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Adding PS2 To current wireless network?

Q: Adding PS2 To current wireless network?

A few friends have PlayStation 2's so I'm trying to hook mine up for interent play through my wireless network.

First problem: My wireless network consists of 2 computers connected wirelessly through a NetGear MR814 Router. I have never had a problem with this network. However, the only wireless device that I could find for PS2 was a Linksys WGA11B Game Adapter. I have since reconfigured the WGA11B to communicate with my network. When I plug it into my router I receive both an Ethernet connection and Internet connection but when I hook it up to my PS2 I get neither.

Second problem: I believe the first problem and overall problem has something to do with port forwarding. I have gone to the EASports MVP 2004 site to find out the ports used by the game and received the following information:

Ports 10500-10519 TCP outgoing for MVP 2004 server
Port 13505 TCP outgoing EA Messenger
Port 10002 UDP incoming/outgoing for connecting to another user to play game
port 6000 UDP incoming/outgoing for connecting to another user for headset during game.

The MR814 allows all outgoing port actions however I need to open up ports for incoming traffic. Would I only have to open Port 10002? I don't have headset so the 6000 Port isn't an issue at this time.

Thanks for taking time out a reading my problem.

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I have been experiencing wireless wifi connection problems with my HP Pavilion dv6000 laptop. I am running xppro (I went from vista to xp pro..took a long time as I am slow) Anyway, I read that you can add another wireless network card as a work around, in the event that the internal wireless card breaks/dies.

I bought a BelkinWirelss G USB network adapter- F5D7050 and tried to install it on this laptop. I was able to install it on my IBM T23 and Gateway laptop. I had to disable the radio on the gateway before it worked. The IBM is old and has no built in wireless card. ON my HP pavilion dv6000, I slid the wireless button to disable and also went into device manager and disable there too.

For some reason after loading the Belkin in, it does not find any wireless networks. I called Belkin and spoke with their help desk but they were not helpful. My question, short of disabling my HP wireless card, do I have to remove the actual software (uninstall broadcom ) so the computer will look only at the belkin software?

My HP laptop, warrantied expired 2 months ago. Any help would be appreciated..

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I have an Actiontec GT701-wg DSL modem running a wireless network. I currently have two laptops with XP sharing the Internet connection. Since the modem has an open Ethernet port in the back, I was wondering if it might be possible to plug in a networkable external hard drive and have it available to both of the laptops wirelessly.

If it is possible, what setting would be required on the laptops to enable them to see the external drive?


A:Adding attached external network hard drive to wireless network

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Attempting to install D-Link Wireless G Router DI-524 after installing Actiontec DSL GT701 modem and wireless gateway. When I type in the URL address into my web browser it opens up the installation wizard for the Actiontec modem rather than the D-Link Wizard.

Both installation wizards have the same address.

What do I need to do to install the D-Link Wireless G Router?

A:Adding wireless network to DSL wireless setup

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Let me start from the beginning. From what I've read and seen the best way to have a home network and Internet connection is this config. - DSL modem (mine is actiontec wireless gateway) connected to the Router (dlink dl 624) connected to a switch (dlink). I did disable the wireless portion of the dlink router but can only get Internet connection from one computer (xp pro). I can't get anything from the other computer (xp home). Plus I can't see any of the other computers from either machine. Also, I can only access the dlink router to change things and not the modem.

Sorry for the huge request...


A:Adding wireless network to DSL wireless setup

Please don't hijack another thread to post your problem. I've already answered this in your duplicate thread.


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I have an existing wireless network on a Seimens Speadstream 6520 and I would like to add some range to cover dead spots. I also have a Linksys WRT54G-RG lying around. Can I use the WRT54G-RG as a kind of repeter or something to that effect or should I go with an actual range expander?

A:adding wireless router to wireless network

Connecting two (or more) SOHO broadband routers together.

Note: The "primary" router can be an actual router, a software gateway like Microsoft Internet Connection Sharing, or a server connection that has the capability to supply more than one IP address using DHCP server capability. No changes are made to the primary "router" configuration.

