How do I create a Wired & Wireless Network


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Guest

Hello,

Looking for ideas on how to properly setup a wired & wirelss network....

Right now I'm running 2 pc's and 1 laptop hooked up via ethernet to a 5 port
switch, with a dsl modem also connected to the switch. The network works
great.

I would like to add wireless to the network for my laptop.

I have a dsl modem, a 5 port network switch, and a Linksys WRT54G Router.
What would be the correct way to hookup this network? Is there any special
settings that I would need to be aware of?

Thanks Roger
 
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Barb Bowman

Is your modem also a router or not? that would make a difference. If
not:

modem connects to the Internet
Linksys router connects via WAN port to modem

Powr cycle the modem after you remove the switch and connect the
router TO the modem

wired computers connect to Linksys (you don't need a separate switch
unless you need to uplink to the Linksys for more computers than
there are ports on the Linksys)

wireless laptop - make sure to setup the wireless security on the
Linksys and then the laptop. Use WPA2 or WPA, not WP.

Hello,

Looking for ideas on how to properly setup a wired & wirelss network....

Right now I'm running 2 pc's and 1 laptop hooked up via ethernet to a 5 port
switch, with a dsl modem also connected to the switch. The network works
great.

I would like to add wireless to the network for my laptop.

I have a dsl modem, a 5 port network switch, and a Linksys WRT54G Router.
What would be the correct way to hookup this network? Is there any special
settings that I would need to be aware of?

Thanks Roger
--

Barb Bowman
MS Windows-MVP
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/meetexperts/bowman.mspx
http://blogs.digitalmediaphile.com/barb/
 
G

Guest

Thanks Barb

I believe the modem is also a router, it has 1 port for the dsl (phone line)
and 4 ethernet ports.

When this was first all hooked up, the dsl modem was plugged into one of the
ports on the network switch, all 3 computers were also plugged into ports on
the network switch. The Linksys router was plugged into a port on the
network switch via the internet port on back of the Linksys router.

The wired ethernet part of the network works good.

As for the wirelss, I can make a successful wireless connection, but I
cannot access the internet or the other computers on the network.

I'm looking for help on how to best hook this all up..........
 
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Barb Bowman

in that case, you need to turn the Linksys into an access point.

disconnect it from everything and use a single computer and connect
to it (don't connect either to your broadband modem).

log in to http://192.168.1.1 (user name admin, password is blank
unless you changed all of this already)

go into Network setup (not Internet setup) and DISABLE the DHCP
server.

then go into the wireless setup and specify a new SSID name
next go to wireless security and setup WPA2

after this is completed (and you may be prompted to reboot the
router, unplug the computer from the router.

plug the router in and connect it to one of the ports on your DSL
modem.




Thanks Barb

I believe the modem is also a router, it has 1 port for the dsl (phone line)
and 4 ethernet ports.

When this was first all hooked up, the dsl modem was plugged into one of the
ports on the network switch, all 3 computers were also plugged into ports on
the network switch. The Linksys router was plugged into a port on the
network switch via the internet port on back of the Linksys router.

The wired ethernet part of the network works good.

As for the wirelss, I can make a successful wireless connection, but I
cannot access the internet or the other computers on the network.

I'm looking for help on how to best hook this all up..........
--

Barb Bowman
MS Windows-MVP
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/meetexperts/bowman.mspx
http://blogs.digitalmediaphile.com/barb/
 
G

Guest

Thanks I give it a try............

Barb Bowman said:
in that case, you need to turn the Linksys into an access point.

disconnect it from everything and use a single computer and connect
to it (don't connect either to your broadband modem).

log in to http://192.168.1.1 (user name admin, password is blank
unless you changed all of this already)

go into Network setup (not Internet setup) and DISABLE the DHCP
server.

then go into the wireless setup and specify a new SSID name
next go to wireless security and setup WPA2

after this is completed (and you may be prompted to reboot the
router, unplug the computer from the router.

plug the router in and connect it to one of the ports on your DSL
modem.





--

Barb Bowman
MS Windows-MVP
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/meetexperts/bowman.mspx
http://blogs.digitalmediaphile.com/barb/
 
G

Guest

would I plug into the internet port or one of the ethernet ports on back of
the wireless router???? (from the dsl modem)
 
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Steven L Umbach

Excellent advice. Just to add I would suggest changing the IP of the Linksys
wireless before disconnecting the computer from it. Give it a static IP like
192.168.1.200 and put a label on it so that you know how to logon to it in
the future. The reason I suggest this is because most likely the "wired"
router is 192.168.1.1 . If it is on a different network then set the Linksys
to that network as in xxx.xxx.xxx.200. The ipconfig /all command will show
the current network IP when connected to the network that the current router
is on.

Steve
 

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