I want to get a Comcast cable internet connection and use WiFi to use the network in a computer room about 30 feet away. This doesn't seem to pose a big problem in theory, with one frame-and-drywall and one short adobe (~42 inch-high mud brick) interior wall obstructing the line of sight between the cable connection and the PC. Because I have no Windows, just Linux, I would like to support Linksys' release of software in their WRT54GL "broadband router" and Windows-only software is useless to me.
I understand the basics of IP networking but I'm having trouble understanding the various parts of WiFi. I have in mind a simple setup using WiFi as a bridge between two Ethernet-attached devices.
Cable modem---WRT54GL ~~~~~ WRT54GL---PC [where '-' is Ethernet and '~' is WiFi]
Is this possible? If so what's the WiFi term for it and is it reasonably straight-forward to configure? If not, what's a good Ethernet-attached replacement device for the PC?
(There's also a chance that in the future I might attach another computer in the next room about another 20' -- one more frame wall -- further from the cable modem.)