Configure the IP address of the secondary router(s) to be in the same subnet as the primary router, but out of the range of the DHCP server in the primary router. For instance DHCP server addresses through, I'd assign the secondary router as it's IP address, for another router, etc.

Note: Do this first, as you will have to reboot the computer to connect to the router again for the remaining changes.

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

Setup the wireless section just the way you would if it was the primary router, channels, encryption, etc.

Connect from the primary router's LAN port to one of the LAN ports on the secondary router. If there is no uplink port and neither of the routers have auto-sensing ports, use a cross-over cable. Leave the WAN port unconnected!

This procedure bypasses the routing function (NAT layer) and configures the router as a switch (or wireless access point for wireless routers).

For reference, here's a link to a Typical example config using a Netgear router

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Here is my network config.

PC A <wired> wireless 2wire gateway
Xbox 360 <wireless> wireless 2wire gateway

need to add

PC B <wireless> wireless 2wire gateway

Both PCs are running Win XP. Have gone through network wizard to add PC, both have same network, "Home" and same WEP.

I see 2wire gateway in the list of wireless connections on PC B but when I click on it to connect to that network I get an error message...
Windows is unable to connect to the selected network. The network may no longer be in range. Please refresh the list of availiable networks, and try to connect again
Am I missing setting a configuration?

A:Adding new PC to wireless network help

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Is there built in wireless functionality or what can I do to connect this wirelessly?

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I have an AMD 906 MHz 384 Ram desktop thats running on XPHome SP2 and a Celeron 2.6 GHz 192 MB Ram (recently installed XPHome SP2) that are networked using a Linksys DSL router. I have a couple of questions that I need help with please:
1. The network connection is not longer visible... I've tried to ping the other machine without success.
2. I suspect that the Security settings are blocking the network. How do I reset those to allow the network connections?
3. I have been given a Linksys wireless Model WAP11 that I would like to add to the system. How do I do that and how can I ensure the security on the network when using the laptop wireless?

Thank you
Rim shot

A:Adding wireless laptop to network

I would setup the wireless without security first. after it works, add security settings. this page may help, http://www.chicagotech.net/wireless.htm

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I have an existing network using a hard wire. (I believe it is a cross over.)

I also have a Belkim wireless G router that I added to the system to allow for internet access. (I have a Mac witeless laptop that accesses the web.)

I now want to add Psykiapa's Toshiba laptop to the system. It runs Vista.

Our main computer is a PC running win98SE
The seondary PC is running Win XP. Neither has a wireless card.

What do I need to do to get her connected?

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Hi all,

I'm brand new here and I could use some help.

My wife has a conundrum at work. The internet comes into the office (broadband w/cable modem). A Cat 5 ethernet cable runs upstairs to the computer lab (elementary school) and plugs into a 10 port router. They then have their 10 computers hardwired into this router.

The problem----They have other computers thru-out the building with no internet hookups. They would like to give one or two of these some internet.
How???-- they went and bought a Linksys wireless 802.11g router and a USB wireless receiver to plug into the computer of choice.

I was thinking that to use the wireless router they would have to buy an ethernet splitter to place in line with the cable feeding the existing router, and plug the wireless router into the open port on the splitter. They would then install the USB wireless receiver software on the computer of choice and configure the internet connection. Some additional research indicates that I should use a switch, or Wireless Access Point. But the physical wireing is hazy for me. Can someone point me in the right direction.

I would appreciate any help that you can provide on this situation.


A:Adding wireless to a wired network

Follow these instructions to connect two broadband routers, and you can use the extra three ports on the second router to connect a couple more machines. No other equipment needed...

Connecting two SOHO broadband routers together.

Configure the IP address of the secondary router to be in the same subnet as the primary router, but out of the range of the DHCP server in the primary router. For instance DHCP server addresses through, I'd assign the secondary router as it's IP address.

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

Setup the wireless section just the way you would if it was the primary router.

