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Offline AndyFC

Cheap way to make a wired Ethernet connection wireless
« on: September 14, 2019, 09:22:31 AM »
I have a TP Link WR702N nano router, which I bought a few years ago to use as a repeater. I no longer need it for that so decided to try it for the first time in Client mode this week - and it works with my A1200!

Briefly, this means it acts as a wireless receiver, and simply comments to any wired ethernet port via RJ-45 cable. I've not had to make any further changes to the Amiga beyond the wired network setup I already have.

Routers with client modes can be found quite easily and cheaply, are more readily available than wireless PCMCIA cards for those of us with A600s or A1200s and definitely an easy solution for big box Amigas.

To be absolutely clear, this only works if you have a working wired ethernet set up.
A1200 in DIY Tower. 3.0 ROMS (but 3.1 in RAM), 3.5" HD, CD Rom and IDE to SD adapter running off the internal IDE port (using the A4000 4-port IDE adapter from Amigakit), Blizzard 1230-IV, with 32MB 60ns RAM and 50MHz 68882 FPU. 3COM PCMCIA Network card running with Miami DX. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PrGdL6XjmE

Offline kolla

Re: Cheap way to make a wired Ethernet connection wireless
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2019, 12:31:06 PM »
Yes, this is the way to go.

(I do the same, using 10 dollar raspberry pi zero W built into all the Amiga cases.)
A3000/060CSPPC+CVPPC/128MB + 256MB BigRAM/Deneb USB
A600/V600v2/Subway USB
MiSTer, MiST, FleaFPGAs and original Minimig
Peg1, SAM460 and Mac minis with MorphOS