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Q: wireless networking 2 houses

I need to pick some brains with this one

I'm making a sale to a family friend with a new HP 610 notebook with windows 7
so they have there current setup of 3 xp machines and one running windows vista home premium.
now the one house is where the adsl router and the vista machine are
what i'm thinking of doing for them is adding a wireless access point/ booster into the other house with the three xp machines. this house is also where the windows 7 laptop will mainly be.

Am i on the right track adding the wirless booster/access point to the house and is there anything else i need to take into consideration

distance between where i will place the point/booster and the router is 20 metres
all 3 xp machines have wireless G capability
the router is a netgear with wireless N
the laptop has wireless N
the vista machine is already on the network wirelessy

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A: wireless networking 2 houses

any help would be hot!!!!

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Finally broadband is out in the boonies but to the question. My neighbor and I want to know if there is a way that we can network our houses together so we can share the conection. Umm if it matters our houses are about 100ft apart, and we are both running windows xp pro.

A:Networking two houses

100ft apart? The Cat5 wire that you will run can be no longer than 100m which means from the hub/router if it is in your house can be no further than 100 m from his computer and vice versa. Keep in mind that there will be a cable running from ur house to his and i'm not sure how well a cat5 cable would run in the rain...

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We have a ranch in the rurals. There are 2 houses situated within a few hundred yards of each other and another one up on a hill a little distance. That one is probably on it's own, but I was hoping there might be a reasonable possiblity of a network between the two houses that are close together.

I'm not sure we qualify for dsl - here you have to be within 3 miles of their equipment. That leaves us with a direcway satellite system probably.

Suggestions for setting up some kind of network to share the satellite internet between at least the two houses? One guy was suggesting we dig a trench and lay pipe between all three buildings and run network cables for a wired system. Is that feasible? Yes, we have our own tractor and trenching equipment. What kind of pipe would shield and protect such a cable?

Thanks for any suggestions.

A:Suggestions for Networking Nearby Houses?

If there is no obstructions between the two houses (trees, hills, etc.) then wireless would be the way to go. Just set up two directional antennas and point them at each other.

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Okay, here is the problem or situation. I have 13 buildings I need to get wireless access for, they are guest houses for people on holiday (vacation). They are all close by to each other, some joined on, they are 2 floors each. I don't know the mass area of the place, but imagine 13 small houses close by to each other in a sort of rectangle. Maybe 300 metres from office to furthest away building. Pure guess. The reception is where the main wireless BT Business Hub/router is. Sadly this isn't in the middle, and is one of the corners. Meaning access is cutting off those over the far end, especially those with only G rated equipment. Even N range only gets 1 bar on the opposite side of the same end, and I doubt there is any hope for the buildings at the other end of the rectangle.

So what is best to do to get total reception coverage ? I have tried 85mbps homeplugs, and they work up to a point, but cut off half way round. Making me think either the other half is on a separate power supply or too far away. I have thought about installing a wireless homeplug in every building, but that would cost close to 1000 for N rated wireless homeplugs. Also this doesn't help those on a different power supply. I just have to think of a way to wireless the whole place for G rated laptops (as most people still only have G rated modems in their laptops).

What should I do ? Any ideas ? I could dig a trench and put cables down underground, but then each house would need to be w... Read more

A:Advice on connecting up a block of houses with wireless

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I live in a little gated mews of six houses in London. Fortunately, my neighbours are all awesome and we get on really well.

Currently, we all have separate broadband, phone and TV packages arranged with various ISPs, but I think this is inefficient. My challenge is to find out if it would be possible for the six households to behave like a business and get a single shared broadband line that we could all connect to wirelessly. This should allow us to get a much higher bandwidth for a lower price. I am not worried about phone line or TV at this stage, as we can't really share them.

All six houses are in an L shape around a courtyard. The greatest distance between houses is about 20 metres.

If we were to collectively get something like Virgin Media's 100mb Fibre Broadband, (http://store.virginmedia.com/broadband/compare-broadband/100mb.html) would it be possible to set up a powerful wifi router in one of the houses, or outside in a dedicated shelter, that all houses would be able to connect to without suffering range or signal strength problems?

