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Windows 7: How to set up wireless bridge/repeater?

13 Dec 2010   #11

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navkan, I'd read on the forum somewhere that people has successes connecting player to laptop via cat 5 cable.

My main purpose to use player is for streaming Netflix. Currently, my wireless router is in my boy's room. On BF I got good deal on another bluray player with build-in wifi ($70). And remove the current one in to my boy's room and run 5ft cable to it. It's ok for now.

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14 Dec 2010   #12

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Thanks. Since my post, I successfully linked an old laptop (a stand-in for my blu ray which will not be available until after Xmas) to the internet thru my primary wireless laptop using the Windows 7 bridge connection feature
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23 Dec 2010   #13
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
For streaming video you need wireless N, an old wireless G router converted to a bridge isn't going to cut it for video streaming. If you want a bridge/AP just purchase one, they are cheap and easy to set up.

If the OP really wants this to work right I'd go with the Dlink 1522, 2.4 or 5Ghz wireless N AP/bridge, they are cheap, work really well and are easy to set up with up too 300Mpbs, which I'm getting with mine. Streaming video works perfectly.

When set to bridge mode you would use it wirelessly and can plug your B/R player right into it, in fact it has 4 eithernet ports for use in bridge mode.
I am sharing my entire collection of DVD rips with my entire household wirelessly and I also have a similar setup at 2 clients homes (all using 802.11g)... it works just fine!

However... I do agree that since the OP has to buy something that to future proof his network go with 802.11n!
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