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Wireless on my laptop

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Gizzy, Feb 2, 2007.

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  1. Gizzy

    Gizzy Thread Starter

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    what can I use to get on the internet with my laptop wireless, I have a wired router already is there something I can buy to make the wired router work wireless or is there something I can buy to use the internet on my laptop anywhere I go?
     
  2. ramsfan71

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    You can buy a wireless Access Point. This will hook into your wired router via a wire and then produce a wireless signal that your laptop can pickup. They cost anywhere from $80.00 up but I was able to get a used one on ebay for about $35.00 dollars. It works, I am just having trouble setting it up with security.
     
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    You can also buy a wireless router, which is much cheaper as a rule than a WAP. Use the following configuration to connect them.

    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 192.168.0.2 through 192.168.0.100, I'd assign the secondary router 192.168.0.254 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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