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Q: Adding wifi access to existing network.


I have a network that has a broadband cisco router and checkpoint firewall that I cannot touch. It was set up by our dept of Education, and has to be left alone. But one of the teachers has asked me to set up wifi access for the network.

I have set up a wireless access point D-link DWL-G700AP , and I can configure this assign IP addresses on the network, BUT I have to manually set the DNS and the gateway on the clients manually. The whole idea is to make this oblivious to the user.

Is there any device that I can get to act as a DHCP relay, to forward the DHCP broadcasts to the checkpoint firewall, i.e. so that both wired and wireless clients get their IP address, gateway and DNS servers from the checkpoint firewall.


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A: Adding wifi access to existing network.

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Hi all . Not sure if you remember me, been gone for a while.

So far, I have a cable linksys router for my 2 rigs at home. Works great - constant internet access, no hiccups, it's awesome. However, lately I've been thinking of using some WiFi devices (mainly Apple's Ipod Touch) when I'm just bored around the house or something.

But, there's a slight problem - how do I get WiFi? I guess if I had a wireless router, it'd all "just work". However, I like my current setup, and don't want extensive switching to a whole different router (what am I going to do with these cables I spent so much time on routing around doors and walls?). Is there some kind of WiFi "antenna" I can connect to my router (2 more open slots right now), which I can use for wireless devices? Or... maybe connect a wireless router to my cabled router O_o? Also, after I get a wireless thing, do I expect it to "just work"? Or is there some complicated setup involving WiFi?

I searched Newegg, but didn't find anything of the sort (other than wireless routers, obviously). Any cheap solution ? I don't want to splurge another 50+ bucks after getting $300+ handheld WiFi-enabled device -_-.

A:Adding WiFi to an existing cabled network (router) system?

Rick said:

A wireless access point should be the solution. They look a lot like routers usually - but without the routing stuff. .

This device would basically just add wireless capability to your existing setup without interfering with your current configuration.

An issue to consider though is that APs tend to be just as expensive as their router counterparts, despite routers having more versatility. For this reason, you may want to consider getting a router, but turning off its DHCP-server function and not plugging any devices into is WAN port (basically turns it into an AP). It would add a little extra confusion, but the extra utility might be nice...Click to expand...

Aha, interesting... Any specific pointers for a wireless access point? I actually read about them in a how stuff works WiFi article, but I couldn't find anything specific on Newegg. If I were to get a wireless router (again, any specific pointers? ), do I have to replace my main router? Or can I connect the wireless router to one of my main router slots :evil:?

Either way, thanks for the quick reply

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Win XP sP2 with home network (Linksys)
HD crash I replaced it and reloaded all Programs
Existing home nework wireless has my Laptops connected & working like usual
trying to add old PC which is directly contected via RJ45 to the router
not sure how to add it back on to existing network
PC does have internet connexion
Norton 2007 firewall in place

Any ideas, suggested website or directions would be appreciated

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Hi, I have a wireless network which currently works fine, but is limited in range. I want to extend this upstairs where I also have a desktop with no wireless card.

The current network uses a Linksys wireless G - WRV54G router. I can use a laptop or desktop1 to connect to this with no problem, wired or wireless, apart from the limited range.

My second router is a Buffalo turbo G WHR-G54S.
This is positioned in range of the other router, and is connected via wire to desktop2.

I have read various threads and searched the internet but haven't cracked the problem yet.
The IP address of router1 is with the DCHP range
Gateway to the modem:

So, on router2, There is a switch on the router auto/bridge, it is now in bridge mode
I have set the IP address to
Channel is set to 11, same as router 1.

I am unsure what to do further than this.

If it helps, both desktops are running vista, and both laptops XP pro.

Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.

A:Adding Router to an existing network

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I have a wireless network at present comprising two PC's. I want to add a third which up until now has not been connected to the internet at all.To set up the existing wireless network I used the windows wireless network wizard with a flash drive set up from machine to machine then configured the firewall on each PC.
My question is should I do this first, or set up the new addition on the internet first with just the router, just to enable internet access?Does it matter? From my experience of computing matters generally, once you do something in the wrong order it takes a long time to unravel the mess...
...I can't remember which way around I did it on the last machine!
Also the third machine will be running on Wireless b with the other on wireless g. Now I know the router will make the whole system run at the slower speed but will this only be when the third machine is 'online'? I presume there's no way it will make the whole network run slower when its switched off?( I have a spare wireless b dongle which i want to use for the time being until I can afford to replace it....)
thanks for any suggestions

A:Adding to existing network-sequence?

I would first make the new computer work wirelessly through the router to connect to internet. A.t this point you know all 3 computers can connect to internet via router hence they are ready to talk to each other via the router

Then I would create a network of the 3 computers to do file and/or print sharing.