Connect from the primary router's LAN port to one of the LAN ports on the secondary router. If there is no uplink port and neither of the routers have auto-sensing ports, use a cross-over cable. Leave the WAN port unconnected!

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hi i have a brand new laptop i need to added to my wirless network, it has detected it on the laptop yet when i click connect it says that it is "unable to connect it may longer be available please refresh and try again"

i have added the mac address via the routers IP address
i have entered the WEP key into the laptop settings correct. i just dont know why it wont connect?

any help please?

A:adding laptop to wireless network

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I purchased the HP Photosmart 5510 wireless printer yesterday and I have been unable to add it to my wireless network.

I have gone through the wizard setup on the printer itself and was able to find and log on to the wireless network. The printer indicates I am connected, but when I attempt to complete the software installation on the computer, it stalls during the checking network environment and does not complete. I have tried going through the add a printer process, but it hangs during the searching for network printer check. I do not have a firewall running that would prevent its detection.

I was able to add the printer using a USB cable, but I need it to be wireless and not located next to the Dell.

Any thoughts?

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Okay, 1st of all I know next to nothing about Apples, but here goes. I have someone with a Linksys WRT54GC router on their network. She would like to be able to hop on with her Apple. It is running Mac OS 9.2.1 and Airport v. 1.3.1. I've not attempted to add an Apple to a network before. I did go into the area where you add networks and found the router. It saw the router, but it kept going back & forth between getting "status update" to "no status update." I'm not at that site, but if anyone has any tips on what I should be looking for/doing, I'd appreciate it. If you need to know something else about the Apple, please be specific on where to find the info as I don't know my way around them much at all. I just hunt & click. Thanks so much.

A:Adding a IBook to a Wireless network

I take it i'm not the only one who knows next to nothing about Apples?

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I recently obtained a Samsung CLX3175FW color laser printer. The following is a window copy of the TSG SysInfo of my computer as a starting point. The printer is suppose to be wireless, but I can't get it to hook up to my network. I have contacted Samsung and have done everything they could think of, but no luck. I took it to another location and another router; it made the wireless connection with no difficulties. So, what do I do?

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OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate , 64 bit
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 955 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 4 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8191 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series , 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 214899 MB, Free - 166464 MB; D: Total - 500400 MB, Free - 360582 MB; E: Total - 99 MB, Free - 31 MB; F: Total - 1430796 MB, Free - 1111545 MB; G: Total - 953866 MB, Free - 177879 MB; H: Total - 953867 MB, Free - 417331 MB; I: Total - 953866 MB, Free - 318774 MB; J: Total - 1907726 MB, Free - 1477791 MB; K: Total - 1907726 MB, Free - 1024618 MB; L: Total - 1907726 MB, Free - 1682421 MB; M: Total - 1907726 MB, Free - 1314683 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., M4A78-E, Rev 1.xx, MS1C92B90401349
Antivirus: System Shield, Updated and Enabled

A:adding a network printer, wireless

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Here's what I have: An old Pentium 2 dell with a cable modem and Belkin 4 port wired router connecting to an even older Dell. All works fine and both PC's get internet connection fine. I am now buying a brand new Dell 4600. My question is...Can I plug a Wireless Access Point into my existing router and get a wireless adapter in the new PC so the new PC will be wireless while the other 2 are wired? And... will I be able to print from the new PC on the printer attached to the old PC? I need help as I am very confused???

A:Adding wireless to a wired network?

Yep, without a problem. You'll just have to share the printer on the computer it is connected to.

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Hello All,

I want to add a wireless router to our network. We have a T1 that comes into Router that only my ISP has access to. Next inline is a Sonicwall firewall that I have setup. Sonicwall is Nat Enables, I do not use dhcp, all of my devices are statically mapped pointing towards the firewall as my gateway server. Behind my firewall are several switches connecting around 100 devices.

Couple other things, I don't care if the wireless devices connect to my network. I just want internet access for anyone that connects wireless. (mostly for iPads, etc)

I do have a free DMZ port on my Sonicwall. Is it possible to use that?

