>> My cable internet outlet is across the room from my TV, and my Gentoo
>> desktop attaches to my TV. *I'm using a small wireless router to send
>> the signal from the cable modem to my Gentoo system across the room.
>> I don't like using a non-Gentoo decision-making device in my network,
>> but I also don't want to build and maintain another Gentoo system for
>> only firewall/router duties. *Am I overlooking another option? *I want
>> a "dumb" device to move the ethernet connection from one side of the
>> room to the other.
> Usually that's called a "cable". *
> Many wireless bridges have a "virtual cable" mode point-to-point
> bridging mode that will let you pair them together so that they won't
> talk to anything else and are just transparent layer 2 bridges. *I've
> got some DLink bridges that have a mode like that. *You just set them
> up next to each other and powered them both up while holding a button
> down, and they'd find each other and pair-up.
I hadn't heard of a wireless bridge before. That sounds about right.
DD-WRT running as a wireless bridge wouldn't be so bad right?