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Here's a cheap way of connecting a console to your WLAN

Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by ScottyToo, Mar 13, 2004.

  1. ScottyToo

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    A couple of months ago I was looking for a cheap way of getting my PS2 connected to my WAP. It seems stupid but all I could see were Wireless Ethernet Bridges that cost more than some WAPs. Fortunately a new product was released in Feb which seemed to fit the bill.
    I've now been using it for a month and can't fault it. It's called the Asus WL-330. Not only is it an adaptor but it can also work as a WAP (802.11b) if you want. The kit you get is impressive. It includes the WAP which is extemely light, a power adaptor, a USB power supply (saves on a plug when using it with a USB piece of kit), a nice very short ethernet cable and a carry case/pouch for it all.

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    The browser interface is easy to use and it comes with a CD but I haven't bothered to even look on it. I simply connected it to my pc (which I configured to be 192.168.1.2), ensured the WL-330 was in adaptor mode and not WAP mode (a slide switch on the bottom) and then in my browser went to http:\\192.168.1.1

    This brought up the config page. I simply told it the name of my WLAN, typed in my 128bit WEP encrption key and saved it.

    I then took it down to my PS2, plugged in the ethernet cable, plugged the power lead into a USB port on the front of the PS2 and powered the PS2 up. I loaded up MOH Rising Sun and it worked on-line straight away!!

    The picture above makes it look a lot bigger than it is so here's one to give you some scale :

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    The cost inc p&p was £36 inc VAT and p&p. Even though I am only using it as a ethernet/wireless convertor and I'm not using it as a WAP, I still think it's great value and it take up virtually no room behind the PS2 & TV.

    Can you tell I'm pleased with it? :rolleyes: :D

    Ooops nearly forgot. Here's where you can order from :
    http://www.spd.co.uk/product.asp?sku=287&dept_id=26

    p.s. I have no connection with the manufacturer or supplier other than being a really happy customer. :smashin:
     
  2. Rob.Screene

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    Cool post ScottyToo. Thanks for the great info.

    cheers,
    Rob.
     
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    nice one scotty
     
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    will this work with X-Box?

    I run a router/wireless lan in my house already and would like to be able to connect the X-Box into it without having to run any cabling downstairs.

    Thanks.
     
  5. ScottyToo

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    Absolutely. This device simply takes any Ethernet IP based traffic and sends/receives with your WAP.

    If you want to remove a cable then this is a cheap way of doing it.
     
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    It costs £23.50 What moron payed £12.50 postage or has it gone down more?
     
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    No one. But I think some 'moron' forgot to include the VAT ;)
     
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    Just a tip for anybody setting up one of these with an existing wireless network, if you're using WEP security (which you should be :)), the setup wizard doesn't handle ASCII WEP keys properly. Enter the key as a HEX value and you'll be fine.

    I was on the verge of sending mine back until I tried this and found that it works a treat. Oh yeah, and before you start using it in anger you may want to upgrade the firmware as well.
     
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    Am struggling with this!!

    Bought about a month ago and keep coming back to play with but cant get to work.

    Have a Netgear 834g wireless router, can get onto network on my P2 when using ethernet cable, but cant with the ASUS.

    My PC is connected via a belkin wireless card, so i cant plug the Asus directly into pc to configure it, if i plug into Netgear, i can do a search and see it with the asus software [not the webscreen settings though, wont connect to 192.168.1.1] and set up my wireless ssid and wep settings, take up to my P2 and try connect, nothing.

    Can someone point me in he right direction before i throw it out of the window!!

    Cheers

    Chris
     

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