Also, would I connect the wireless router to an ethernet port coming off the switch?

I have tried several attempts and can't seam to get internet access.

Thanks in advance!

A:Adding Wireless to a Static Network

I would use a wireless access point and not another router. Give it an IP address on your LAN, set up security and you should be good to go.

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Hi all,

I'm hoping someone might be able to help me in setting up a wired network on top of an existing wireless one. Setup is as follows:
Downstairs: Linksys E3000 wireless router, Dell laptop (wireless adapter)
Upstairs: Dell Inspiron 518 Linksys AE1000 wireless adapter
Both systems running Windows 7 and work fine.

Problem is I have a printer upstairs that's too far from my printer to connect with USB without losing signal quality. I have an ethernet cable running to it from when my desktop used to be wired to the network. I would like to simply add one of my extra routers (dlink 655, dlink 634M or the wired EBR2310) and connect my desktop and my printer (Dell 1235cn) so that I can print, without having to buy a wireless adapter for my printer. Is this possible? When I first set it up, I lost my internet connection as it immediately picked up the new router as the internet connection even though I don't have it connected to the internet and don't want to. Any help would be greatly appreciated!


A:Adding wired network to wireless

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doesn't seem to be working. i just need to share files between the computers. it is a desktop with a d-link wireless card in it. it isn't showing any available networks to connect to, and i really don't know much else that i can try.

help me out!!
i know that the other computers are on a workgroup, how do i add the new one to that workgroup? and if i do that, will i get the internet connection as well?

A:adding a computer to my wireless network

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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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Hey everyone this is my first post on the techguy forums... I work for a small business and we have a network containing 6 locations within about 75 yards of each other and within 3 buildings. I didn't do any of the networking except hooking up 1 vista computer ot the current network. I just got dragged into the equation because it's what I'm in school for. Right now there is 2 vista OS and 4 XP OS I believe. I have the network all hooked up, but I can't seem to transfer any files between computers... The two computers I am trying to transfer is XP and a Vista. The error message comes up as

"Cannot copy (whatever the file name is): Access Denied
Make sure the disk is not full or write-protected and that the file is not currently in use."

This is where I want to start on this problem. Thanks all!

A:Adding and maintaining Wireless/Wired network

Try this.

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

A:Help adding a wireless device to an existing network

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

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

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Ok I Just Got a Wireless Router and after spending 7 Straight Hours trying to get it to work on my Laptop....

I realize That IE is Messed Up and Does Not Have anything In Internet Options There is no NetWorks to Connect to. Nothing what so Ever

Upon thinking "I'll just click on "Add" and that will solve my Problem" But no. I just makes some New Connection that I have no idea where its spose to be.

All I want to know is How can I add a Wireless Network to the Connections Box in the Internet Options Menu?

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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?

A:Adding a wireless router to existing network...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A:Adding a wireless router to our existing network

Sorry- figured it out!!!

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

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I have two PC's that are hard wired into a network using a cross over cable. I do use a wireless router to access the net for a MAC.

I now want to add a laptop PC. If I add a wireless card to one of my PC's will it hook up to the network?

A:Adding a wireless laptop to a wired network.

I'm not sure how the crossover cable enters into the mix, why aren't those machines connected to the router? Since you have a wireless router and you have a MAC connecting through it, you should be able to use it with the laptop as well.

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Would be very grateful for help. I just bought an HP Pavilion laptop with home premium platform . and want to be able to access files from my XP professional desktop , particularly pictures and music, and vice versa. I use DSL with router modem and have excellent internt connection but am unable to set up a suitable wireless network for file sharing. Thanks in advance for your help

A:adding vista laptop to wireless network

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I need help here!

Windows Xp
2wire router

I'v just bout a usb network adapter for my desktop computer.
I'v installed the usb network adapter to the desktop computer, but when i disconnet the ethernet port from the compter im still unable to access the interent! (even thou i've installed the the wireless G USB NETWORK ADAPTER)

I rcvd the following error msg
"You might not be able to access the internet or some network recources. This problem occurred because the network did not assign a network address to the computer."

