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

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

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 -_-.

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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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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 192.168.1.1 with the DCHP range 192.168.1.100-254
Gateway to the modem: 10.0.0.2

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 192.168.1.2.
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.
 

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Hi,

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.

thanks,
Jonathan
 

A:Adding wifi access to existing network.

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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 (192.168.1.99). 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 (192.168.0.1), 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 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 0.0.0.0. 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 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?

Thanks,
Tom.
 

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 192.168.1.1, then make #2 192.168.1.1) 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

Optional:
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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Hello:

This is my 1st post (please be gentle!!). I did a some searches but couldnt find exactly what I was looking for, hopefully some of you guys (and gals) can help. The attached diagram pretty much says everything. All static DNS entries are using my ISP's DNS servers.

I cant get the wireless PC to see my network. It is on the same workgroup, whats missing? All PC's can access the internet fine.
Appreciate any help/suggestions. Thanks
 

A:adding a wireless router to an existing wired router

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Hello and thank you

I have a Netgear FR114P Firewall router connected to my Cable Modem which connects to my computer in my home office.

I just bought my daughter a computer, her room is accross the way. I did not want to run an ethernet cable to her room, so I bought a Netgear Wireless Router.

My question is, what would I need to do to be able to keep my Firewall router hooked to my PC, then hook up the wireless router also so that my daughter can access the internet via the cable modem connection?

I have searched for Bridging methods, but am a little of a rookie when it comes to computer networking.

Thanks in advance for your help
 

A:Adding Wireless Router to existing Wired Router

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Hello,

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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I have a Westsell WebShare 36R566 Proxy Router (a 2000 model that includes modem) followed by an Ethernet hub for my desktop. I want to be able to access from a new laptop with Centrino built in. I purchased a Net Gear Wireless Firewall Router (WGT624) and installed it to replace the Ethernet hub. But I cannot connect to the web and I suspect that I have two router functions banging heads. I've been told that I need to disable the router functionality of the Westsell equip but I can't figure out how to do that. Any ideas? Thanks.
 

A:Router problem when adding wireless to existing ADSL

Or you can disable the routing function in the Netgear, doesn't matter which.
As I know the Netgear I'll describe the former.

Logon to the Netgear and disable DHCP server.
Plug a LAN port from the WebShare 36R566 to a LAN port of the Netgear - leave the WAN port on the Netgear vacant.

Your WebShare 36R566 remains the router and DHCP server to the LAN and the Netgear is a wireless switch. Anything on the Netgear should now connect to the internet.

Or you can disable routing in the WebShare 36R566, make if act as a simple modem, and let the Netgear do the routing. But I am not familiar with the model and will leave that to someone else
 

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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
 

A:Help with adding new pc to 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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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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Hi

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.

Thanks
 

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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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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Hi,

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.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/l685kljuuhl25iw/network_topology.png?dl=0
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:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/kz2loucil83nutp/renew.jpeg?dl=0
This is not always, and when this starts working again, everything runs smoothly.

Other info that might come in handy:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/jlxhkqiycrgehom/ipconfig.jpeg?dl=0

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?

Thanks!
Steven
 

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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 192.168.1.151 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.
Senna
 

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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.
 

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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:
http://www.amazon.com/Cisco-Linksys-...7698711&sr=8-2
Do you think this will be ok for what I need?
Any advise or help you could provide would be greatly appriciated.
Thanks,
Senna
 

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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 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.

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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!

Jacob
 

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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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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

http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2006/12/windows-xp-and-vista-on-lan-together.html
 

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Hi,

I've had a home network with a Windosw7 PC, sometimes a windows 7 laptop, an Imac, and 2 Mac Powerbooks. I never did anything special to set up a network, I just connected them all to the router. I also have a network printer, a Cannon, which they all print to.

I added a new Windows 8 computer and during the set up process added the printer connection. After doing that, none of the other computers could print to the printer, they all got a "printer offline message. So I deleted it from the Windows 8 profile and it worked for the others again.

Is there a way to set up the printer for the windows 8 computer without cutting off the others?

