Convert RJ45 connection to wireless.

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I have a pressure test rig that uses an RJ-45 jack to connect to our network. When the test rig was originally set up, it was stationary. We have changed our production method and now the rig is on wheels is used in 4 separate locations, thus I need a network cable at each of these locations, I would rather go wireless. The equipment uses proprietary software and hardware; I have no way of adding a USB wireless device or a wireless NIC. Computers on the network connect by using the rig’s IP address (which is one of the few settings I can change) to download test results and change testing specs. Is there a device that can be connected to the RJ-45 jack on the rig and allow for wireless connection to our network (Like a WAP in reverse)? I can change IP, Network mask, gateway and DNS on the test rig. Thanks -Flame

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Dlink makes a device, DWL-G730AP. This is a multifunction device that can be configured as a router, access point, or wireless adapter. When I travel, I take one of these with me and configure it as necessary.

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They are calling these wireless bridges although most APs will work after some configuration.

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    If you want something a little more durable try the HP ProCurve M111 Client Bridge. It also has a LIFETIME warranty! Check the ProCurve M111 Client Bridge out here.
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    Ended up going with Spadasoe's suggestion and it has worked well! Since the install is permanant, I have the handy case that comes with the D-link and it holds some of the smaller tech testing toys I use. Thanks to all who helped!
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