[CentOS] Attaching LinkSys WRT54GL to CentOS machine

Mon Apr 25 20:20:58 UTC 2011
John R Pierce <pierce at hogranch.com>

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 mask
    * 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

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.