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I am looking to configure a subnetwork that will consist of several serial to ethernet servers connected to wireless router. Once the network is configured, I need to attach it to existing networks, where IP address ranges and subnet masks are not available. Could you suggest what class of network (A, B or C) i need to configure and what is the best way to have a stable universal wireless network that can be attached and will work with most if not any existing network. thanks

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Equipment: CIsco PIX501 Firewall router & Netgear wireless router

Situation: Everything at my company is connected on the LAN via wires. I would like to set it up so that the wireless router is on the same network as everything else so the portable devices can share the same resources on the wired connection. How can I achieve this?

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We've got an existing wired network, and have just bought a wifi router to hopefully add wireless connectivity to what we've already got set up.

I don't want to replace the existing router if I don't have to, in the past I set up a server in-house, and don't want to have to go through the setup of that again and risk screwing it up!

Anyway, I've looked online, and tried a couple of things:

Setting the wifi router's IP to one within the range of the existing network, with a unique number on the end ( This allowed wireless connection to the network, but not to the internet connection

Then (following a guide I found online) set the IP to one outside of the range of the current network (, and simply 'disabled the DHCP'. This now allows wifi connection to the internet, but not the network!

Is there any way of setting up wireless connection to the existing setup, both the network and the internet??

Go easy on me, I'm not familiar with too many of the technical terms!
What, for example, is a network bridge??

A:Adding a wireless router to our existing network

Sorry- figured it out!!!

If setting the IP address to within the range enabled internet, and setting it outside the range but disabling DHCP allowed network access, I combined the two and set the IP address back to one within our current network range, but with DHCP still disabled. Bingo! Wireless connection to both the network and the net!

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I have a high speed cable ISP. My home is wired with cat 5 cable operating from a wired modem. I would like to put a computer in a place that isn't wired, but I would like to keep the wired connections operating. Does anybody know if you can add a wireless router to an existing wired system and how to accomplish this?

A:Adding Wireless to an existing wired network

You can do this 3 ways. 1) Buy a WAP and hook it up to the existing router at any point it can even use your prexisting cat 5 wiring as a piggy back if you want it in another room closrt to your wireless PC/laptop/or periphrial you want wireless. This effectively gives you a wireless beacon on your wired network. 2) The other way you can do it is buy a wireless router and replace your wired router. 3) You can buy a wireless router and disable all router functions such as DHCP and whatnot and hook it up to your existing lan cabling using one of the internal 1-4 ports not the WAN port.

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I am having difficulties added a vista os laptop to my current Win2K / XP network.

The laptop shows up on my 2Wire router home network (both LAN and Wireless) and in Computer Near Me on my Win2K PC. However I cant access the network from the Vista laptop. I cant connect to, or locate the network printers, on the other two PC's. I also cant access any shared folders i have set up on the other two PC's.

I have configured Zone Alarm on the Win2K to trust the wireless and LAN IP addresses.

The laptop and two PC's are in a MSHOME workgroup.

What am i doing wrong.


A:Adding a Vista Laptop to an existing network

Take a look at PC Chuck's Windows XP And Vista On The LAN Together. Also, the information in File and Printer Sharing in Windows Vista may help you.

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I have a current network system including 1 desktop and 1 laptop. The desktop is Windows XP an the laptop is Vista. I am trying to add another laptop which is using windows XP. I am totally computer illiterate and had a company set up my existing network. The response I am getting when trying to add the new laptop is it dosen't have a valid IP address. When I type in Start- Run- CMD and type IPconfig/all, the ipaddress it shows is It does have a physical address but I don't know what any of this means. Any help would be appreciated.

A:Adding a laptop to an existing network system

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I recently installed a new Unifi AP on my network to extend wifi coverage. See how everything is connected below.
After that, frequent issues with loading webpages accross all devices (laptops, pc's, cellphones) have been occuring, so not only the ones after the AP. Some pages load smoothly, others don't at all or take like 1 minute.
After installing the Unifi AP I thought everything was working fine. The AP wifi network and the one broadcast by the telenet modem could even communicate with each other (Chromecast connected to unifi ap could be directed by the wired PC on the router). I finally even decided on changing the SSID and password to the new wifi to the same as the original wifi.

Since the issues started popping up i started to investigate. Basically I undertand that both the Unifi and the router are providing DHCP.

the ipconfig /renew is not working with a telling problem:
This is not always, and when this starts working again, everything runs smoothly.

Other info that might come in handy:

Should I assign different IP ranges to hand out by the different DHCP servers?
Should I switch the telenet router to a modem only? But then I lose the original Wifi signal..

Are there any other possible solutions you can think of?


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Firstly, I appreciate that the 3 PC's in this scenario are running Windows XP but this is fairdinkum to only place I trust for the correct information.

Basically, I want to set up a latop in a small business (same as if it was at home I presume) to share an internet connection with an existing Wireless network.

The current set up is a destop PC running XP, ADSL line running to a wireless router (Wincomm) , destop connected by cable to router. Laptop upstairs connected wirelessly to this set up.

