Easy Entertainment Center WiFi
Recently, I entered into a truce with the pay-for-television industry, gave into the demands of my family, and signed an “exclusive” 2-year deal with DirecTV. I was perfectly happy the last couple of years not having a monthly bill and besides online entertainment has been coming into its own for a while (Hulu, ABC/NBC/Fox, Joost, etc.). Well, one thing I was looking forward to was that the DirecTV receiver I ordered has the capability to connect to the Internet to download OnDemand programming, weather, etc. There is only one problem: running Ethernet cabling in my home would not be pretty.
So, I decided to go wireless. I purchased a Linksys WRT54GL router, installed DD-WRT firmware, configured it as an access point, and voila – I now have a 4-port wireless ap to connect my DirecTV receiver, my hacked Xbox, and with two ports left over for future expansion. The whole setup took about 30 minutes.
Sweet, I’ve been thinking about doing something like this at home. Thanks for the article and links.