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Old 06-24-2005, 04:02 PM   #1
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how can I get a wired and wireless computer to talk to each other


Hi I have a problem on my network, I have a quest actiontec modem that has a built in wireless router and a hard line router hooked to the ethernet plug. So my problem is this... on the hard line router I have a computer running red hat fc 2.0, and I when I try to connect to it with my computer that has a wireless nic, it says that I am unable to ping it (times out). But I can ping the router like 1ms. are the two routers separated by an internal nat? how can I get the two computers to communicate? I will answer any additional questions. thank you in advance.
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Old 06-25-2005, 12:36 AM   #2
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Do you have the modem plugged into the WAN port on your router? If you do, just plug it into one of the LAN ports on the router, assuming that your router has a built in switch. Then, change the local IP of the router to the same subnet as the modem. There are several other ways to fix this, but that is the quickest. The problem you are probably having is due to the fact that the computers hooked to the router are probably on a different network subnet. For example:
Modem's Local IP = 192.168.1.1
Router Local IP = 192.168.2.1
When you change the ip of the router, in this example you could change it to 192.168.1.2.
Let me know if this helps.
 
Old 06-25-2005, 11:08 PM   #3
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ok, I checked my gateways and my modem/wireless router = 192.168.0.1 and my hard line router = 192.168.1.1, so this is the problem apparently. The modem/wireless router has a html interface that I know how to use, but the hard line router was from my dads company its a linksystem dsl/cable router and I dont think it has a html interface and may even have a password on it. so how can I get into it (I guess I could just change the modems gateway). when I change values on the modem with my computer thru the wireless port the stupid modem always resets its values and turns off the wireless router feature. It does not do this when I change the values when a computer is connected via an ethernet line though. Is it possable to set it so that it does not reset when I change the values using a wireless connected computer?
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Old 06-26-2005, 10:17 AM   #4
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Ok I changed my modem/wireless router's lan ip a bunch of times now and I still have the same problem The subnet mask appears to be the same for both routers I dont know if that helps
 
  


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