I was given one of these by the owner of my block of flats, as he has a room full of old Wi-Fi routers (including LinkSys WRT54G), due to continual upgrading of the in-house WI-Fi network… I want to use it as a Ethernet switch. Also in Wi-Fi client mode, as a Wi-Fi bridge (i.e. like a USB Wi-Fi dongle, basically WiFi to Ethernet – for a laptop without wireless capability).
Continue reading Repurposing a TL-WR542G
In Thailand residences, the network access is normally via building-wide Wi-Fi, and you are given a username and password and can only connect one device at a time – unless you pay for another Wi-Fi account (around 500-700 Baht/month). However, what do you do if you, like most people, have more than one device. It is somewhat of a pain to keep on having to log off on one device and then log on with another device, each time you need to swap laptop/tablet/phone/etc.
Obviously the way to do it is to connect to the Wi-Fi with a laptop, share that Wi-Fi point through the laptop’s Ethernet to your LAN. Easily done on a Mac. However, your tablets and phones (and other wireless devices, without access to Ethernet) will still be left out in the cold. So you then need to share the Ethernet on to your own private Wi-Fi network. Here is how to do it on a subsequent spare Windows 7 laptop
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This question on SE Raspberry Pi, Drivers for TP-LINK TL-WN723N v3, piqued my interest, as I have a TL-WN722N. Continue reading TP-Link TL-WN723N / TL-WN725N
I was looking into an inexpensive alternative to a Wi-Fi shield for the Arduino, at first considering XBee Wi-Fi. Continue reading Arduino Yún shield
I was wondering whether the expensive Wi-Fi shields (i.e. New Wifi Shield V2.0 RN171 Wireless LAN Module for Arduino or WiFi Shield WiShield V2.0 for Arduino) which go for around $60, could be replaced by a £2 XBee shield and a WI-Fi XBee.
TL;DR – I bought a Yún shield..! 🙂
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