I'm envisioning a very specific type of wireless networking bridge, one that might not yet exist, or might be built out of unobtainum silicon.
I'm in a situation to need a wireless bridge because I have a MacBook Pro with an unfortunate problem. When the laptop heats up, the airport child-card shorts out and will not work again until the computer is rebooted. And really, given the reason (heat), this also means that I should probably leave it alone for a while to let it cool down, otherwise I get less than 30 minutes of wireless use post-reboot.
And no, it's not under warranty and the price of the repair would be better put towards a new computer, which I can't afford at the moment.
I've been looking at the Linksys WET610N, but it's just too big. I know it requires external power, and it's not something I want to cart around. We have wireless adapters that fit as small USB dongle, so why does a converter have to add so much size?
The initial question is;
Are there any low(er) profile wireless bridge devices that use USB for power so I don't have to be tethered to a wall socket.
Are there any low(er) profile wireless bridge devices that connect to the computer in a similar manner that Wireless USB dongles do? Meaning, they have the connector port, and stick out another 3 or so inches (in this case, out of both the USB port and the Ethernet port), with presumably some kind of flexible cable connecting the two halves.