I have an XP Laptop, for it I bought a rather cheap USB Netgear Wireless G USB 2.0 Adaptor (WG111v3). I can pickup lots of secured and unsecured routers but not the one as described above (I know what the workgroup name is)

Basically I have forgotten how to set up XP ( gee, I can do it if it was vista! )
My gut feeling is I have the wrong Wireless Adaptor for the third XP Laptop.

I'm not sure if I really want to join the network as such as the XP laptop I want to add has shared folders for when the XP comes home and connect it to the home network.

What are my options?

Thanks for your help

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Right guys,

hello again . First of all thanks to everyone who helped me with my previous problem...thanks 2 u guys i have now a brilliant network with seperate back.

Okay, I'm now thinking of adding some form of additional network storage to allow everyone to share, but the problem is my house is fairly big, so signal can be an issue with wireless, especially if i want to stream HD movies from this device.

Have a look at my current setup below:-

As you can see, my stuff is all over the place, so i now want to add a network storage device, but with my house being large and having thick walls, i'm worried that if i want the network device to stream videos properly then i need it pretty close to the media centre pc downstairs. The rest of the computers/laptops only need to share/copy files to and from this device, so no video streaming is need for them.

I want to know what setup you guys recommend and if you need to adjust/move any item around, then pls do so and we'll see if its a viable option.

I eagerly look forward to your ideas.

A:Adding Network Storage + HD to an existing setup

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I am helping a friend install a wireless tp-link router to his existing network. Currently he has a modem connected to a non-wireless linksys 8-port router. I was just going to run a network cable from his linksys to the tp-link wireless router.
His linksys gives a local IP range of 1-150. Can I just give the wireless tp-link an ip of and make sure the subnet mask is the same? then do my encryption. But is it as easy as just setting the ip and making sure the subnet mask is the same?
Thanks for your help.

A:help adding a wireless tp-link to an existing network.

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I am trying to help a friend add wireless to his business. Currently he has an 8-port non wireless router. 7 of those ports are taken up and one port is free. Iwas going to run a ethernet cable to a tp-link(tp-WR841N ) wireless router that I have. The Linksys gives out an ip range from 1-150. So I have given the tp-link and IP address of .151. and I have turned off DHCP on the tp-link. I was unable to connect anything wireless. From talking to friends and doing a little bit of reading it sounds like the tp-link wont work in this situation. I am thinking about buying an wireless access point to do the job. Does this sound like the right thing for me to do?
Here is an access point that I was looking at:
Do you think this will be ok for what I need?
Any advise or help you could provide would be greatly appriciated.

A:Help adding a wireless device to an existing network

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Hi! This is probably a pretty basic question, but I can't find an answer anywhere here or on the net. How do I add new fields, using VBA, to an existing table in Access? Without destroying thd data? My process: I initially import, using VBA, an Excel spreadsheet into a new table (this table is replaced each month by a new spreadsheet.) To facilitate my analysis of the data contained in that table, I need to add several fields to that existing table. Those fields will be used to store the results of several automated processes using that data. Because the table is created from the spreadsheet provided by another department each month, I need to add the new fields each time I import the spreadsheet. I am trying to do everything in VB because the final user needs to perform all functions by merely pushing buttons on a "Switchboard" My version is MSAccess2003. Thanks for your help!

A:Solved: Adding a new Field to an existing table in Access using VB

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Hi everyone.

I recently set up a wireless network at home between 2 rooms. Works very well,and my friend can hook onto the Internet with ease. My ISP allows 3 additional email users, and so we tried to give him e-mail facilities. Oh what a headache!

I have a million questions, but I'm prepared to cut them down <grin> What we did was go to the message centre of my ISP. We gave him a user name and a password etc, and rebooted. All the servers are correct: to receive we have POP3.<ISP>.co.za and to send mail we have SMTP.<ISP>.co.za

He can now compose & send e-mails but cannot receive them. Why? Is there any need for either him or the PC to know *my* user name and or passwrd? How do we tweak his PC to be able to receive emails? I'm sure there's some sort of liaison between the passwords and the user names.on both his side and mine.

The signal strength is graded as excellent. I'm using a router put out by Billion:- the ADSL2+ VoIP/Wi-Fi Router 7401VGP. Platform is XP home on both PCs. We've tried using Netscape 7.2 and Outlook express, It just won't receive, with a message that reads:- "sending of password did not succeed. Mail server POP3.<ISP>.co.za responded: authentication failed.

My settings on the "main" computer are identical, except, of course, I have my own user name and password.

Can anyone point me in the right idrection? HELP!

Moreproblems (Larry)

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Hello, I am in the process of adding Small Business Server 2011 Standard to an existing Server 2003 R2 Standard domain for the sake of company separation. I tried to add SBS as it's own domain/tree using dcpromo. I'm unable to do this because it's not allowed by SBS.

