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Connecting WIRED blu-ray player to WIRELESS router?

ghounds07 1,256 173 September 25, 2010 at 07:35 AM
Okay so the blu-ray player that I got in a slickdeal only has a wired connection. However it will be in my room which is located too far from my router. Therefore, what should I buy so that I can get it connected to my wireless network?

Basically:

Router -> ???? -> Blu-Ray Ethernet Port

I've heard that I need a "wireless access point", but it seems that most of those products are just wireless routers? The ones I have found create hotspots, and can't be used for wired ethernet connections.

Any help would be great...right now we have a linksys router.

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I guess the linksys WET610N would do what I am looking for, but is there anything cheaper? I'm guessing I could find something in the $20-$30 range shipped...or at least my slickdeals sense seems to think that.
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If you have a wireless router, then a second wireless router that supports DD-WRT can help, see here: http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index....ess_Bridge. Wire your BluRay player (and/or other wired devices) to the secondary router. Then the secondary router uplinks to the main router via wireless. (The main router doesn't need to run DD-WRT)

I have a Netgear WNR834Bv2 (less than $20 refurbed) that I use like this as a "WiFi adapter" for my Xbox 360.

The "gaming and video adapter" that you link to should work, but a DD-WRT router is more flexible, capable, and can be cheaper.
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Last edited by redskull September 25, 2010 at 07:50 AM
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Okay perfect I'll look into that redskull. Seems like that would be the cheapest alternative so far, seeing as I could get another linksys router off of craigslist for $20 or so.

If anyone else has some alternatives let me know!

TIA
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as redskull said keep an eye out for a router that supports dd-wrt the nice part is you can plug in other stuff like an xbox or a computer.
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Quote from ghounds07 View Post :
Okay perfect I'll look into that redskull. Seems like that would be the cheapest alternative so far, seeing as I could get another linksys router off of craigslist for $20 or so.

If anyone else has some alternatives let me know!

TIA
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Now *that's* cheap! Big Grin
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