Windows 10: LAN to WIFI (Not via USB) Solved

  1.    10 Mar 2016 #1

    LAN to WIFI (Not via USB) SOLVED

    Hi there.

    Any Network Gurus here that might know whether this is possible.

    I'm trying to get rid of loads of cabling and have very fast wifi already.

    Is it possible without using a Pci-e wifi card to get a device that plugs into a LAN slot and then acts as a Wifi device (even though the computer thinks it's a LAN device).

    I'm trying to get Esxi to run a whole slew of Windows VM's -- I can't use a USB Wifi device on the Esxi host. Only a LAN connection appears to be supported.

    Is there any such animal yet -- would be really useful if there were. Otherwise any other way round the problem --e.g Virtual switch etc. I can run some Lan cable up to a switch - but I don't want to run loads of Lan cable round to my router (which does also support VPN's).

    Update -- Solved - Wireless--> Wireless bridge used an old router using DD-WRT -- works fine !!!!

    What would we do without GOOGLE (or indeed this excellent Forum !!!!)

    Old router now near the server - Esxi picks up the LAN and can acess the wifi network !!!!.

    Works similarly to this

    Reuse an old router to bridge devices to your wireless network - CNET

    Last edited by jimbo45; 10 Mar 2016 at 08:29.
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