Also, I'd like to homeshare the two windows 7 and the windows 8 computers, is there a way to do that and have networking still with the MAC computers - I'm particularly concerned with the printer. We don't really need to share files between the macs and pcs.

A:Difficulty adding Windows 8 computer to existing system

one addendum. When I tried to print from the other computers, the password to wake up the Windows 8 computer was needed. Would turning that off solve the problem?

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Hi. Can someone plese help me with this. I would like to take and existing web connection thats on a laptop and send it to a new Netgear wireless modem providing an internet connection for devices out of the wifi modem. My original connection is from a DSL modem and is connected via wifi to my laptop. Here is what i tried so far: The router i want to use now is connected to my laptop via Ethernet cable and goes into the Wan port of the router. First i simply turned on sharing on my existing wifi connection and the internet icon on the router is green but when i go to status of the router it says no web connection and devices such as an ipod don't receive any internet. Next i tried to bridge the connection but that did not work either even though my laptop showed that they were bridged.

Please help as i have spent 8 hours on this already.

Thanks in advance
 

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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.

Thanks,
Jim
 

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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Hey folks,
I'm currently at University and I'd like to use a router in my dorm/halls, so I can get WiFi in my room.
So, I plug the router in, connect it to my computer, change the config at 192.168.1.1 (turn off DHCP, configure wireless)
I then plug another ethernet cable from the router to the ethernet jack in the wall, which connects to the University network (and to WAN)
So, after it all works great and I can get on the internet...
However! I can no longer access the router config (because the router has been assigned a new IP by the DHCP server of the University network). I would like to be able to access it again!
Doing "ipconfig /all" at the cmd prompt shows the gateway as some University server/gateway, and so I can't find the IP of my router sitting next to me with that.

How can I find out the IP of my router on the network so I can access it? I tried setting it up to update some dyndns
Important note: the University owns their own ISP, so the IP assigned to devices on the University network is actually a public address!

Thanks for any help!
 

A:Router in pre-existing network

The router should have a static IP address
 

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Hello one and all,
I am sincerely hoping someone can assist with my little networking problem as i'm tearing my hair out now..

Here at work we have a Vigor Modem/Router hosting our connection to the world. It was originally on DHCP & the 4 computers & 2 printers found their own IP addresses without problem.

We added a Linksys router via ethernet (to a lan port not the wan) in another area of the yard. This was fine also on DHCP and connecting wirelessly from a laptop or mobile phone was a doddle.

Then our oh so wonderful IT geek decided to put the Vigor on a Static IP along with all the computers connected to it. This has some how cut off the wifi capability of the Linksys router now.

It is basically acting as a hub for two laptops and nothing else.

In simplistic terms with some detail what settings need changing on the Linksys if any?

The Vigors internal IP is 192.168.1.1
Linksys is 192.168.1.4
both on subnet 255.255.255.0

I have been advised to set the Linksys to a static IP on the Internet Connection option but what set of figures do i need for that??

Fingers crossed...

Stonkin
 

A:Adding a wifi router to router on static IP

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I work in a small office, and we have a network already in place however we are opening a career center and the computers in there do not have wirless cards. There is an ethernet port in the room so I am wondering if I can just place a wired router in that room and connect all the computers to that or do I have to buy wireless cards since there is an exisiting network in place?

Thank you
 

A:Wired Router on Existing Network

Hi:The ethernet port/cable is connected to:
Modem or router.?
Do you need to share resources with pcs on the existing network ?
 

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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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Hi
I alreadfy have a home network. Cable modem connection serving my computer and telephone (I have vonage broadband phone) through the linksys adapter provided by vonage. I purchased a wireless router and I need to hook it up. If I connect the wireless routers internet port(WAN) to an ethernet port in the linksys adapter, it doesnt work. However, when I connect it port to port (ethernet port of the wireless router to an ethernet port of the linksys adapter), the internet connectionw works. However, I am unable to activate the wireless network.

I tried connecting the wirless router directly to the modem (removing the linksys adapter) and carried out the installation provided in a CD by the manufacture and it wont work fine.

