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wifi to wifi connection

by shubh.stone / July 27, 2007 6:38 AM PDT

hi folks, i am thinking of connecting two different wifi connections in my college. its like there are two hostels with there wifi connection can i connect these two networks by any means. thanks

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Vague post.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 27, 2007 7:13 AM PDT

Sorry but it's quite vague what you want to do.

Some want to connect to both wifi connections at the same time and hope this is possible to speed up downloads. Sadly this would take not only a second chunk of hardware for the wifi client but an OS that could BOND the two channels. This is not a trick for Windows today.


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by shubh.stone / July 28, 2007 2:44 AM PDT
In reply to: Vague post.

bridges are there to connect two or more subnetworks to form a network but everything is wired now if there are two wifi networks can i connect them as a single network by any hardware?

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I'll write no.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 28, 2007 3:02 AM PDT
In reply to: maybe

Since all I have to work with is your words and I don't see a plan of the network I'll pick your words as follows.

"everything is wired now if there are two wifi networks can i connect them as a single network by any hardware?"

Let's disict this. If so we have a LAN (that's the wired part) and on 2 locations we have a WAP. Ipso facto these WAPs on on the same LAN and as such don't need any additional hardware.


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k i try again
by shubh.stone / July 28, 2007 3:29 AM PDT
In reply to: I'll write no.

see i take a case
two big hostels named a and b, they have wifi connection of there own there is no big wifi connection in whole campus now these two hostels are some distance apart ok so for makin them as single network like we do in wired lan by help of bridge can i connect them?

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That's called a bridge.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 28, 2007 6:43 AM PDT
In reply to: k i try again

Do that. Sorry but this is not something I can tell you a step by step since your posts are so light in the details needed. And since this is all volunteer I won't conduct a long interview where you could just craft a complete post.


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