If so, what router would you use? Would you set up wireless bridges in every house? And how would it be best secured?

Any other tips much appreciated!

A:Challenge: Set up shared wireless broadband for 6 houses

Contact one or more ISPs and see if they offer a service (probably business class) for that type of setup. If they offer that service they probably also have support for getting started.

If you do get a service like that and need more help from us please include a link to the ISP's terms of service.

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As the title states, I am want to set up a single ADSL connection, using 1 router across 6 apartments. The apartments are 2 floors and from the top they look like this

The Router is on Apartment 1.

Between apartment 1 and 2, 3 and 4, and 5 and 6 is a normal cement wall.

Between 3 and 4 is Cement and stone, so are the outside walls of each house.

I was thinking of doing it simple and using 3-4 range extenders such as the Linksys RE1000. From what i searched on the internet, and what the documentation states, the signal will get bottle-necked for the last house due to the RE1000 giving half of the bandwidth.

Quote from Linksys FAQ:
7. Can I add more than one RE1000 to my existing wireless network?

Yes. But since the RE1000 only gets half of the wireless signal from your main router or access point, adding multiple range extenders can provide you with even lower signal, thus, giving lesser bandwidth to your wireless computers or devices that you are going to connect to these additional extenders.Click to expand...

So, what would be an optimal solution to this? Should I go ahead and install the RE1000's? Is there something better that i can do?

A:Setting up a single Wireless network across a number of houses.

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Network : 2 houses
1 Normally functioning router connected to modem in house 1
1 router w/ DCHP disabled in house 2
1 line of sight transmitter that bridges from one house to another, think of it like a switch

Network works great, able to access a shared network drive painlessly from all computers.

Able to directly access the web based UI of printer located at house 2 from any computer on the network.

However, unable to add printer located in house 2 from computers in house 1, either by network location, or by shared printer via USB
you CAN see the printers when you go to network "Add printers" but everything always crashes on final add part of printer installation.

Any Ideas?

A:2 houses 1 network

So, these are both network printers with IP addresses? Some printers will not work across a network, if they're older units.

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Ok so I moved into a house beside my parents'. The network I set up at my dad's is a Linksys Wireless Router and the pcs are connected via other linksys wireless usb adapters.

In my house I am able to grab onto his wireless signal with just a usb adapter plugged into my pc. And my question is Should I just buy usb adapters for my pcs or is there a way to use another router over here to manage my connections (so i can hard wire this computer room for free instead of buying multiple usb adapters.)

I searched and read that routers can be connected in series by linking them together but can they be ran in series by just using their wireless signal and keep the IP addresses different? And set the main router up for DHCP and turn my routers DHCP off?
EDIT: Or can I hardwire my 2nd pc to the one connected to the internet and set it up for windows internet sharing? (Does windows even have internet connection share anymore?)

A:2 Houses/2 Routers? What are my options?

yea, i'm having the same dilemma, im trying to get wireless on my laptop and share it to a router through my laptop's lan port, and then connect 2 360's to that router. You definitely need to enable internet connection sharing on the main comp that u wanna share the connection. I'm just not sure how to assign the ip's of the router and 360's.

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Hi there,
I've got a house with thick stone walls and am trying to get some connectivity in my basement. I've given up on wifi signal reaching down there, so I bought a homeplug ethernet kit to get a connection from my wireless router which is upstairs to my desktop PC in the basement.

I just bought a nas which I'd like to connect in the basement though...

What's the best way to connect more than one ethernet device to the single ethernet output of the homeplug kit? I have a spare wireless access point running ddwrt but I'm worried about ip address clashes/issues with the main router. Should I just buy a switch instead?

would love any advice

thanks indeed


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I'm tearing my hair out !
(And there's not that much of it.)

I have a set of laptops (used in a school classroom). They connect to the LAN via wireless .. or, at least, they used to.

Specifically: Toshiba SP2100 with D-Link AirPlus G+ wireless PCMCIA cards.

