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Old 11-08-2004, 11:43 AM   #1
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can i have more than 1 routers?


My current home network is like this
I have a router and 4 computers are connected to it with normal cat5 cables.
One of them is a laptop and i was thinking of getting a wireless router and have it connected it with my first router with a cat5 cable. The router will only give access to the laptop and the other 3 computers must remain wired .

What do you think is it going to work ?

In other words i want the laptop to go wireless
 
Old 11-08-2004, 12:27 PM   #2
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You wouldn't need another router, just a wireless access point.
 
Old 11-08-2004, 12:46 PM   #3
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yes there is no problem doing this, but he's right you only need a wireless access point.
 
Old 11-08-2004, 12:59 PM   #4
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so if i connect the access point on my home router everything will be ok?

http://www.compusa.com/products/prod...648&pfp=BROWSE
 
Old 11-08-2004, 01:31 PM   #5
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If you're only going to have 1 wireless machine (the laptop) then you may even be able to get away without a WAP. You could install a PCI WLAN card into any of the other machines and set up an 'ad hoc' network between the laptop and that machine. You would have to configure the PC to act as a bridge (or router, depending on your needs) and that'd give your laptop wireless access to the LAN (and Internet) too. The downsides to this are: the PC would have to be running the whole time you would want WLAN access; and it would get really messy if you started adding other WLAN devices. However, if you know you won't ever need more devices accessing your LAN through wireless, then it may well work out cheaper (discounting electricity bills).

I would still seriously advocate a WAP. It just makes things much easier.

Effectively a WAP works much like a SWITCH, but instead of having wires in all of its ports, it has 1 wired and 1 wireless. (Well, technically it is more like a bridge then, but people tend not to use bridges any more...)

Go for a WAP.
 
Old 11-08-2004, 01:48 PM   #6
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Yes, that should work just fine.
 
Old 11-08-2004, 02:03 PM   #7
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yeah thats right, it should work but easier to configure is to install a WAP to your lan. But it is much more expensive so the cheap way would be to build up a bridge as described. You just need to know how to configure this and the bridge needs to run all the time you use the Wlan....
 
Old 11-08-2004, 02:14 PM   #8
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If you want to experiment with both ad-hoc and an AP then take a look at this this:
http://overclock.co.uk/customer/prod...roductid=17650

I bought one to use as an AP it's been great so far, just a 5 minute setup it can even draw power from a usb port if you like.

I'm also moving this to the Wireless forum as it seems more appropriate.
 
Old 11-08-2004, 02:23 PM   #9
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so i can get this small Asus access point, connect it with cat5 to my router and i will receive wifi?

doesn't that thing need drivers etc to work?

compatible with linux?

i see it is rated only at 11MBps/s so it will not take advantage of my full internet speed.......

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Old 11-08-2004, 03:01 PM   #10
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Quote:
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so i can get this small Asus access point, connect it with cat5 to my router and i will receive wifi?
Yup.

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doesn't that thing need drivers etc to work?
Just your basic networking drivers (you'll have these installed) and the drivers for the card in your laptop.

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compatible with linux?
I said I was using it The configuration utility can only be run from windows (I've never used it) but you can do all the config via a web interface.

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i see it is rated only at 11MBps/s so it will not take advantage of my full internet speed.......
Then you have a really fast internet link. It's actually 54 - see data rate in:
http://uk.asus.com/prog/spec.asp?m=WL-330g&langs=11
 
Old 11-08-2004, 03:05 PM   #11
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ok
i want it
i will buy it from ebay

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...sPageName=WD1V
 
Old 11-19-2004, 01:28 PM   #12
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Yup.


Just your basic networking drivers (you'll have these installed) and the drivers for the card in your laptop.


I said I was using it The configuration utility can only be run from windows (I've never used it) but you can do all the config via a web interface.



The web config does not work. It keeps telling me http://192.168.1.1 can not be found.
Is that thing preconfigured to only wotk with 1.1 ?

The lappy with that access point gets an internal ip of 192.168.0.6

Then you have a really fast internet link. It's actually 54 - see data rate in:
http://uk.asus.com/prog/spec.asp?m=WL-330g&langs=11
 
Old 11-20-2004, 02:00 PM   #13
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The web config does not work. It keeps telling me http://192.168.1.1 can not be found.
Is that thing preconfigured to only wotk with 1.1 ?

The lappy with that access point gets an internal ip of 192.168.0.6
To complete the initial configuration, set your laptop's wired card to 192.168.1.2/255.255.255.0 and connect the 2 with a network cable. Then you should be able to access the web interface.
 
Old 11-20-2004, 09:30 PM   #14
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To complete the initial configuration, set your laptop's wired card to 192.168.1.2/255.255.255.0 and connect the 2 with a network cable. Then you should be able to access the web interface.
how do i do that?

tell me in step by step please

you mean to just plug a cat5 cable to the asus ap and the other end where? to my laptop's ethernet port...?
 
Old 11-20-2004, 10:19 PM   #15
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WELL..I FIGURED IT out and it worked. I access the web config. page but now the laptop can not access the net . ping commands work but nothing else
 
  


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