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    #1 Andy R

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    Posted 01 February 2012 - 08:39 AM

    Hi folks,

    Have a strange query I hope someone can help me with. May not even be possible but a little googling makes me think it is!

    I have just got a wifi picture frame from ebay that has the capability to read pictures of a network share/pc. However I can't get it to see my wifi router I think because it uses WPA2 but if I plug a wifi hub into my network it sees that fine (using just WPA) and reads pictures from my server. Think that is because the frame is a few tears old.

    However I had a thought! Instead of having to run an additional wifi hub just for the frame to use, my shiny new server is ethernet connected but also came with built in wifi that up to now I was not going to use. Can I set up the wifi on the server as an access-point rather than the usual client use that could then see and bridge to the rest of the netowrk via the server?

    Many thanks for any help.

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    #2 texasPI

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    Posted 01 February 2012 - 09:33 AM

    Just a thought, but have you checked to see if there is a firmware update for the photo frame?


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    Posted 01 February 2012 - 03:11 PM

    Is there a way to reset the device (frame). I would not do what you are suggesting.The WIFI capability is for access, not authenticating other devices (I would presume). Find the problem and fix it
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    Posted 01 February 2012 - 05:36 PM

    I tend to agree with jmwills re: I would think the mobo wifi allows it to act as a wifi client, not an access point.

    As far as fixing the problem is concerned, you could check your wireless router to see if it has a Auto WPA/WPA2 setting. If it does, you should be able to get both WPA and WPA2 clients to connect.
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    Posted 02 February 2012 - 11:47 PM

    Since having an access point with WPA will lower the security of your entire network, why have the other devices just use WPA and just use one router. It would simplify your setup.
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    #6 jmwills

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    Posted 03 February 2012 - 06:18 AM

    Or, if you have a second router, you could use it as a second network isolated from the normal network and let the frame use that new network.
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