I cant get rid of the linksys adapter as it is essential for my broadband phone.

Any suggestions? Please help..


Thanks
RK
 

A:Connecting a Wireless router to an existing home network

You should have bought a wireless access point instead of a router.. *mutter*

"unable to activate" means what? Increadibly heavy feeling creeps into your hands making you unable to operate the computer?

Some more information here would really help.. Symptoms, computers and operating systems involved, types of wireless equipment, the router configuration etc.
 

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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.

Thanks,

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 192.168.1.150 to 192.168.1.200, 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 192.168.1.10 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 got help to a BSOD problem in the crashes and bugs forum. Impressed with the help i received i was hoping to get help for a network issue ive had for a while.

I am using a cablet connection with my Zyxcel P2602 HWT modem. The modem/router is provided by my internet provider. It also supports a wireless connection.

When i start my computer both the connections is fine. After a while though the cabled connection is said to be unidentified. It works as a local connection, but has no internet access. When i run the diagnoses for the connection it again recognize the network and its working fine for a while until the same happens.

I tried upgrading the driver without luck. The version now says Atheros AR8121/AR88113/AR88114 PCI-E ethernet Controller (NDIS6.20
Driver date: 11.06.2009

If there is information needed ill be happy to provide.

A:Network problem - Unidentified cabled Network

Hello DonkrDjay, welcome to SF!

As a test, can you check what IP number your router gives you (through its DHCP server i hope) when it works well?
Then when it stops working... is it still the same or did you get a totally different IP for your PC?

Second, if posible, could you post snips of your router DHCP settings?

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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

Code:
modem---router----your.lan.systems
to Isolate the W.R from your lan, connect

Code:

modem---router----your.lan.systems (assumed 192.168.1.x or 0.x)
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+---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=192.168.10.0 thru 10.255
 

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To help everyone know this is not a hardware issue, I have Kubuntu, recent version out right now, installed on the computer along with Windows XP. Kubuntu connects with no issue.
On XP, I can not connect to the network. I have uninstalled the drivers, with the motherboard CD. (EVGA X58 sli). restarted, and the computer detect a new device. I used the disc to reinstall the drivers, no luck even after restart.

I flipped back and forth from XP and Kubuntu thinking it was a fluck for Kubuntu, but only Kubuntu connects.
I am using my laptop right now for internet while I attempt to find a fix.

A:Network cabled unplugged, Tried everything that came to mind.

You can try the following, Remove Unused Drivers and Devices - http://www.windowsnetworking.com/kbase/Win...andDevices.html Louis

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I have a home network that is up and running. It consists of a cable modem, a non-wireless router and two computers.

My cable provider provides me with two DHCP IP addresses that are pingable on the Internet.

I would like to connect a second router to my network and give it the second DHCP IP address that my Internet providers gives me.

How would I do that?

Thank you
 

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hello i have added a second router to my network in a second building at my location.
my dsl comes in and into my first router which is the dhcp server for the network in both buildings.
the ip address of the first router is 192.168.1.1 and works fine with all computers online.
i added a second router to help the network and have made the ip address of the second router 192.168.3.1 and all computers in the second building behind the second router are online and working fine.
my problem is on one of my computers in the first building has my quickbooks file and all the computers on the second router cannot see the computer that has the files in the network neighborhood. before adding the second router all computers in both buildings were visible and shared and all had access to all computers
how can i get the computers in the second building behind the second router map to the computers on the first router?

DSL - Router(192.168.1.1)- 4 computers online ------ second router (192.168.3.1) - 9 computers online
192.168.3.XXX computers cannot see 192.168.1.XXX computers, want to map a network drive to group
thanks
robert
 

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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.

Thanks,

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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Can someone give me detailed setup instructions on how to setup a Home Network with four Windows 7 Pro and One Windows XP Computers. I setup the Network and everything was working except the XP Computer and after a few days the Windows 7 computers stopped sharing. Need Help??
 

