Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Is there a device that connects to an existing wireless network, and lets me share internet among several wired ethernet devices plugged into it?

I have a desktop and a networked storage device upstairs, and a desktop/printer/IP phone downstairs. The desktop upstairs is plugged into a wireless router, which is connected to the Internet modem.

I am looking for a device into which I'd be able to plug in my equipment downstairs, and establish a connection to the network upstairs without pulling a dedicated wire for the link?

share|improve this question
up vote 4 down vote accepted

Sounds like you're looking for a Wireless Bridge.

A wireless bridge is a hardware component used to connect two or more network segments (LANs or parts of a LAN) which are physically and logically (by protocol) separated.

More info:

share|improve this answer
Excellent, thank you very much! – dasblinkenlight Sep 22 '12 at 20:04

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .