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hmm...never noticed the drawing hehe....i'm assuming it's not to scale but...it looks like you've already got a decent length of cable between the modem and the router as it is...and the distance from the studio to that hallway is obvioiusly less than 300" (the limit for ethernet cable)....

as you've found through your research....THEORETICALLY (i've never tested this but research and my knowledge of networking supports the concept) you won't be able to simultaneously use the wireless and crossover connection at the same time.....functional wired connections ALWAYS take precedence over a wired connection.....example: i've got a large scale wired network here at work....i've also got a wireless router a few feet from my desk (for visitors)...i can turn on my wireless connection right now and connect to that router....but all my traffic will be going through the wired connection (except for the traffic needed to keep the wireless connection active)...windows is designed to "prefer" wired connections as they're more reliable

i havent researched your bridge so i don't know if it can be used as an ethernet hub/switch...or how many ports it's got on it...but if you had a small (5 ports or so) hub/switch in the room with your sound equipment...then you could connect the switch back to the router...then those machines in that room to the switch...then you'd only be running one cable out into the area with the router instead of 3 or 4....
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the problem with the crossover is that once you connect your USB wireless adapters, you essentially have two NICs. So you will have to configure a network bridge using Windows XP, which I can't help you with because I always find a different solution. You obviously can't simultaneously send data to both places (network and computer), but even getting XP to switch between networks is more of a pain than it is worth.

And if you're using Macintoshes, which any musician would, forget it.
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The Linksys WET54G bridge has one Ethernet port only.
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And unless you have a huge house, you won't see much of a signal deterioration between bedrooms. As I said before, I get around 75% signal strength in my basement studio (that's through four floors and across the house.)
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The Linksys WET54G bridge has one Ethernet port only.

.....ok then... here's a THEORETICAL sollution:
i ASSUME that the machine in BR2 can connect wirelessly to the router correct?

if this is the case...you can get a 5 port switch for the studio....plug your two computers and the NAS into that switch...then plug the switch into the bridge...

all traffic between the two studio computers and teh NAS will go through the switch (which is a wired connection so you've got speed and reliability)...then any traffic to the other machines and the internet would go out through the bridge to the router....

you won't need the wireless adapters that you've got for the studio equipment....but you'll be able to use the bridge
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Normally whenever I will use the wireless adaptors on the studio PCs it will be for connecting to the internet or to backup data to the NAS Drive. At those times the crossover will not be used, meaning I will not be using any recording functions or file sharing functions between the two PCs.

But tell me how does internet connection sharing work for such crossover situations then?
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I think that Sumit is pretty stuck on his solution... using all of his equipment, no more, no less.
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What OS are you using on your computers?
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But tell me how does internet connection sharing work for such crossover situations then?

ICS is a whole different animal....ICS basically turns your machine into a router....one connection is designated as your internet conenction and the other is designated as the "network" connection....and your machine will route the traffic acordingly...which...in theory would work in your situation....but i still think it's more trouble than it's worth


IF you want to go that route...you'd only need one wireless adapter in the studio...
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Both PCs are on Win Xp Pro.
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.....ok then... here's a THEORETICAL sollution:
i ASSUME that the machine in BR2 can connect wirelessly to the router correct?

if this is the case...you can get a 5 port switch for the studio....plug your two computers and the NAS into that switch...then plug the switch into the bridge...

all traffic between the two studio computers and teh NAS will go through the switch (which is a wired connection so you've got speed and reliability)...then any traffic to the other machines and the internet would go out through the bridge to the router....

you won't need the wireless adapters that you've got for the studio equipment....but you'll be able to use the bridge


I like this idea. Let me think a bit...I will respond.
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