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Broadcast wifi with pc

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Chanan, May 3, 2010.

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  1. Chanan

    Chanan Thread Starter

    May 3, 2010

    Recently I bought a small home server and installed WS2008.
    The old situation looked like this:

    The server works like a charm, but I haven't been able to change my network the way I would like it to be. The server should be 'the centre' of my home.
    like this:
    The server does have a wireless PCI card.

    I would like to reduce the load from my (crappy) modem router, it should only work as a modem and stop routing. The modem is connected to my server by a LAN cable and all other devices in my house should be connect to the server via wifi. (except for the printer). That way I can balance the network load and prevent torrents from occupying my complete bandwidth.
    The server should be the router (DHCP server) and I would like it to broadcast a WIFI network.

    For the last few days if have seen several solutions but it still isn't clear to me what the best solution is. What are your suggestions?
    Should I be satisfied with Ad-Hoc or try to install some sort of access point software on my server?

    Thanks in advance.
  2. StumpedTechy


    Jul 7, 2004
    Personally I would keep the wireless on your router. To put the wireless on the server you will be adding overhead that I wouldn't think you would want to put on that server.

    Regardless of where the wireless is you can change both you laptop and your desktop PC to be wireless and connecting to the WS2008 machine. What you do is turn off DHCP off the router and then you turn on DHCP on the Server and you have all the DHCP provided DNS information point to the DNS of the WS2008 server. (Or you can hardcode it and not rely on DHCP at all). Then in the 2008 you have the DNS forwarder from the WS2008 to your ISP.

    If your wanting to do the torrent and bandwidth throtteling on the server then you will have to use some kind of software package to turn your Server into a "router".
    You can do things like - http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/how_to_turn_your_windows_7_computer_into_a_wireles.php but I am sure they won't allow throttling.
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