After trying many, many things:

- Boot SP2100 from XP CD (SP2)
- Don't fix any of the driver issues
- Plug wireless card in
- Cancel plug&play
- Install correct driver with d/loaded Setup_v204.exe
- WZC managing wireless connection
- Sees wireless network (WEP) but
- Won't connect automatically (after setup wizard)
- Won't connect manually
BUT ..
- Boot into "safe mode with networking" and wireless works faultlessly

I've got to be missing something really simple.
Please, please can anyone tell me what it is ?

Thanks !

A:Solved: Laptop wireless networking only works in "safe mode with networking"

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I've read several posts here that come close to my issue but don't describe it exactly.

Yesterday on my personal laptop (Dell E1505 running XP SP3), I got a message box saying something about port forwarding and that I wouldn't be able to get to my website, or something like that. Unfortunately, I didn't pay much attention to the message and dismissed it. Now, I can't get to the internet using wireless. Here are some details:
Another laptop connects to my wireless network and the internet just fine
All was working fine on the Dell until I got that message
I've checked the event log and can't find anything relevant around the time of the message
Connecting to the network/internet with ethernet cable works fine.
I'm definitely connected to my wireless network because I was able to open shared files on another PC
Other, likely non-related issues:

I'm having a little problem with the hard drive and will need to run chkdsk
Sometimes I get an error regarding the display adapter driver.

A:Solved: Wireless networking works but not internet; wired & wireless from other lapto

Please attach a screen shot of the Networks page (don't collapse the Radar, Connection or Signal History) of the Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector. If you need help with that see TSG Posting a Screenshot. FWIW to take screen shots with Windows 7 or Vista I prefer to use the built-in Snipping Tool.

Also show ...

Open a (black) Command Prompt window:
Hold the Windows logo key and press r; in the Run box type cmd and click on OK.

Type the following command:


[Note that there is no space between the slash and ALL.]

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.

If necessary use a text file and removable media to copy the results to a computer with internet access.

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My system is Windows XP. I have both the Seasons and Open for Business expansion packs and a lot of extra downloaded material for my Sims 2 game. Recently, I have not been able to get into the houses or community lots in my game. I will click on a house or lot and it just keeps loading without ever taking me into the lot/house- 20 minutes later and I have still not been loaded into the lot or house. I think maybe the problem could be some of the custom content that I have downloaded, as 3 of them show up with an ! mark next to them (like the icon I have for this message) when I click on "enable custom content", but I don't know for sure if this is the problem. Could it be anything else? How do I delete only those three custom content additions?

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My ex husband lives about 60 feet from his parents home. They have a modem and router. I know the router is Netgear. Not sure about modem. They use Windows 7 on a tower with a router for the printer I guess. When I visited my ex, I brought my windows 7 Toshiba laptop and it worked perfectly in the 2nd house after his father gave me the SSID code. It worked in the rooms in the other house closer to the parents house. So my ex asked me buy him a computer like mine. I got a Toshiba satellite (new model, non touch screen) but it has windows 8. He tried to give it to his dad for fathers day. The man is over 75 and doesn't believe a laptop is a computer, wanted no part of it. But my ex does want it. If his dad will turn on the router like he did for me, a Netgear, will the new Win 8 Toshiba even be compatible.

Ex is 57 and living in their 2nd house due to the economy and he doesn't want to press his dad to even keep the router on. His dad believes that the router has to be unplugged everytime there is a storm since he has had one computer fried by lightning( which I believe could have been avoided by disconnecting his computer not the modem and/or router}.

He is even afraid to approach Dad to test the new Win 8 computer, but he will since I told him he cannot put a 2nd modem in the 2nd house on the same phone line. Any advice would be wonderful. They live in rural Nevada. There are no computer stores to go to within 100 miles, and I don't want to buy him a router ... Read more

A:2 houses one phone line DSL windows 8

Not sure what all you are asking, so may not be giving complete answers.

A modem would work for your ex if and only if he subscribes to an ISP for internet access.

Windows 8 in general will be compatible with the router, but no guarantees. Windows 8 seems to struggle with WEP encryption even more than Vista and Windows 7 so that could be an issue. And some wireless adapters and some routers still struggle to communicate when WPA2 encryption is used. So, the Windows 8 PC should communicate with the router just as well as your laptop does, but no guarantees can be given.

