9 years ago
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Many customers need to install gateways in locations where only WiFi is available.  To do that you need what is commonly called a WiFi bridge or also sometimes called a WiFi gaming adapter.  A typical WiFi bridge that we use is the Netgear WNCE2001 which can be bought at Amazon for about $30.  Once you have the WiFi bridge in hand follow these steps:

1. If the WiFi network you are planning to connect to uses wireless security you will have to configure the security settings in the bridge.  If you are using an unsecured network you can skip this step.  You will need the SSID, encryption type (WEP, WPA etc) and password for the WiFi network.  To configure the WiFi bridges security settings connect it to your computer's Ethernet port and then open the bridge's configuration web page using its IP address (often 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1) or in the case of the Netgear WNCE2001 its http://www.mywifiext.net.  From there you will typically find a "Security" link which takes you to the page where security settings can be configured.  Configure the security settings and save the changes.

2. The rest is easy.  Connect the gateway to the bridge with an Ethernet cable, plug in the power for both the gateway and the bridge, and assuming the bridge is with wireless range of the WiFi network you should soon see the Status LED on the gateway go on solid green indicating its got a connection to our server.

That's all there is to it!
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