I have the following:
Existing Domain Hardware-
Dell PE R610 with Server 2003 R2 Standard (DC1)
Dell PE 860 with Server 2003 Standard R2 (DC2)
Cisco SG300-28P Gigabit POE Managed Switch (4)
Cisco ASA 5510

Additional Domain Hardware-
Dell PE R310 Small Business Server 2011 Standard
Cisco SG200-26P Gigabit POE Smart Switch
Cisco ASA 5505 (if needed)

My goal is to have the SBS coexist within our current network, but as a separate domain where users of that company can log into it on its own to access files, folders, internet, etc. There will only be 2 or 3 users on the new domain.

Can this be accomplished with separate switches? Is that the ideal way to go about it? What's the best method regarding DHCP for those 2 or 3 users?

Some guidance or a point in the right direction would be extremely helpful!

Thank you in advance!


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Hello, I recently married and want to move my desktop to my wife's home where we've chosen to live. My tablet just finds the wireless router and allow me to connect. My old, now defunct, laptop did the same. My old desktop was connected via wire to my internet connection at my old plsce. What do I need to add to the computer to have it connect wirelessly like the tablet and laptop. I do not need to share info. Just be able to hit the internet from the desktop wirelessly. Desktop is a PC by Dell bought two years ago. Thanks for any help.

A:Need advice on adding desktop to existing home network.

needs a wifi card. range in prices

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Hi Guys,

I have a home network which is working fine, or was until I tried to add my new Windows 7 laptop to it!
My problem is that the computers on the network can see the new laptop but cannot connect to it and the new laptop cannot see the other computers on the network. I have tried everything I can think of without any result and am at the point of throwing the new laptop through the window!

I have turned all the firewalls off, I have enabled file & printer sharing etc. The IPV4 connectivity shows internet and the IPV6 connectivity says no network access

My network is based around a Netgear DGN2000 ADSL Modem/Router. There are two desktop PCs, both are running XP SP3 (1 home & 1 Professional), two existing laptops running Vista and the new laptop running Window 7. All have the same workgroup name and all the computers except the new laptop can see each other and communicate.
The new laptop connects to the internet through the router and can see the router and the other wireless Laptops but cannot see the two desktop PCs.
The desktops can see the new laptop but cannot communicate, all I get is a box saying "[the computer] is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions. The network path was not found".
I have spent over a week trying to get this to work and it's driving me crazy, can anybody help please?

A:Solved: Problem adding win 7 laptop to existing network

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Any insight or help would be greatly appreciated.

I have been running a wireless connection off my existing LAN successfully for several months now, using a Netgear WG602 Access Point and a Netgear card in my laptop. This past weekend I tried adding a Wavit11 to the mix, but I can't seem to get it to connect. (I eventually want to use the Wavit11 as a station for my Replay) Iím using one of the other computers to try to set up the Wavit11, this is what I have foundÖ

The Wavit11 Identifies the WG602 Access Point (shows it on a status list, but labels it "disconnect") after I match the SSID, enter in the correct channel and encryption, but the WG602 doesn't show the Wavit11 on its station list.

The WG602 is working properly with the wireless laptop card (also Netgear). Iíve tried having encryption on and off and I have tried using the WG602 in both 802.11b and 802.11b/g modes (the Wavit11 is only 802.11b)

The Wavit11 is set in "infrastructure" mode because I want it to act as a station. I tried switching the Wavit11 to "Access Point" and the laptop was able to connect with it, so I know it is working.

It seems as if all my wireless components can recognize each other, except the WG602 Access point can not see the Wavit11 station. Any suggestions on what I might do?


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Have an existing XP network with a Linksys 5 port workgroup hub. Puled the RJ-45 out of a working station and plugged it into the RJ-45 jack on the Vista Notebook.

The Vista notebook sees the hub, and can get internet connection through the XP desktop on the network, but neither computer can see the other.

A message tells me that IPv4 connectivity is enabled, but that IPv6 connectivity is limited.

Both computers are sharing everything, and both users have accounts set up on both computers, with password protected sharing on.

Why can't either computer see the other?

A:Adding Vista Notebook to existing wired Ethernet Network


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I would like to add another PC to my existing wifi home network. I use a Belkin wireless router connected directly to one PC via cable. I have a 2nd PC connected via wireless adapter (trendnet) in the back of the house. The 3rd PC, which I want to add, is about 6 feet away from the 2nd PC. Can I connect the 2nd and 3rd PC's with a cable or do I have to use another wireless adapter? I have an adapter but rather not use it if I don't have to. Would I have a problem with the adapters close to each other? I didn't hook up the original network so I need to know what to do.


A:Add PC to existing wifi network

Your choice. If you connect the PCs by ethernet you need a cross-over cable unless at least one of the ports is auto-sensing (MDI/MDIX). Then bridge the wireless and ethernet connections.

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Basic issue: I can connect to a certain wifi network with no issues, until the computer goes to sleep or restarts, then I randomly have issues connecting.

I am currently deployed. At my location we have wifi with many access points scattered around the base. All are the same name. My issue is that in the last week or so I put my computer to sleep or restart it and suddenly I will be unable to connect to the very same network that was just working fine. I have wifi on my phone and it works fine at these times, also my roommate can connect with no issues. The issue can only be resolved by doing a system restore.