If there is a problem with lightning, as there often is in rural areas, I advise unplugging the modem, router and computers (or have them on a good surge protector) and disconnect the modem from the phone line or cable service when lightning threatens.

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Hey all -- I'll try to be concise.

In the House, there is Spectrum internet which should be about 200 Mbps wired. There is a router and an access point. In the house there are several devices, both wired and wireless. Both types of connection approach 200 Mbps (for wireless, this is assuming you are within a reasonable radius of the AP). So far, so good.

But -- I live in the Apartment about 80-100 ft away, up a bit in elevation as well as on the second floor. There is something like a 10ft differential between our flat and the room in the House.

To get internet in our Apartment, I have an EnGenius ENH202 (which advertises speeds up to 300 Mbps) configured as an AP w/static IP blasting towards our window from the House. It is behind a window, so the signal must pass through two windows currently.

Internet access via EnGenius is both unstable and slow. I understand speeds will fall off, but I cannot get above 20 Mbps on any device and usually range from 7-13. As to stability, the internet drops out often, EnGenius disappears from list of WiFi network access points, etc. Interestingly, sometimes we can connect to the Spectrum 2G network more easily and reliably than EnGenius, though not always and not for long. EDIT: For example, the speed test just had EnGenius at 16 Mbps and Spectrum 2G at 33 (sudden, new high). I could handle the lower-than-advertised speeds (probably user error, I know), but the instability is killer.

- I am not particularly confident that I have... Read more

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think i accidentally turned off wireless card..dell inspiron 1520/ Windows XP...message i get is press FN + F2..but that does nothing...i was traveling yesterday..with the computer working in an airport think i accidentally turned off but have no idea how to enable. Please help..i work from home on this machine and it's pretty critical i get help soon.
thanks so much

A:Solved: Wireless is turned off.. cannot enable wireless networking

Hi Jadewoman

On the left hand side of this laptop there is a wireless switch. This will turn it back on!


See page 27 of the owner's manual including a picture of the switch.

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I love playing on-line Pogo Monopoly. What I need to know is once I have a Monopoly, what do I need to click on to build houses? How do I buy houses? I know you can only build an even number of houses, but how do I get houses onto the board?


A:Buyng Houses in Pogo Monopoly (Regular version)

Pogo Monopoly Help - http://www.pogo.com/games/monopoly#howToPlay

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Hi, i am a complete networking/computer newbie so as a warning to everyone who would potentially answer this question try to keep the response in the simplest terms possible for me, thanks.

I have a desktop, and a laptop, i have a wireless network setup for my laptop through my belkin wireless g 802.11g router.I have yahoo dsl wired directly to my computer that is wired to the belkin router which we will call computer A.

I received a used desktop computer that i am setting up in a different area of the house, which came with a netgear WGR 614 wireless router. This computer (computer B) is too far away to hardwire to the other computer, so i attempted to set up a wireless network between the 2 routers, because otherwise computer B would have no other way to connect to the internet.

I put the installation disk in computer B for the netgear router, and selected the option to connect it using existing router (not using netgear's router as the main router) and it told me to use advanced setup, which resulted in no help whatsoever.

So what i'm asking is there any way that i can connect these two computers through the existing network using the wireless routers in place. (connect the netgear on computer B wirelessly to my belkin on computer A)


A:Wireless networking between 2 wireless routers

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So here it is. I have a desktop and two laptops. I want to be able to share files between them wirelessly. The destop is connected to the internet modem and the wireless router. The two laptops are already able to connect to the internet via the wireless cards which are connected to the router. Now how can I (or can I?) using that share file between the computers wirelessly? All the computers are Windows XP SP2. I have arlready fiddled around with this but when I click on View "Network Computers" it comes up with
"Mshome is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource.
Contact the adminstrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions."
So yeh any helpwill be much appreciated.

A:Help Please Wireless Networking

Are the on on the same workgroup?

Can you ping the other systems?

Oh and check if firewall is running

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I have wireless internet settup in my house. My hard line for my DSL is in my basement and that is where I would like to leave it. My question: Is there any way I can inproove my signal to the main floor of my house without knocking down walls, like maybe setting up a router inbetween the two floors?

