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I have a home theater system that has built in Netflix, pandora, etc. and I want to connect it to the home network. But all it has is an ethernet port, so I need a wireless ethernet bridge. But those are expensive, so I was wondering if I could just buy an access point like this one - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc..._-33320025-L0D
And just use it as a bridge somehow, whether it's in the settings, or dd-wrt.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833704048

I bought this a few months back. Love it. Supports 'N', has SNMP services even supports PoE. I have it connected to a 5 port switch that connects to my LG Media Player and my Xbox 360. Plays both perfect.
    
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Ok, cool. Thanks!
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You could also buy a router that supports DD-WRT and flash it and set it to wireless bridge. I did this for my roommate on the 3rd floor who had a xbox360, ps3, and his PC. It works like a charm.
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Ok, cool. Thanks!
Oh and I just checked the unit...been on for 88 days straight. No lock ups, slow downs or anything. Best damn wireless device I've had in years.

    
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Yea, well what you could also do, is if your "home network router" supports WPS, you could do this by buying a second WPS capable router.

Modem <Ethernet> Home Network Router <WPS> Media Center Router <Ethernet> Media Center.

This way, if any devices were to use wireless in proximity to the "Media Center Router", the signal will be boosted.
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