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Wireless networ connecting to wired LAN

Postby guest » Mon Nov 27, 2006 1:35 pm

I presently have my laptop and my desktop hardwired for my network and I
access the Internet via a broadband aircard in my laptop. I have a 2nd
desktop that I want to add to my network. However, its location dictates that
this be wireless. I have a usb wireless adapter for this 2nd desktop. Is it
possible to connect this into my present network?
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Postby chicagotech » Mon Nov 27, 2006 11:29 pm

Sure. You can buy a wireless router with LAN ports so that the first desktop and laptop connect to the wireless router using LAN ports and second desktop connect to the wireless router.
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Postby guest » Sat Dec 02, 2006 11:46 am

Is it possible to connect the wireless router to my existing network and
basically set it up as a wireless access point - I
guess it would have to act like a switch???
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Postby blin » Sat Dec 02, 2006 11:50 am

Good question.

Yes, you can do that. What you need to do is disable the DHCP function on the wireless router. Then connect an Ethernet
cable to a LAN port on the wired router and a LAN port on the wireless router. Do not connect anything to the WAN/Internet port on the wireless router.

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