A:wireless networking in need of help

You can use a signal booster / range extender (just google the terms)

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Hi guys,

I've recently purchased 3 brand new Pentium-M laptops. I would like to create a wireless home network, but have no idea where to start (even after reading all the documentation that came with the computer).

I would like to use this network to share files between the computers, but most importantly I have to be able to connect the three computers to the internet through a single broadband connection. Operating system is Windows XP Professional 2002.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Klaus Langbein

A:Wireless Networking

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I'm trying to set up the access point at the moment.

I have dsl connected directly (modem -> computer) right now. the access point's instructions suggest using a router, but my understanding is that if I have two NICs I can just make my system act as the router

the access point is installed. all three lights are on (power, act?, and link).

however when I try to install the access point, it says that it isn't connected to my computer. any things to try? is there any reason why I should get an actual router?

A:need wireless networking help

Broadband routers are dirt cheap, I'd run, not walk, to your favorite electronics store! You can use ICS (Internet Connection Sharing) to use your main computer as a poor man's router, but it's a PITA to configure and to live with.

BTW, I'm moving your thread to Networking, where it'll get more exposure from the networking folks.

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Please let me know if anyone else is having this problem. It just keeps ojn wanting to hop on another open wireless network in my neighborhood. it is getting ridiculous. Even if that other network is not preferred, it still keeps hopping on. i have disabled letting windows configure my wirless network setting, but it keep messing with me. What gives with this flaky crap?

A:wireless networking

Is it possible that the connection you are using is unstable and when your connection is unavailable the other one hops in...

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i am trying to network two computers and a printer together but not having any luck. i am running xp on both computers, one is desktop pc wired to a netgear router, the other is a laptop using a wireless adapter. i am using a netgear router wgr614 v5, i can connect to the internet with each computer, but cannot get the two to talk to each other, i am also using norton internet security on both pc's. please help

A:wireless networking

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Hello ... Which is the best/ fastest wireless router out there ? I trying to understand all this speed stuff ... If someone could kindly explain this to me would be greatly appreciated ?

A:Wireless Networking

Hi .. I am not sure whether if there is one that stand above the rest but i would say i like the ones that have a 1-800 number for tech support and good warranties ... I mean most of them nowadays have the same things as the other companies have in there router ...

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Sorry I haven't been on the forum lately, life's been a bit busy

Just a quick question. I have 2 routers. One is a Belkin F5D8230-4 Wireless Pre-N. The other is a Linksys BEFW11S4 Wireless-B. I want the linksys to connect to the Belkin, and to have any computers which connect to it be basically connected to the belkin.

Is this possible?


A:Wireless Networking

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I'm not very good w/ this kind of stuff...so i was just wondering what exactly I would need to do to connect my laptop to my desktop computer....i have a latitude c600 and it's comes with wireless networking. I'm not sure what all I need to do to hook them up with each other. I really need help!

A:wireless networking???

All you should need is a WAP (wireless access point) for the desktop. If you have broadband, one of the easy ways to solve this problem is to use a wireless broadband router, it will provide IP sharing, firewall, NAT translation, and the WAP function. Since broadband routers are typically as cheap or cheaper than the plain WAP, this is usually an easy choice.

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I am currently running 1 cable modem on 1 of my PCs. I own 3. I looked into networking and found the 3Com wireless newworking system. 1 Hub, and you buy additional wireless network cards of the other PCs. Since 2 of the PCs are labtops this would work out well. Here's my question. Will this slow my internet connecton on the main PC? What about on the laptops that are connected wirelessly?

A:Wireless Networking.(help)

It really depends on if all of the PCs are connected and using the net at the same time and what they are doing on the net. Even then you shouldn't really notice much of a difference unless one or more are downloading files. The other thing to think about is your also going to need to either run some sort of proxy server software like say <a href=http://www.ositis.com/english/home/hm_home_home_en.asp> WinProxy</a> or pay the cable company for an additional IP address for each PC.

[Edited by Bryan on 05-13-2001 at 09:45 PM]

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I have wifi internet shared with the neighbor (legally) and I want to network that connection with another computer in my house. How can I do that? I have a wireless router and a wireless card. Please help.

