I am looking for a wireless bridge/switch for my home.
Pretty simple really... I have my wifi router upstairs, and I want to put a wifi device downstairs what I can plug a few machines into, and the downstairs device will be configured to relay traffic over the wireless network.
I found a couple of these by companies like netgear and dlink, but they don't make them anymore.
John Navas supplied these links in January: . The kit of two HDX101 units is $196 from Newegg.com . . . . A better bet if you don't need the extra speed is probably the ZyXEL . PL-100 85Mbps Powerline Ethernet Adapter, normally $60 each from . Newegg.com, but currently only $40 each after mail-in rebate: .
Or add reflectors and better antennas as needed, and make it all wireless.
EZ-12, printed on photo paper for thick stock, with aluminum foil glued to the sail, provides a substantial boost in signal.
The signal with the reflector is not only 13dB stronger, it's more stable.
I have used the "Hawking HAI6SDA Directional 6dBi 2.4GHz Antenna" with good success on a Netgear WG311 PCI card. $20-30.
The one I bought fit the Netgear, and had an adapter that fit RP-TNC.