Set up computer as a router/switch

By N-Guy
Aug 17, 2010
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  1. Hi everyone,
    Some friends and I will be hosting a LAN party in the future and will require an internet connection.

    Unfortunately the places we can host them at only provide Wi-Fi.

    We want to run everyone through Gigabit Switches.

    Is it possible to set up a computer to receive the Wi-Fi, and re-broadcast the Internet to all computers connected to the Gigabit Switches?

    If so, any information you can provide on setting this up would be much appreciated.

  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,166   +986

    The WiFi connection will be the limiting factor, so the Gig/Switches are overkill and will not contribute thruput bandwidth.
  3. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,475   +126

    All you need to do is spend $50 bucks on good no-blocking gig router

    If only you want to do wireless this is the way to go. If you want faster WNPU then 680MHz 64MB of RAM 32K-i / 32K-D like Trendnet TEW-673GRU this is a gaming router.
  4. N-Guy

    N-Guy TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 105

    The Gigabit Switches is just for the sake of transferring data between each other.

    We're of course not expecting it to dramatically increase the speed of the internet for us LOL

    @ tipstir

    So, would that receive a Wi-Fi signal provided from a Linksys Router?


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