On 04/25/11 12:28 PM, Florin Andrei wrote: > The WiFi access point is connected to the server via a loopback Ethernet > cable actually. There's no need to use a switch when there are only 2 > devices connected. Also, in this setup, there's no point to use a WiFi > router - a simple WiFi access point is much better. the catch is, routers are both cheaper and easier to find. you can use a typical router as a access point if you... * disable DHCP server on the router * set the WAN (internet) address to something static and 'safe' like 10.255.255.254 mask 255.255.255.0 * set the LAN (local) IP address to a unused static IP on your subnet so you can access it for management * use only the LAN ports on the router (it can be used as a 4-port switch) if the router is compatible with Tomato or DD-Wrt firmware, there's a setting that does the equivalent of this, AND lets you use the WAN port as another switch port.