What I have tried:
-restarting, no help
-removing the wireless network and reconnecting, no help
-removing the wireless network and also completely uninstalling the drivers to my wifi card, no help
-powering down just the wifi device with the off switch
-deleting my homegroup and making a new one
-releasing/renewing IP, no effect
-doing an infinite combination of the above steps

My computer will "connect" to the network but will be with "limited access" that is to say no internet access.

The only way to resolve this seems to be to do a system restore to 4/16 or earlier. I have disabled windows updates so nothing gets installed after I restore. I'm not changing anything that I can think of after the restore. The only trigger seems to be my computer going to sleep, waking it up, and then bam, dead internet. Or I restart for something and then... Read more

A:Issues re-connecting to existing open WiFi network

Make sure you have the latest wireless driver. If it is an integrated adapter get the driver from the laptop manufacturer's web site.

TCP/IP stack repair options for use with Vista or 7.

Start - All Programs - Accessories and right click on Command Prompt, select "Run as Administrator" to open a command prompt.

Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults: netsh winsock reset catalog

Reset IPv4 TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ipv4 reset reset.log

Reset IPv6 TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ipv6 reset reset.log

Reboot the machine.

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Sorry if this has already been discussed. Couldn't find on a search.

I have a small secured network in my office with a modem/router networking three computers wirelessly. I would like to add another router that would allow clients in the waiting room of my office to have internet access. Could you assist me in a setup or map? I already have a wireless Linksys router available to use as the second router.

Thank You

A:Adding Wifi Network to an Already Secured Network

Are those in the waiting room to be allowed into OR forbidden access to your Lan systems?

You already have

to Isolate the W.R from your lan, connect


modem---router----your.lan.systems (assumed 192.168.1.x or 0.x)
+---new router (new channel+ssid+no encryption)
set LAN addresses and DHCP for 192.168.10.x

add firewall rule to ALL your existing LAN systems to deny src address range= thru 10.255

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Guys, I am having a hard time configuring my Access point. I have a DSL Router connected to our telephone line and it works fine wirelessly, Yesterday I purchased TP LINK Router to configure as Access Point to extend wireless signal up to the second floor. Now, I am wondering, should I do some re-configuration on my DSL Router before configuring my TP Link Router? Guys, Please share your thoughts and if you have knowledge on how to configure my 2nd Router to my Wifi Networks that will help.
NOTE: I followed the user guide manual that came with my TP LINK router but it is no USE. I just need to know if should I reconfigure my 1st Router in order to communicate with my 2nd Router.


A:How To CONFIGURE TP LINK ROUTER as ACCESS POINT in an existing network

How are you connecting the two routers together?

An access point needs to have a static IP, and it needs to be outside of the DHCP range that your router is using. For example, if your router assigns IP addresses from to, you need to have the access point IP address below 150 or above 200. I like to keep the access points close to the router, so I usually use for the first access point.

What model router did you buy? TP Link makes a few, and knowing the exact model will help us help you.

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I am attempting to add a DSL gateway to an existing peer-to-peer network. The peer-to-peer network is cabled together via a switch. The gateway consists of a dsl modem/router. Is there a simple way to cable the gateway to the switch? The gateway is Westell Vesalink Model 327W15-06.


Signed- This is all greek to me.

A:Adding DSL to Existing Peer-to-Peer Network

Yes, just put a crossover ethernet cable between the switch and the router's LAN port.

You may have to reconfigure the IP settings on the computers so that they would match the router's LAN settings. (Or reconfigure the router's LAN to match your existing one.)

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I have an internet connection that I have extended to my Brother in law's house, next door. At the moment, I basically have two LAN cables coming out of my modem/router, one going to my computer and another, extended cable, going to his computer.
However, he wants to use his spare modem/router, which has wifi capability, to allow his son to use his own computer downstair with only wifi.
Therefore, will there be any conflicts if I simply splice in a Lan cable or add a lan socket for the second modem/router (wifi location.) at the appropriate point along Lan cable 2? See diagram below.
If there is a possibility of conflict what would be an alternate wiring method?


A:Adding extra wifi (modem/router) to my already extended network

Good drawing and this will work just fine. In fact, that's what I use to get access at the far end of the house. Here's the trick;

router#1(lan slot) ---- (lan slot) router#2 with wifi​
Notice that #2 WAN slot is left empty! This places all systems on the same subnet of the router#1 {what you are doing is making router#2 act like a switch which has wifi support (y) }

* Give router# a unique LAN address (If #1 is, then make #2 This will allow each to be manage via a browser connection
* in router#2 disable DHCP. This forces #1 to be the manager of the entire network and it will handout all IP addresses
Personally, I use the MAC addresses of my devices to enable router#1 to use Address Reservation of IP address for all devices attached to #1 (ie I map the devices to the range 1.2-> 1.10)

Then set the DHCP range in #1 to 1.100-1.50
These will be used for all devices attached (wired or wifi) to #2

All systems can then use the firewall to allow or deny access for one or both halves of the network. EG: I permit access for 1-10 and 255 while denying 100-254​ALL system must allow the top-end address 255 as that is the broadcast address that is used to hand out the DHCP data.