Anyhelp is appreciated thank you!

A:Adding Desktop Computer Network Via USB Wireless

would you post a ipconfig and look in device manager as follows

control panel>
hardware tab>
device manager button>

network adapters
click on the + sign

post backs whats there

also any ! X or ?

ipconfig /all

TWO Methods to do that - some people have problems with ONE----

ONE ---------------------------------
ipconfig /all

rightclick in the box
select all
control key + C key - to copy
then reply here and
control key + V to paste

TWO -----------------------------------------------

Start, Run, CMD to open a DOS window and type:


Open C:\RESULT.TXT with Notepad and copy/paste the entire results here.
download this software using the LAN connection
lets see if it can detect your wireless adapter and wireless signal
Free software to check signal strength of wireless is netstumbler 0.4.0 available for download from http://www.stumbler.net/




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

A:Adding Wireless to an existing wired network

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

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Recently we have added another computer to our household and decided to use a wireless router to share the internet connection. I need help figuring out how to add the printer on the main computer to be able to use it on the extension PC...any help is greatly appreciated.



Edit: Do not refer to a computer as "CPU"

A:adding a printer to a home wireless network

i think you just have to make the printer shaerable on the network, as the internet connection sharing through the wireless router already forms a network.

You can just right click on the printer after installing in main computer, go to properties and then to sharing. . and you have everything before you. Make sure you allow the extension computer to be accessible i.e, not stopped by the firewall.

Edit: Do not refer to a computer as "CPU"

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hello...i'm trying to add a notebook to my wireless connection. I've entered the wep key and the icon in the tray says it's "connected" and the signal strength is excellent. However, when I look at the network connection, the icon says "enabled"...not "connected." If I start my browser, it says the page is unavailable offline and yadayada. What am I doing wrong and how do I connect it to my wireless network?



A:adding notebook to wireless network problem

I'd start by turning off WEP on the router as a test and make sure everything else is configured correctly. The most common cause of a failure to connect with WEP is a mis-matched key. Use ONLY the hex key entry, don't use the ASCII passcode option.

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Almighty forum, I come in need of help!

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

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

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

Thanks in advance!

A:Adding a wireless access point to a network?

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

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

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

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

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

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

ipconfig /all > network.txt & network.txt

It will export the results into notepad and then automatically open the notepad and display on your s... Read more

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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?

A:Adding Wireless Router to Wired Network

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We bought a new wireless router for our home network (a D-link DIR-615). I haven't had any trouble with it so far (I had issues connecting my ps3, but I've since figured it out).

The only problem I've had is connecting an older desktop of mine wirelessly. It uses windows XP, and it is able to find and connect to the network, but for some reason even though it says it's connected it doesn't work.

When I check the network 'status' it shows that it's not 'receiving' any information (well, if it does it's at a ratio of 1000:1 for the send/receive).

My only guesses as to why it's not actually working (which are likely to be wayyyy off) are that
A: the data encryption key is set to WEP on my computer, but the router is set to something like WPA or something like that. (Please don't quiz me on what that means).
B: I've heard that I might need to update the 'firmware' for the router (but then why would every other wireless device in my house work?)

Thanks in advance for any suggestions!

A:Solved: trouble adding older pc to wireless network

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I have a question

I set up a net work with a linksys wireless router probably a year ago or so and it has a wireless linksys router. It is connect with two windows xp home computers and a windows 2000 and a mac and a windows 98 my question is

They (above) are all wired I am adding two window vista's with wireless built in cards, Will they hook up automatically or do I have to change the workgroup on them and if so where do I change the work group and is there anything else I would have to do to add them. Thanks

A:Adding two window Vista basics to a wireless network

Assuming that you secured the wireless (preferably with WPA or WPA2) there will be no automatic connection. I do not remember whether the Vista default is to connect to any unsecured network or only to preferred networks. I think they got wise and made the latter the default, but I'm not at all sure.