My computer is getting the signal from my neighbor via wireless card Netgear WPN311 and the other computer in my house has the router Linksys BEFW11S4(which is not currently in use).

A:Help with Wireless Networking

If your being honest here then why not just connect directly to your neighbors routers directly. I know the answear already the PC is too far away and you can't get the signal. I'll give you a hint it's called ICS.

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I am buying two computers for my father. A laptop ready for wireless networking and a desktop that has a 56 K modem and LAN but no wireless networking card. Both will have XP.

He currently has an old computer with a dial up to AOL. I've tried and tried to get him to cable, but he doesn't want to try anything "new." (I guess I should be happy that at 84 years old he surfs the net and uses e-mail.)

I want to set these two computers up on a wireless network. At first I'm just going to use the dial up. However, once I get everything set up, I'm going to get DSL. (That way he won't know it is any different. )

I've never networked anyone with a dial up before, so I want to make sure that I do it the easiest way and also in a way that it will be real easy to add the dsl modem.

The phone line will go into the desktop. Is it possible just to add a wireless network card to the desktop to network to the laptop? Or do I need to purchase a wireless router?

When I have networked clients on their home computers via DSL they have also had the DSL modem from the IP provider. Can you buy DSL modems like you can cable modems and then just get a DSL provider? That would be the ideal method since I live out of town. When the DSL is "turned on" it will be ready to use.

Anyway, thanks in advance!

A:AOL and wireless networking?

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I have a linksys wireless router in our office. For some reason when i connect my laptop via wireless network card , it won't connect to the server, but will connect to the internet. But if i use the ethernet card and cable it will connect to the server, but not through the linksys. so in other words the linksys can't connec tot the server but connect to internet on both ways *wireless and ethernet way*. The WAN on the wireless router is connected to another router which is connected to the rest of the office..

for some reason when i connect teh ethernet card, etc with this other router not the linksys it will connect to the server....
any solutions ppl?

A:wireless networking help!

The wireless failure is most likely due to configuration of the router. Since I don't have a LinkSys, I can't be specific as to where to look, I have an SMC...

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I just got cable internet in my house and to make life easier I spent $180 on a Wireless-B 2.7Ghz Router and one Wireless-B PCI Adapter for the second computer. After successfully installing both pieces of hardware, I very quickly realized that Comp2 had (and has) a Low signal Strength and only about 60-80% Quality (depending on if Taurus in the 6th house of Fire and if the planets are correctly aligned).
I've called Wireless-B's tech support 6 times now, and all they do is change my Fragmentation Threshold to 2304 and my RTS Threshold to 2304, then tell me to play with the Channels. NONE OF IT IS WORKING. Occasionally they would take me into my PCI card's Properties and mess with values in there, but nothing worked. I've tried editing other values, I'e tried matching values with my computer and the router, I've tried making them different, and I've tried making it all default and just messing with the channels.
Please! If anyone can help me, do so. It's irritating getting 30kb/s on my gaming computer but 200kb-1mbps on my main computer.

PS: The computer with the router attached to it has the router -directly- attached to it via cords, network card, and cable modem. I'm not sure how much that matters, but they kept asking me that when I would call in. Oh yeah, and 2nd computer is only 55ft away. Both computers have WinXP.

A:Help with wireless networking

55 feet, and getting 60 - 80% quality?

Thats good performance actually, based on many other installations I have seen, and the one I have here.

The quoted distance the makers claim for these things is valid over water, only on the third tuesday of every month, in leap years that are not divisible by 4.

And a 2.7 GHz router....hmmm perhaps thats the problem? Thought they were 2.4 GHz.

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I would like to usea wireless network in my house with the ability to share my internet connection. I'm using a phone dial-up to my ISP with a Satellite download. I use a regular Modem and a broadband PCI card for satellite connection. My question is Would I just use a WAP with a wireless card in each computer. A WAp with one wireless card and connect the other computer directly to WAP via cable? I understand that with Cable or Dsl always on connections You would just use WAP. But my conection is not always on. At least I don't think so. I must dialup to establish internet connection.
Any Thoughts?

A:wireless networking

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Hello All.

I was wondering if anyone here can help me.

