Router in Client Mode for Two Boxes?

If this is a stupid idea, I'm sure someone will say so...

Can I use a wireless router _in client mode_ as a wireless device for two boxes connected to it by LAN cables, and subsequently access a remote access point using static IPs for the router and computers?

It seems like I ought to be able to, but I could be mistaken.

Thanks for any advice on this!

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On 15 Oct 2006 02:56:03 -0000, Determined wrote in :

Sure, assuming you set usable IP addresses and netmasks. That's a wireless Ethernet bridge.

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John Navas

John Navas writes

OK, so here's what I'm not exactly sure about:

The existing AP is

The gateway/DNS is

Subnet mask is

Our repeater is (all boxes at this end of the building access the AP via this repeater)

Due to some problems with DHCP, I assigned static IPs to the computers that currently access the system via WiFi (per tech support, under or over to avoid any conflicts). The notebook I'm using at the moment is for example.

So far, this works pretty well.

I want to add two more boxes into a wireless router (to be running in client mode) using the Ethernet inputs on the router.

So, OK - do I just have to set up the router and the boxes using the above addresses and then give both boxes and the router each a random IP within the range, or is there some special relationship between the IPs assigned to the two boxes and that of the router into which they're plugged?

Am I making sense so far here?

Thanks for any clarification and further tips!

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