I have been running a couple of Netgear ME102's for a while with good results, one as a straight AP and the other as a 'Wireless Client' (single PC hanging off 20m of Cat5 cable).
I would like now like to use WPA and to do that thought I would relocate the Belkin WiFi cable router to the site of the existing Netger AP (making the Belkin only AP) and replacing the remote ME102 with .... ???
So, it want's to be (in order) cheap, have an ethernet interface (no USB thanks) and operable in whatever mode (Wireless client or bridge?) would have the best effect for the least impact on other nets etc (and there are a few).
The ability to take an external (directional) aerial would be a bonus?
I have a friend who can get Edimax and Netgear equipment for me a 'trade' prices so do either do what I need please?
I think from my basic investigations a full blown WiFi cable router is the same price as many of these alternative products (seems a shame / overkill to set a router to 'Bridge mode') but if that's what I have to do at least it could be used as a router if circumstances change later? ;-(
All the best and thanks for your time ...
T i m (London)