin bridge to a network device, like a
> switch or hub at the other location and then connect your computer(s) to
> the switch/hub. And turn on the radio in the ASUS router and from the
> setup page in the Bridge bridge, connect the bridge to the ASUS router's
> radio.
>
> Or, if you only want to connect only one computer from the other
> location, you can connect the Belkin bridge directly to the ethernet
> port on this computer and from the setup page connect the bridge
> wirelessly to your ASUS router after turning on the radio in the router.




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Old 09-24-2006, 12:07 PM
Axel Hammerschmidt
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Magne <magne.ryholt@bluezone.no> wrote:

> Thanks
>
> But my problem id that the ASUS (wireless) router does not "penetrate" the
> floor/roof which is between it and the wireless PC's.
> Therefore I pulled a cat5 cable from the router to a central point between
> my wireless PC's and connected the Bilkin to it (thinking it was an AP)
>
> I guess the salesman was wrong when he said that the Belkin F5D7330 was, or
> could be setup as an AP ?


Yes. The Belkin F5D7330 is a bridge. I have one too and as fare as I can
tell it cannot function as an access point.

As you have already seen, it will be able to connect in ad-hoc mode. But
then only to another computer with a wireless card.

You could probably connect the bridge to a Windows computer which also
has an ethernet card which in turn is connected to the cable from the
router and set this computer up to share its connection with Windows
ICS.

There's a discription of how this has been done here:

http://tinyurl.com/2zkon

Of course, if you have a Macintosh, there is a software base station
built in to MacOS 9 and OS X which is easy to set up.

> I also guess that I must have a device which may be setup as an AP ?
> I must use cable between the router and the Belkin (or some AP), I certainly
> want multiple PC's connected wireless to this one (and thereby logically to
> the internet and all my PC's which have cable connections to rthe router).


Then you should buy an access point.

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