I may have my subject line all wrong. I'm wondering does anyone knows of a wireless device that can act like a client on one wireless network (internet access) and in turn act as a WAP for a different network?
Am I being clear here this would be sort of like a wireless bridge but also act as a wireless router for it's own netowrk? Example there is a freenet/open wireless network on the other side of a wall. We can make a small hole in the wall but we already know that the existing network on the otherside of that wall will not reach into the building with enough signal. We also know if we put any sort of device like a USB wireless NIC on the otherside of that wall the USB nic has no trouble getting a good clear signal. What would be ideal is put the wireless nic in through the hole and then via wires connect it to the WAN port of a wireless router and then have clients join the 'new' network for Internet access. Note permission exists, this is not some signal stealing scheme. I hope this is clearer then mud and someone can point me toward possible vendors. Don't need industrail strength, cheap consumer grade will fill this bill fine for this. What I'm looking for is a way to connect several computers in a room that seems to be a faraday cage to the wireless network outside. The room was built of steal and masonry in the 1920's and wireless just won't leak through those walls.
(note if this doesn't exist in one package, is there a combination of devices that could make this work without having to have a computer in the middle other then to confure things)
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