Is there a piece of equipment that connects to a wireless network and provides ethernet ports to clients?

I have an existing wireless network, and I would like to plug a bunch of machines into a single switch that uses the wireless network as an uplink.

Is this possible, or is this a bad idea? The bandwidth utilization through this link should be negligible.


You can use a wireless ethernet bridge. One example is http://www.linksysbycisco.com/US/en/products/WET610N

  • Thanks! "Wireless ethernet bridge" was the term I was looking for. – Jim Hunziker Feb 9 '10 at 16:16

You can do it with commodity wireless router, set in a bridged mode. If the build-in firmware does not support this, you can try some of the opensource firmwares like dd-wrt, openwrt, tomato, etc. Check the hardware support list for these.

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