I have just obtained a Sonicwall TZ-150 wireless appliance and a Netgear EVA700 media player. The latter is a box that takes input from an RJ-45 cable or 802.11g radio waves, and outputs audio and video (analog) to a TV.
These two devices are not playing nice. Perhaps this is a common theme in the world of 802.11g?
I am thinking that I might have to try placing a wireless bridge between the two devices. What I mean is that I would continue to use the TZ-150 as a wireless router/firewall/access point. I would attach a simple bridge to the EVA700 via RJ-45 cable. The bridge would "talk" to the TZ-150 via radio and relay to the RJ-45 cable, out to the EVA700.
Another midnight engineering project.
My problem is that I can't find a decent bridge. I want WPA, and I want reasonable bandwidth, in order to support streaming MPEG bitstreams at HDTV bitrates. 15 Mbit/s. would be nice.
The Linksys WET54G would be ideal, except that it might be a piece of shit. I have looked at the user reviews at Amazon.com and I am not encouraged.
Am I going to have to deploy a full service wireless AP and configure it to be a simple bridge? Or is there a nice, compact bridge that doesn't suck?
Thanks for any suggestions.