I have a Dlink DI614+ Wireless Router, and a Wireless Network Adapter, connected

to a home network, the 2 computer I have directly connected to the router

are connected from each via Ethernet Cables.

I have my sons computer trying to connect through a Dlink Network adapter

plugged into the USB port on his machine.

A few years ago I had a Wireless card in a Gateway Machine and it worked flawlessly,

Now it also isn't working.

Is there a way to test this out ??

Any and all help would be appreciated.

Take Care and Whatever Holidays you celebrate Have Fun in the Season.



A:Wireless Networking Help

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i have just bought a D-Link 524 wireless router to use my laptop on the net and was wondering if i can it directly to my desktop pc for file and print sharing.

A:Wireless networking

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OK I am at my wits end. I am trying to share files/printers between my laptop and desktop both are Win XP Pro. Wireless switch/gateway is a Netgear MR814. I can get on the internet with both machines. I have installed NetBEUI on both and disabled the firewalls. Both have shared directories and are in the same work group. I can get a network by plugging in a patch cable but not doing it wireless! However, and this is the real frustrating thing is my wireless will let me ping the other machine in a DOS window! I don't get it what am I missing?

A:Wireless Networking is Not!

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I want to network my 2 home desktops totgether. I've been trying for a while now and have already bought two wireless Linksys NICs (tried to network using Ad-Hoc, didn't work), WAP11, and EtherFast Cable/DSL Router (told I needed both of these)

I'ms till not sure how to connect them together to network to the computer upstairs and get the internet working. I think I have to buy a new USB Modem (the one I have only has 1 USB plug and no Ethernet plug).

Could someoneplease explain how to network these 2 computers together and what else I'll need?


EDIT: I have XP on both computers

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I have 5 PC's on a peer to peer network - the PC's are running either Windows XP Professional & Windows ME and are hard wired using PCI 10/100 network cards and RJ45 cables.

I have a laptop which I use a PCMCIA card and plug into the network as and when required but what I'd like to do is use a wireless card for that device.

What I'd like to know is, is it possible to purchase a WiFi PCMCIA card (think that is what it is called) - so that the portable can connect to the system as a wireless device. If so, do I need a sending device and how is that connected - does it plus into the hub or if not, how is a connection made?

Many thanks


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This is my 2nd post on this site. Ok, at the moment I am connected to the internet on my wireless computer upstairs, its a dell dimension 2400 desktop. I have a Linksys WRT54G router with a WMP11 Wireless-B PCI adapter. Now I talked to the guy from Linksys last night untill 4am and he didnt solve anything, how convenient right? Currently I have the (Use windows to configure my wireless network settings) and the computer is working. Only problem with that is that everytime the computer restarts or has to be restarted I have to reconfigure the network connections again. It also is using a default Ip address. Any help? Thanks

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Box or internet

Are you having issues connecting to the wireless router or the internet?

Can you load the linksys drivers and not the software.

I really dont like linksys sometimes.

Do you have one of those pci wireless cards or the usb kind?

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I am trying to set up a wireless network at home. I have had a successful wired network with 2 PCs on Win98. When I add the HP HN200w wireless hub, I can see all of the machines and share files, folders and connect to the web, but when I try to send email I get an error that tells me it can't connect to the SMTP server. I don't remember the exact message but it is something like server disconnected, or timed out or something to that effect.
When I set my Linksys wired hub back up it works fine, except for the wireless laptop.
I have found references of this SMTP failure in MS knowledge base, but it mostly talks about Exchange Server.
I think that my wireless hubs settings are correct, but can anyone steer me in the right direction?
Also, is it possible to just put the wireless hub on the wired network as just another user, instead of reconfiguring the whole network?


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Hello, Is it possible to have a wireless network without a wireless access point? I want to network 2 computers together could a stick one wireless card in each one and could they communicate with each other without a wireless access point?



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I would think so.

I've connected to other user's computers via wireless without an access point and we exchanged files.

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First of all, kudos for a great site!

My sister's using wireless internet and has encountered a problem: when either of my parents log on to their computers, she's disconnected.

Anyone have any solutions to this issue?

Thanks a bunch!

