I believe I have a problem. I have been to the Cisco Networking Academy and have completed the courses for my Cisco Certified Network Associate and am Cisco Certified Network Associate bound, but I have seem to run into a issue that I do not know how to resolve.
My friend attends a college and lives in a dorm on the College Campus, now the dorms in each room have a "Switch" in a sense that has 4 Ethernet Ports and a Coaxil Cable connected from the "Switch" to the wall, in which I assumes connects to the network. But! The school has another network which is Wireless, and he seems to know the password to the Wireless Network.
He recently (today) came to me with an issue regarding the fact that he bought a Cisco Linksys Router (Layer 3 Switch), in which he wants to use to connect to the Wireless Network and or Access Point so he may room his dorm without having to use an Ethernet Cable, I set it up to where he could connect to his own network, but I am baffled on how to connect the LAN network to the Wireless Network. I do not have access to the Router and or Access Point of the School Wireless Network, but is there anyway to possibly bridge the connection via the Home-Based Router he has bought to access the School's Wireless Network and Or Access Point?
Unless the router he bought has repeater function/feature which i dont think so, he cant achieve what he intends to do cos most routers have dual functions which are giving out signals(as in an access point) and routing traffic. they dont act as bridges nor repeaters.
what he needs is a wireless bridging device with repeater features commonly called a wireless repeater, that way he will wirelessly bridge to the campus wireless access and still be able to relay the same signal as in repeating it.
visit Engenius Tech, Inc. chk out and research/read up on their ecb3500, this is the kind of device he needs.
let me know how it went.