- Using the Wireless-G Bridge as an External Wireless Adapter
To use the Wireless-G Ethernet Bridge as a wireless adapter, you have to first know the SSID, wireless security and/or network key. If you do not know your wireless settings and you’re using a Linksys router, click here. Alternatively, you can check on the user guide or the manufacturer of your router for assistance.
To setup the Wireless-G Ethernet Bridge as a wireless adapter, follow the instructions below.
Setting Up the Wireless-G Ethernet Bridge
Connect the Wireless Ethernet Bridge to your router using an Ethernet cable.
NOTE: An Ethernet cable is also referred as an Internet cable.
Access the wireless bridge’s web-based setup page. For instructions, click here.
NOTE: If you are using Mac to access the wireless bridge's web-based setup page, click here.
Look for the SSID field and enter the wireless network name or SSID.
Look for Network Type and select Infrastructure.
If WEP is not enabled on the wireless router, look under Security and select Disable then proceed to Step 10.
If WEP is enabled, select Enable under Security. Click Edit Security Settings then proceed to the steps below.
When the WEP Encryption window appears, select the same Default Transmit Key as your router’s. In this example, 1 is selected.
Select the same WEP Encryption level either 64Bit(10 hex digits) or 128Bit(26 hex digits). In this example we selected 64Bit(10 hex digits).
Enter the wireless network’s WEP key based on the Default Transmit Key selected. Since we selected Key 1, we’ll enter the WEP Key in the Key 1 field.
NOTE: The 10-digit key in the Key 1 field is just an example.
When the web-based setup page reappears, click Site Survey. When the Site Survey window appears, click Refresh and select your wireless network’s SSID by clicking on it.
Connect an Ethernet cable to the Wireless-G Ethernet Bridge’s Ethernet port to the computer.
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