I agree with Sam that the routers make an easy AP by turning off the DHCP. AP-only devices are no cheaper to make than routers since the routing code in the internal firmware is basically free to them (and, in the case of Linksys, open source).
AP-only devices (like the WRT54G equivalent, WAP54G) are quite a bit more expensive than the equivalent router. One reason is that the AP-only devices often easily configure into a bridge (Ethernet to Ethernet) or "cable-less cable" and this extra feature makes them special and more valuable if you need that. Another reason is that they are not mass marketed at every corner Radio Shack (I just checked, the router is in every Radio Shack in town and there are none of the APs in town.) Due to the tremendous competition, you often see some brand of wireless router for $19.95 in the Sunday paper advertising packets...and Buy.com often has such promotions ($22.95 today for a TRENDnet 802.11g after rebate but free shipping http://www.buy.com/prod/q/loc/101/201683081.html ...ugly, eh?). . . . j o n a t h a n Jonathan Schmidt Perftech -----Original Message----- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Behalf Of Sam Tetherow Sent: Monday, August 21, 2006 2:22 PM To: WISPA General List Subject: Re: [WISPA] Wireless AP w/o router Most SOHO APs (dlink, linksys etc) allow you to turn off DHCP so you can just plug the CPE into ports 1-5 on the switch along with any other devices and you effectively have a 4 port switch and AP. Sam Tetherow Sandhills Wireless Scott Reed wrote: > I am looking for suggestions for customer AP that is not a router. > Need equivalent or lower cost than SOHO router. AP and a 4 port > switch would be great. > > I am looking to use routing on the CPE, thus the customer does not > need to purchase a router. But, if they want wireless inside, need an > inexpensive way to get it to them. > > > Scott Reed > Owner > NewWays > Wireless Networking > Network Design, Installation and Administration > www.nwwnet.net <http://www.nwwnet.net/> -- WISPA Wireless List: email@example.com Subscribe/Unsubscribe: http://lists.wispa.org/mailman/listinfo/wireless Archives: http://lists.wispa.org/pipermail/wireless/ -- WISPA Wireless List: firstname.lastname@example.org Subscribe/Unsubscribe: http://lists.wispa.org/mailman/listinfo/wireless Archives: http://lists.wispa.org/pipermail/wireless/