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Almighty forum, I come in need of help!

I'm a student in Sixth Form, and it's my job to organise the theatre tech, and we're trying to get our own wireless network for our kit.

We have a wireless router, (Dlink DI-524, a couple of years old, and all the cables), and I have a basic knowledge of networking, such as DHCP servers and so on, but I don't know how to set it up. We have a working LAN port, so access isn't a problem. And we know the server address. As much as we'd like the IT dept. to do it, or to at least tell us how, they're unbelievably lazy and won't do either.

So, could someone offer some help and instruction for me? If any more info is needed, I'll get it.

Thanks in advance!

A:Adding a wireless access point to a network?

do you have there permission (IT dept) to do this
put a PC onto the working LAN port and post an ipconfig /all
ipconfig /all
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post the results in a reply here.
Save the file to a USB flash drive or other removable media. Plug it into the working computer with internet access and copy the file and paste here.

If you do not have another PC - do you have a phone connected to the internet - can you photograph the result and post the image in a reply
Note: you will see entries named Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface: we dont need to see that information - JUST the infomation above those entries

We would like to see the results from an ipconfig /all - post back the results in a reply here.

This should also work for windows 8
Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD then press Enter to open a command prompt box
(A new dialogue box - black with white font, will appear on screen ):

In the command prompt window that opens, type the following command:

Note that there is a space before the /ALL, but there is NOT a space after the / in the following command.

ipconfig /all > network.txt & network.txt

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Hi everyone,

I managed to add an access point wireless router. I have 5 sales people that like to be able to email to costumer. Now, I can not seems to get those laptops to see the servers? they have access to the internet but I am not sure what I am suppose to do to set them up to see the network.

Is it the setting on the wireless router or because I set it up as access point? as you can already notice I am not too familiar with networking....!
Anyhow I have a Netgear WGT624v3 again I configured it as an access point they can surf the internet just fine.. BUT how can I do so they have access to out wire network??

Any help would be appreciated...



A:Wired network adding a wireless access point

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My work pc listed below is getting on a little now and was wondering how easy it would be to add an extra  HDD to run as RAID 1 Mirror of the existing drive in case of drive failure?
Can this be done with Win7 Premium or do I need pro or ultimate? or is there other software?
Work Pc:
Quad Q9550 2.83ghz
4gb XMS2 DDR2 800mhz
Asus P5QL Mobo
Windows 7 Premium
Palit GTS250 1GB ddr3
450watt FSP PSU
640Gb WD Caviar Blue HD

A:Adding a new HDD to mirror existing HDD

You should be able to run a RAID 1 array if your MoBo chipset supports RAID 1 configurations.
I have a Win 7x64 Home Premium (OEM version) Desktop PC with an Asus MoBo.  I was originally running a RAID 1 config but I disabled it for a couple of reasons:
The main reason I discontinued my RAID 1 setup was that although it does protect the PC against HDD failures and provides a real-time backup of HDD content, the mirror drive will also be affected by malicious intrusions.
I opted to go with a periodic Cloning (and Imaging less frequently) backup plan to backup the HDD in conjunction with my own script that backs up my often-edited/updated specific items on my PC.
The other reason I discontinued RAID was that I was having an intermittent Raid Array issue that was disabling the operation of the array and it was taking too much time to rebuild the array
That problem turned out to be an intermittent  problem with one of my RAM sticks. 

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I hope I'm in the right Catagory?

I have an existing PPS Memorial day presentation I created last year! I'm trying to add two new frames to its end. I opened existing presentation, went to the bottom and add two new frames, and included the photos, etc into the two new frames. I set the timing and the whole bit to the new frames. But when I preview the presentation, the two added frames don't show. I even finilaized it with a new name, but they still won't play.
Remebering back, I have added frames before, but must be doing something wrong this time..

Any help or ideas would be greately appreciated.
Thanks Folks

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I work in a small office running a NT4.0 PDC and BDC. We just recently purchased a new server that we will be placing W2K Server on. What we want to do is Switch over to a W2K Domain by using the new server. Will there be a conflict if I install the Server with W2K, make it a Domain Controller and then put it on the network with the NT4.0 PDC and BDC still running? Or do I have to copy all important files to another machine, say a regular workstation, then shut down the NT machine, configure the W2K machine with our domain info and copy all files to the W2K machine.

A:Adding a W2K DC to a existing NT 4.0 domain

You can add the server as a DC to the existing domain. You will then be in mixed mode.