If you want them to be in the same workgroup, then you will have to change the workgroup designation unless you named the workgroup "WORKGROUP." You change the workgroup on Vista similar to the way you do on XP--through the Properties of "Computer."

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Hi everyone,

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

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

Any help would be appreciated...



A:Wired network adding a wireless access point

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Greetings to all the technogurus. Skietax has returned with another problem that will test your knowledge to it's limits!

....ok, not really.

So, here's the situation:

I have successfully set up a wireless network (using a Linksys router. Thank goodness for easy to use software. lol) despite being network stupid. So far, there are two computers (a desktop running XP and a laptop running Vista), a Wii, my iPod touch, and a Blu-ray player all playing nicely together.

I recently acquired an older desktop (again, with XP) that I initially added to the network via a physical connection to the router (simply to get it on the internet and get it on the network hassle free). No problems there.

My plan for desktop #2 is to connect it to desktop #1 via a crossover cable so I can use both simultaneously. Currently, I have them connected. Checking my Linksys Easylink Advisor, Desktop #2 is recognized as being on the network, and my control scheme (I use Input Director to control both machines from one keyboard/mouse) confirms this.

The problem: Desktop #2 can't get on the internet.

The Question: How come? And how do I fix it? (Ok, that's two questions. Sorry)

A:Solved: Adding Adhoc Connection to Wireless Network

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I've just bought for my dad a D-Link DWL-650 PC card for use in his Dell laptop. I'll be giving it to him for his birthday in October.

I am also going to be needing to purchase an access point for getting this card to access the network in our house.
Currently the configuration is as follows:

In the Basement:
Cable --> Motorola Cable Modem --> D-Link DI-704 Router
Router --> direct Ethernet to one of my Win98SE PCs.
Router --> Sohoware hub (in the room next to the room I have the router in)
Hub --> wires throughout the house

Off the Hub right now is the Dell I'm on right now in my room on the main floor (above the basement where the Hub is)

In the den on this same floor (but up 4 steps) is currently a Ethernet port which his Dell desktop is plugged into, this going to another port on the Hub.

The laptop will most often be in that area (the Den) or in the living room right below the den (4 steps down). So what I need to do is buy an access point.

First question, if I get a wireless router, can I plug that into the Hub with the hub plugged into the first router? If not, what configuration should I do in that regard in the basement?

Or should I have him put the wireless router plugged into the wall port in the den, with his desktop plugged into the router and the laptop utilizing the access point?

Lastly, what is the actual differences between whether I get an 802.11B or 802.11G router? I know the card I just got is 802.11B. Does that mean t... Read more

A:Solved: What config for adding wireless to wired network and 802.11B vs 802.11G?

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Does anyone know if it is possible to add a wireless add on to a 4 port cable/dsl gateway router so that I can access the internet on my laptop through wireless connection using my existing network setup (wired). It is a Belkin gateway router. Hope someone can advise. Thanks.


A:Adding wireless network capability to wired router

You might check the company to see if they have an add-on but more than likely you have to buy a modem with a wireless gateway or go buy a wireless access point. What is the model of the modem?

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 1.80GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 1 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 2045 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) 82845G Graphics Controller, 64 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 7680 MB, Free - 850 MB; D: Total - 38352 MB, Free - 18430 MB; E: Total - 2734 MB, Free - 2410 MB; F: Total - 1984 MB, Free - 618 MB; G: Total - 1984 MB, Free - 1077 MB; H: Total - 2264 MB, Free - 1358 MB; I: Total - 3477 MB, Free - 130 MB; J: Total - 602 MB, Free - 56 MB; K: Total - 3556 MB, Free - 556 MB; L: Total - 3984 MB, Free - 3984 MB; P: Total - 476821 MB, Free - 137482 MB;
Motherboard: Intel Corporation, D845GLVA
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

Hi - this is my first attempt at wireless and it's not going well!

Existing setup is: Speedtouch ADSL router with 1 output -> small 4-port ethernet hub -> 2 desktops and various temporary laptop connections. The desktops and the router (gateway) have fixed IP addresses and the laptops just plug in and work - DHCP presumably. This has worked for years, along with 2 powerline plugs for the laptops.

