I just moved into an apartment complex which offers free wireless internet for all tenants. They use Meraki wireless devices and to my surprise the internet access has been very stable in the short time (1 week) I have been in this apartment.
That's all great for one computer connecting to the internet, but I have two laser printers, three VoIP phones and other networking equipment which needs to be on a LAN. The printers don't even need internet access.
I want to add a router to separate my local network from their huge wireless 'cloud'.
this would allow me to connect to my printers and only hit their wireless network when I wnat to access the internet. I have already been told they could 'whitelist' a MAC address, so they could do that for either my Router or my Wireless Bridge - not sure how that would work. Please advise. Basically I want to know if it works like this:
Wireless/Meraki )) )) Linksys WET54G Wireless Bridge -----| WRT54GS Router > Device 1 > Device 2 > Computer 1 > Computer 2
If that little diagram doesn't make sense, I am basically trying to do the following:
- Connect Linksys WET54G (Wireless Ethernet Bridge) to existing Meraki Wireless Network
- Connect the cat5 cable from the wireless bridge into the router
- Connect all of my devices into that router so I can have a lan. If I want to print, I don't have to send a 50MB document over some wireless mesh.