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I recently purchased a Samsung 840 Pro SSD, and I have a question or two in regards to setting it up.
I was planning on doing a data migration or cloning the current HDD, but from what I have been reading here and elsewhere, it is probably more efficient in the long run to do a fresh install of Windows 7 on the SSD.
I'm not an expert and a lot of this is unfamiliar to me, so forgive me if my questions are simple.
If I do clean install of operating system, will I have a problem with the authorization or activation ID afterwards? My disc and activation code are legit, but can I reinstall? And do I leave the old HDD in place while installing, or unconnect it for the installation?
I use mostly office and other similar programs, internet, Photoshop elements, file management for scanning in documents. Should I install all these programs on SSD? Then the same question as above. Can I reinstall onto new drive while they are still on other drive? Or is it possible to move some of these with migration software or Acronis? Then there are things I've downloaded that I don?t have disks for. What do I do about those?
Thanks for any help.

A:Adding SSD to existing sytem.

Quote: Originally Posted by Gudzilla

I recently purchased a Samsung 840 Pro SSD, and I have a question or two in regards to setting it up.
I was planning on doing a data migration or cloning the current HDD, but from what I have been reading here and elsewhere, it is probably more efficient in the long run to do a fresh install of Windows 7 on the SSD.
I'm not an expert and a lot of this is unfamiliar to me, so forgive me if my questions are simple.
If I do clean install of operating system, will I have a problem with the authorization or activation ID afterwards? My disc and activation code are legit, but can I reinstall?

Absolutely. The only exception is if if you're replacing the motherboard with an OEM copy of Windows. In a case like that, you would have to buy a new copy of Windows.

So, it'll activate.

Quote: Originally Posted by Gudzilla

And do I leave the old HDD in place while installing, or unconnect it for the installation?

It should be left disconnected through out the entire installation. If it's still connected during the installation, then for some reason Windows 7 will require that hard drive to be connected in order to boot even though you're not installing Windows 7 to it.

So when the installation is done and you're at the desktop, you can shut down and reconnected it. Or, just do that later when you're ready.

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I an currently at university and we have one LAN socket to our study rooms. What i would like to try and do is add my linksys adsl wireless router to the socket so that i can have a wireless link so i can wander around the flat with my notebook whilst having on machine cabled..

So far it can use the ethernet sockets as a swtich and provide a network connection w/internet to both machines at the same time via cable but i am stumped as to get the wireless working, if it will at all. I know that the routher is intended for ADSL but if anyone knows a way to use it as just an accesspoint ?

Any help would be greatly appriciated !
Thanks !
Dell vostro 1500 - Win XP SP2
MacBook Pro - OS X Leopard
Linksys G ADSL Gateway Model No. WAG54GS ver 1.1

A:Adding a wireless router to existing lan

If you are using it as a switch to get access to your schools network the wireless should work as an access point as well. Make sure the DHCP server is turned off in your router settings and turn the Wireless on and set some encryption up on it. I would ask your schools network administrator if this is allowed. They may not like you putting an open wireless access point into their network.

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Hi,I have the Lenovo Ideapad 510 15ISK (PF0IUMTZ80SR) and wonder if an SSD can be added without taking off the optical drive, nor the HDD. If Yes, where to plug and put the SSD.The documentation isn't clear on that point.I'm asking also if I can add a 8 or 16Go RAM in the free slot.Thank you in advance

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My landlord/upstairs neighbor has both apartments in this building set up on a wired network. Cat5 is run from a switch through the walls and into jacks in the living room and bedroom of both apartments. Each plate has two ethernet jacks. I've had no trouble using the network thus far by simply plugging into the jacks. However, I'm trying to expand the living room setup to have access to more connections because I just got a new laptop for the living room entertainment center. I have a Linksys WRT54G from an old apartment that I plugged into one of the jacks via port 1, and the laptop into the other. Into the router I connected my Xbox 360 and BluRay player into ports 2 & 3, both worked fine. However, the laptop did not have internet access via ethernet, but did through wi-fi. Also, the PC that had been plugged directly into a bedroom jack will frequently lose internet. Also, wireless devices (my Iphone) would now recognize the network by the name the router had at my old place and the bedroom pc would 1identify that as the name of the network also. When I unplug the router, I now again have unfettered internet access to both pc's via the wired connection.

So I've now reset the settings on the WRT54G back to default. I need to know the proper way to set this up so that I have the Linksys plugged into one jack, with the Xbox, BluRay, and DVR connected to it, and the other jack from the wall available to the laptop.

A:Solved: adding to an existing wired LAN....

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I've seen a number of posts about this, so I wondered if any of you would find this paper useful. Have a read and post what you think about it. (I am not the author...)


A:Adding and securing a Public Wireless Access Point within a home network

I think this is not exactly what most people are interested in but for me personally it's a very useful paper since we have to provide wireless access to people attending training courses etc and it's always a pain to arrange it so our internal network doesn't get flooded by infected Windows laptops.

Lots of spelling/word glitches in the paper..

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I wonder if anyone can help.

I have an nt4 installation on a 6gb hdd. I have bought and fitted a 20gb maxtor . NT disk admin only shows me 8gb of this disk. BIOS recognizes it as a 20gb.