A:Regarding wireless networking

Please describe the network--modem, router, computers and how they are connected (wireless, ethernet, ...). Assuming you have separate modem and router, make sure the modem is connected to the router's WAN (Internet, Modem) port.

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i have had trouble with my XP laptop connecting to the family wireless router. My son is able to connect to the wireless router, but when i try to, it connects and comes up with a message saying it has limited or no connectivity. Is there something wrong with my laptop

A:Need help with wireless networking

Hi:Is encryption enabled on the router?If so,disable it and see if that helps.
If not,let's see this from the failing pc.

From a Johnwill post on the Networking Forum
Try these simple tests.

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD (COMMAND for W98/WME) to open a command prompt:

In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following commands one at a time, followed by the Enter key:

NOTE: For the items below surrounded with < >, see comments below for the actual information content, they are value substitutions from the previous IPCONFIG command output! Do NOT type <computer_IP_address> into the command, that won't work. Also, the < and > in the text is to identify the parameters, they are also NOT used in the actual commands.

Do NOT include the <> either, they're just to identify the values for substitution.


PING <computer_IP_address>

PING <default_gateway_address>

PING <dns_servers>


PING yahoo.com

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter to copy the contents to the clipboard.
Paste the results in a message here.

<computer_IP_address> - The IP Address of your computer, obtained from the IPCONFIG command above. (For Vista/Win7, the IPv4 Address)

<default_gateway_address> - The IP address of the Default Gateway, obtained from the IPCONFIG command above.

<dns_servers> - The IP address of the first (or only) ... Read more

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I have 2 questions I'm hopeful you can help me with:

1. I've set up my wireless network and to the best of my knowledge it's safe and secure. However, I'm not 100% sure. Does anyone have a recommendation as to where I can go online to view a totorial that'll show me how to Truly Make My Wireless Network Secure?

2. I've got a dual-band Linksys router (model WRT320N). My Windows Vista laptop connects just fine. However, I can't connect my older Windows XP SP2. I think the reason why is because I only have one band of the router enabled? Does this make sense? Can someone point me in the right direction to get this older XP laptop connected to this <2 years old router?

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A wireless network is secure if it has WPA or WPA2 encryption and a strong passphrase. Use digits and upper and lower case letters and special characters mixed. The longer the passphrase the more secure it is.

If you're using Windows XP on the internet it should have SP3, as support for earlier versions ended months ago.

Please tell us what band you are using and what band(s) and encryption the wireless adapter supports.

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Ok so right now I have a wireless network goin on in my house. I have a Linksys WRT54G router. I also have an Xbox 360. So I want to play on Live. I get the wireless adapter and a 12 month suscription. I then plug in the adapter and turn on the system. Try to get onto Live but it says I have a problem. So I check and see that my MTU isn't high enough. Well I went to Xbox.com and found this article.


Version 2.02.7
This firmware version is Xbox Live Compatible.

Note The UPnP implementation on the Linksys WRT54g with firmware 2.02.7 has been discovered to prevent users from being able to connect to Xbox Live. If a user is unable to connect to Xbox Live with this specific router model/firmware, they may get connected by turning off UPnP in the router's settings. Microsoft is working hard with Linksys to repair this issue as soon as possible.Click to expand...

Heh. Go figure. The one router I have with the firmware doesn't work. Heh. Isn't that great? Well I try to get into the router to try and change the UPnP and go figure. I don't know the password and it was changed from the default Linksys one. Soooooo I need to make a whole new network in my house. Correct?

Now I was wondering how hard this would be to do. I asked my computer teacher and he said that it was very difficult. The PC would be the computer that is wired and is the host computer. The two Macs would be both wireless.

I was w... Read more

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I've got a wireless network setup in my house and I have 3 room mates with computers and they want me to have it so we can share files... but for some odd reason no one can see anyone on the network. If I were to change it to a wired network we would be happily sending and receiving files all day long. Has anyone had any experience with this?

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Three are laptops, one is a desktop and they are all running Windows XP Pro. All Have NOD32 as virus protection, and use nothing else except for the windows security center firewall. We have a Linksys Wireless router that we all connect to-

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I plan on wirelessly networking my Laptop to my home computer. What are all of the things that I need to do this and how do I go about doing it? Thanks!

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