Wireless Ethernet Bridge

Discussion in 'Networking & Security' started by ARom, Sep 3, 2009.

  1. ARom

    ARom Limp Gawd

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    I'm not entirely sure if an Ethernet Bridge is what I think it is.

    For example: Linksys WET54G Wireless-G Ethernet Bridge

    In a house with 3 laptops, a desktop, 2 wireless consoles, all in different rooms and 1 router.

    If I buy a Linksys (or any) Ethernet Bridge, and run an Ethernet cable from my PS3 to the Ethernet Bridge, would I get a:

    - better than wireless connection? (Like LAN perhaps?)

    or,

    - a connection similar to a wireless connection even though an Ethernet cable is running from the bridge

    What I'm asking is, does the Ethernet cable running through the bridge get me a better connection? Almost as if I was running the cable from the router to PS3.
     
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  2. ARom

    ARom Limp Gawd

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    from what I've been reading, it looks like I'm looking for a "high throughput". One testimonial says:
     
  3. keenan

    keenan 2[H]4U

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    No. It's still wireless based on the same technology (if you go with an 802.11g bridge), so you're going to be constrained by signal quality and the protocol itself either way. However you can use it to improve things if you use a newer 802.11n bridge (and AP) than the radio inside your PS3.

    It's still wireless though and you may still have throughput issues if there's any sort of interference or congestion in the band.
     
  4. ARom

    ARom Limp Gawd

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    ok thanks.
     
  5. ARom

    ARom Limp Gawd

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  6. keenan

    keenan 2[H]4U

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    I wouldn't count on it. While they work for extending the range of the signal (mostly...lots of folks have issues getting it working well), they're not really going to improve the network performance much, and can in fact lower it.
     
  7. k1pp3r

    k1pp3r [H]ardness Supreme

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