I wish to use this disk purely for storing data so would like a full 20gb NTFS partition.

I am having no luck. I have read many posts on this subject but can find none that helps.

I have SP6 installed.

Does anyone have any thought about what is wrong?

Thanks in advance.


A:[Solved] Adding 20Gb hdd to existing nt4 installation

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Is it possible to add bookmarks to an existing PDF in Acrobat Reader? For example, when I'm viewing a large document, I switch between the same pages, and I'd like to have someway to tag the position within a page and later go back to it. I know about "Alt + left/right arrow," but that requires a linear search.

A:Solved: Adding bookmarks to an existing PDF file

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Hi all,

My H.D.D is like this (from left to right), first C: drive then unallocated space (about 40GB) then D: drive and then E: drive. Now I want to add this unallocated space into my E: drive without repartitioning the C or D drives. Is there any solution for this?
My machine is Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit.

A:Adding the unallocated space into my existing drive

Hi khoshtipi

Can you upload an image of your Disk Management please . To upload the image view this link Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

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I am running windows 7 and IE9 on a new computer and I have a problem adding to "my favorites'
I want to add a new website to an existing folder in 'my favorites', so I click 'add to favorites' then I choose the folder from the drop down menu and click 'add'.
When I check the folder in ' my favorites'he website is missing. If I add it to just 'my favorites' [no drop-down] then it appears at the foot of the listings.
Could someone please help ?

A:Adding to an existing folder in 'my favorites' windows 7

Hi Ron and Welcome to Seven Forums. After adding to your folder did you right click on any entry then click Sort by Name? Perhaps it was lost. Also check the name that shows after you click Add To Favorites.

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When setting up a new Win 8 notebook, I happened to click on Network and,
amazingly, there were icons listed for my three Win 7 PCs without me setting anything
up. (My sole XP machine wasn?t listed, however.)

I was able to use these mysterious Win 7 connections to copy setup stuff to the Win

My enthusiasm quickly subsided when I found that my Win 7 machines were
barred from entering the Win 8 machine despite each listing an icon for the Win
8 when Network was pressed in Explorer.

I noted that my wireless connection was listed as the 'network', so I set
about adding the Win 8 to my workgroup (I can?t use a homegroup as an XP is
involved) and then turned off wireless. On my Win 7s and the XP this forces
communication via my wired connections. When the Win 8 was connected via an Ethernet
plug, it could still see the Win 7s but not the XP and stubbornly continued to
list the wireless network as the connection and that the connection was now via
Ethernet. That didn't make sense. Clearly there is a difference between how Win 7 and XP recognise a workgroup and how my Win 8 PC is going about it.

I should add that a humble XP netbook can be added on an ad hoc basis to
my wired network. I want to do the same with the Win 8 notebook.

My wireless ?network? that the Win 8 PC is so enamoured with is only there
so that phones and tablets can get online. It is not supposed to be my preferred
way of networking PCs.

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A:Problem adding Win 8 PC to existing Win7-XP workgroup

If you are using Home Group, you have to use this Sharing files and printers with different versions of Windows - Microsoft Windows Help

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Hi. I'm wondering if I add free space to one of my hard disk drivers would it delete all the data in it formatting it?

I have a free space of 50 gbs unformatted. I want to add this space to my F: drive using disk management through right click menu "extend partition" (right clicking to F: drive) though I'm not sure if all the stuff in F: drive would be deleted if I do that.

I'm using Win 7 Ulti 32bit. Btw, you have great forum. I've been using the forum for many of the tutorials on 7 stuff. Checked tutorials section before registering and posting this. I couldn't find a related question or tutorial in the forum.

Thanks in advance.

A:Adding free space to existing drive?

Hello Eilhart, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Before we are able to give a proper answer, could you post a screenshot of your Disk Management window showing all of your drive's layout?

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I have a home network set up by geeksquad. They have set up a filesharing where the public drive is on my only PC with a Vista Operating sys. They have a WORKGROUP called WORKGROUP. I connect everything else wirelessly. Have 2 Windows 7 Home laptops connected. A shared printer is also connected.

I now have a new laptop with Windows 8 and just want to add it in. I named the Homegroup WORKGROUP and I can see the other computers when I click on network, but I can't access them. When I click on the other computers especially the Vista PC with the public drive, it asks for a network user ID and password. I tried everything I can think of and it keeps telling me password invalid.

So my new laptopwith Windows 8 has yet to be added to the filesharing and printer sharing. Any ideas?

A:Problem adding new Windows 8 to existing Workgroup

Try using your logon ID and Password on the Vista Machine. Things tend to work easier/better if HomeGroup is setup on all computers possible. Be sure file and printer sharing and network discovery are enabled on all computers and that you have shared what you want on the new computer. Be sure password protected sharing is not enabled on any computer. Post back with progress or the lack of it. Your network should be shown a Private (or Home, perhaps) network on all computers. WORKGROUP should be shown as WORKGROUP on all computers.

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