Now I want to add a wireless extension instead of the powerline. The access point is a TP-LINK TL-WA701ND. All its lights are showing correctly. I have plugged it into the hub with the idea of setting it up via this XP desktop. Maybe this is my first mistake?

The quick-start(... Read more

A:Solved: Problem adding wireless network to wired one

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I have a wired home network running off a Netgear Router RP614 with two XP systems and one computer running Ubuntu. I recently bought a notebook computer with the Vista operating system and added an AirLink 101 300N Wireless Router AR680W. I had trouble getting the wireless router to work properly with the online games I play until I configured it as a wireless access point according to the instructions I found on the Airlink website, http://www.airlink101.com/support/index.php?cmd=knowledgebase&_a=viewarticle&id=164

My problem is that I can't get the Vista notebook to connect with any of the computers on my wired network. I'd like to be able to access files on my wired network from my wireless notebook. Am I expecting too much? Is this just something I'm not going to be able to do?

My "Network and Sharing Center" will only show the network name I set up for my wireless conection, and will not show the WORKGROUP network of my XP machines. If I use "Set up a connection or network" and select "Set up a wireless router or access point" it will tell me to Configure this device manually, "Windows will open the device configuration web page so you can type the information manually. Fill out the following information - Network name (SSID) - Security type and key or passphrase." and then I am able to log into my Netgear Router from my wireless notebook connection, but I can't find any place to enter a network name.... Read more

A:Solved: Adding Vista wireless notebook to wired XP network

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hey guys ,

i recently decided it was abt time i linked my vista home premium laptop (32bit) to my desktop XP OS network to add a printer to my wireless home network. Ive scanned through forum after forum and have tried a few things but i reallly have no idea what im doing. The printer is connected via usb to our wireless d-link router that is printing server capable and when i connect it im not even able to print from my desktop. any ideas? ive also tried adding the printer from both my dektop and laptop through the wizards "locally" as ive read but still have had no luck ...yet. Ive tried searching for it from the laptop on the network but it doesnt find it. Ive got a brother HL-2040 so im pretty sure its compatable. If any one can provide me with step by step instructions or any help at all it would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks ..

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I recently purchased an Xbox live for my son to use. We have two newer Dell computers on our network and sharing a cable connection. How do I add the Wireless G Linksys Game adapter? I put it to my son's computer in his room-hooked to his RJ-45 on his computer console. When I go back to my computer to set it up, it cannot be found. The main cable connection is on my computer as is the Linksys G woreless router. He already has an antenna-G device hooked to his computer to share the broadband. What am I doing wrong?

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


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

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

Lots of spelling/word glitches in the paper..

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Hi, I've just got a new laptop (Dell Inspiron 1545; Celeron Dual Core T3000; Dell Wireless 1397; Vista SP1 Home Basic with Media).

Not liking Vista I decided to re-install my old Windows XP (Home Edition SP2). I had already set up the Wireless connection so I went online and got information on how to install this new OS whilst keeping the Vista one on the same HD. I set up a new partition, installed XP...and now can't access Vista or get any wireless.

I've tried going into Network Connections, but I don't have a wireless connection icon, there's no choice for searching for local wireless connections & I'm completely flummoxed!

I was using this post - http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/wind...on-your-pre-installed-windows-vista-computer/ - to boot into XP, and the next stage to enable booting into Vista requires I download VistaBootPro.

Anyway, I've tried to find out how to restore my wireless - I've re-installed the XP System Software (which was for an earlier Dell Inspiron model btw), tried installing the ISP Eurotools system software as well. I have tried to set up a new network connection etc, but obviously what I really need is for my laptop to detect the available wireless connections so I can re-join the wireless network we use throughout the house.

I'm currently borrowing my dad's laptop, and am really hoping someone will know how I can fix this problem!

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A:New comp, in process of adding XP to a Vista system, no longer have wireless network!

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