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Can someone give me detailed setup instructions on how to setup a Home Network with four Windows 7 Pro and One Windows XP Computers. I setup the Network and everything was working except the XP Computer and after a few days the Windows 7 computers stopped sharing. Need Help??

A:Windows 7 and XP Cabled and Wireless Network Problems

Can describe what you've already done for setup?

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Hello,

I have a Cable/DSL connection at home and my TrendNet router was connected to the cable modem. I had three computers in a wired local area network. Recently I bought a Toshiba notebook and a Belkin Wireless G router. Since two computers are desktop and other two are notebook I want to add the router to the local area network in such way that all of them remain in the same network I (because of the file and printer sharing) and I want my notebooks to be able to connect to the router using wireless connection.

I spent two days trying to setup the local network but I never managed to configure it the way I want it to be. Two scenarios happened.

In the first scenario, my desktop computers had 192.168.1.xxx addresses, and my notebooks had some strange address and subnet when connected using wireless and they couldn't use neither local network nor internet. When I connected them to the router using wire they also had the 192.168.1.xxx address and worked fine.

In the second scenario, I managed to connect my notebooks to the router using wireless connection but in that case they had the 192.168.2.xxx addresses and cannot see my two desktop computers as a part of the Windows network. Ping works fine and I can access desktop computers using \\192.168.1.xxx from the Run dialog. But none of the desktop computers could either ping or access any of the notebooks.

Can anyone help me solve the problem?

Thank you in advance.

Tufahija
 

A:Problem with adding a second router to the network

OK, just to confirm, your using your TrendNet router AND your Belkin wireless router?

Assuming both are for DSL connections, is there any reason why you need to use two routers?

If your TrendNet router isn't wireless, then remove it completely, and use the Belkin one that is.

If you must use both, then you need to configure the Belkin router as a wireless access point and network switch only, and disable DHCP and UPNP in that router.

So the following should see you sorted:

1. connect the Belkin router to your TrendNet one via ethernet cable.
2. Do a hard reset of your Belkin router (so you have a clean base to set it up)
3. Log into the router, and then disable DHCP
4. Disable UPNP.
5. Set up wireless as usual.

This is usually enough to setup a router as an access point. Some models need slightly different procedures though. You do NOT want DHCP or UPNP enabled on the Belkin router though. You want your TrendNet router to assign IP addresses from its IP address pool to devices connected to your Belkin router by either wired, or wireless connections.
 

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Currently I have two routers on my network with one of them being a wireless router.
I have a connection from my modem going into my linksys wireless router. I have 4 laptops connected wirelessly to that router. I have a connection from the wireless router running through the floor to the basement and it is connected to the WAN port on a wired linksys router. My desktop computer is connected to the wired router.
The IP Address for my wireless router is 192.168.1.1
The IP Address for my wired router is 192.168.2.1
My desktop, through the wired router connects to the internet just fine.

Here is where it gets different. I have an old D-Link wireless router with a built in print server. I would like to add this to my network and have my printer plugged into it so that it is much easier to print to one printer from all the connected computers. I tried just putting a connection from one of the LAN ports on the wired router to the WAN port on the D-Link and changing the IP address on the D-Link to 192.168.2.2. (I did this by plugging a connection from an LAN port on the D-Link to the NIC on my laptop.) I was unable to send a successful print job to the printer from any of the computers, except from the laptop directly connected to the D-Link. Beyond changing the IP address on the D-Link I did not change any other settings on that router, and did not setup the wireless part of it, because I don't want to connect to it wirelessly (but maybe I have to?)

Any ideas?
Thanks
 

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I have the following setup, which works fine:
Broadband cable comes in and connects to a cable modem. Connected to the cable modem is a wired router, which can accept 4 ethernet cables. I have 2 desktop computers connected to the router; 2 ports are vacant. These computers do not have wireless cards.

I also have a laptop, with a wireless card. I want to use the laptop throughout the house. I just inherited a D-Link DI-524 wireless router. Will the wireless router work if I connect it to one of the vacant ports on the wired router, rather than directly to the cable modem?
 

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