[clug] OT: Wireless linux xbox

dave davico at tpg.com.au
Tue Feb 8 11:41:11 GMT 2005

I havent tried this but...
I think you are correct about using modded firmware for this purpose, I
believe you will have 2 options:

1. Configure it as a wireless client (ie. just like a bridge); or
2. Create a WDS out of the two

WDS stands for wireless distribution system I think. Using that option,
any other wireless devices (laptop) would benefit from the extended
range and will be able to roam between the two :)

In either case, I believe that the wired (RJ45) connections will be
transparently bridged. (from memory, on the std firmware the wireless
and wired interfaces are in fact a linux ethernet bridge device (br0))

Here is one such firmware which should do the trick:
(and you dont have to join any forums for that one...)


On Tue, 2005-02-08 at 22:15 +1100, Fergus McKenzie-Kay wrote:
> Hey Guys,
> slightly off-topic:
> I have recently got my xbox modded in order to install linux and xbmc.
> My house has a wireless lan thanks to a wrt54g (at this stage unmodded)
> The xbox has an ethernet port and currently I am running a big long ugly
> blue cable through the house to the lounge room so that I can connect to
> the xbox and do my stuff.
> My current project is to get the xbox up and running on wireless (blue
> cables apparently aren't counted as interior decorating)
> I have found a few ethernet wifi bridges eg Linksys wga54g or wet54g
> these are around $140-$200 respectively.  I can get myself another
> wrt54g for around $120, or an even cheaper AP.
> I am thinking that I could somehow daisy chain another wrt54g in my
> lounge room and plug the xbox into the back of this.
> Does anyone know if this is possible?
> When I say daisy chain I mean have wrt54g talking to wrt54g in office
> over wireless and share this wireless connection to xbox.
> It seems like a sensible thing to do.. and cheaper than buying a single
> bridge.
> If it is relatively easy, or requires me to stick a new linux firmware
> on the wrt54g I am keen.. if it is going to be too difficult or take me
> longer than a few days.. then it is probably easier to spend the extra
> $20-$50.
> What do you think?
> Fergus

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