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 is familiar.
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.
- Is that step necessary? Can't I do this:
NAT NAT (( net )) -- router #1 -- 192.168.1.x (router #2) -- 192.168.2.x (xbox) `- 192.168.1.x ( ... ) `- ...
- If it is necessary, how do I access the router afterward?