Re: router -> bridge
- From: "ps56k" <pschuman_no_spam_me@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 2 Jun 2008 22:10:24 -0500
I have a device I want to put on the LAN (an Xbox v. 1), so it can get
RSS feeds from outside as well as access my SMB shares locally. It
only has a hardwore ethernet jack and no slots. It also would be
impractical to run an ethernet cable to it, so it'll have to be a
wireless <-> ethernet bridge. To that end, I got a router which
supports "bridge" mode, an Actiontec MI424WR (revision D). There's
another one in the house (earlier revision though), so the interface
The manual says that to make it an IP bridge, I need to set it to have
no IP address. (Actually, it says that having no IP address is useful
when configuring it as a bridge.) Fair enough. However, the message
it pops up before it does that scares me. It says: "Configuring an
internal connection to have no IP address will make it inaccessible".
I can see that.
1. Is that step necessary? Can't I do this:
(( net )) -- router #1 -- 192.168.1.x (router #2) -- 192.168.2.x
(xbox) `- 192.168.1.x ( ... )
2. If it is necessary, how do I access the router afterward?
I don't understand what you have around the house as the LAN ???
I have a WiFi LAN for the house - 192.168.1.xxx
Then I have a "bridge" device in the family room for the Xbox.
The bridge lives at address 192.168.1.15 for access to config & manage it.
It however just uses the WiFi network like any other "computer device".
The Ethernet jack then connects to the Xbox and all is well,
as if the Xbox was on the LAN or on the WiFi network.
Actually - I have a small hub connected to the "bridge"
to give me several Ethernet ports in the family room
for the Xbox 360, the Tivo, etc
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