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I need that because I am running a free version of iESX server and there is very little that I can configure in the OS itself. The server is sitting rather far from my router and I want to get rid of that cable.

Now, I have seen a device which is allows to cut a cable with a transmitter and a receiver. Ideally I just want a receiver because my router is already transmitting stuff.

If you have successfully used a wifi to ethernet adapter / bridge, then please recommend it here. Thank you.

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re: "ideally i just want a receiver" -- you need both transmitter and receiver or TCP/IP doesn't work. (router's transmitter doesn't count -- the server needs one to talk to the router.) the good news is you probably can't find a device that just does one without the other. is there some reason you can't just outfit your server with a PCI/PCIe/USB wifi adapter? –  quack quixote Jan 30 '10 at 22:36
    
I have found the iESX server (from VMWare) very inflexible. For instance, I am running it off a USB stick, because it would not install on a local hard-drive correctly for some reason (I wasted days on it). So, I do not want to reinstall that what currently works. Thanks. –  Fantomas Jan 30 '10 at 23:00

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If you have an old Linksys WRT54G laying around, you can stick DD-WRT on it and it will work as a wireless bridge for you. This is what I have to do for my AV rack until I find the time to run cables over there.

If you don't have a compatible router, you can try picking one up off eBay or Craigslist for cheap.

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Great! What steps do I need to follow to turn it into a wireless bridge? –  Fantomas Jan 30 '10 at 23:00

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