Wired & Wireless in same PC


M

moniker

We have a Windows XP PRO PC networked with a printer through a router/
switch box (no internet connection here, only using this box - Linksys
BEFSR81 - as the switch for the PC and printer). It is working fine.

We have access to the internet through a wireless card in the PC.

We cannot get both to work simultaneously - if we disable the wireless
internet connection then we can print on the wired LAN. If we disable
the wired LAN connection then we can get access to the Internet via
wireless but cannot print.

We also need to access the LAN printer from a notebook (centrino)
which will connect to the switch via cable and get internet access via
wireless (working).

We do not have "control" of the Wirelesss router, only connectivity to
it.

We would like to find out the best way to get everything working
simultaneously. Your assistance is greatly appreciated (Thanking you
in advance!)
 
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S

smlunatick

We have a Windows XP PRO PC networked with a printer through a router/
switch box (no internet connection here, only using this box - Linksys
BEFSR81 - as the switch for the PC and printer). It is working fine.

We have access to the internet through a wireless card in the PC.

We cannot get both to work simultaneously - if we disable the wireless
internet connection then we can print on the wired LAN. If we disable
the wired LAN connection then we can get access to the Internet via
wireless but cannot print.

We also need to access the LAN printer from a notebook (centrino)
which will connect to the switch via cable and get internet access via
wireless (working).

We do not have "control" of the Wirelesss router, only connectivity to
it.

We would like to find out the best way to get everything working
simultaneously. Your assistance is greatly appreciated (Thanking you
in advance!)

Yon need to replace the Linksys router with a standard network
switch / hub. The router may be confusing the wireless networing
since both routers are broadcasting an Internet "gateway" address.
 
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Steve Winograd [MVP]

We have a Windows XP PRO PC networked with a printer through a router/
switch box (no internet connection here, only using this box - Linksys
BEFSR81 - as the switch for the PC and printer). It is working fine.

We have access to the internet through a wireless card in the PC.

We cannot get both to work simultaneously - if we disable the wireless
internet connection then we can print on the wired LAN. If we disable
the wired LAN connection then we can get access to the Internet via
wireless but cannot print.

We also need to access the LAN printer from a notebook (centrino)
which will connect to the switch via cable and get internet access via
wireless (working).

We do not have "control" of the Wirelesss router, only connectivity to
it.

We would like to find out the best way to get everything working
simultaneously. Your assistance is greatly appreciated (Thanking you
in advance!)

I see two potential problems with that setup:

1. The wired and wireless routers could be assigning IP addresses in
the same subnet.

2. The wired and wireless routers are both assigning a default gateway
address, which is used for Internet access.

To solve those problems:

1. Find the IP addresses of the wired and wireless connections:
right-click each connection and click Status > Support > Details. If
both addresses are in the same subnet (such as 192.168.1.x), choose a
different subnet (such as 192.168.2.x) for the wired network.

2. Assign a static IP address to each computer's wired connection.
For example, 192.168.2.1, 192.168.2.2, . . . Don't assign a default
gateway address.
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Best Wishes,
Steve Winograd, MS-MVP (Windows Networking)

Please post any reply as a follow-up message in the news group
for everyone to see. I'm sorry, but I don't answer questions
addressed directly to me in E-mail or news groups.

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http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
 
G

Guest

Please excuse lateness of reply - only able to get details now. The AAAAAAA
& BBBBBBB are generics for the actual letters. Please remember that I do not
have access to change the any config. of the wired router. I can change the
config. of the Cable-DSL/Ethernet wired router.

Windows IP Config
Host Name AAAAAAA
DNS Suffix Search list = BBBBBBB

Wireless Adapter:
Dhcp Enabled - Yes
Autoconfig Enabled - Yes
IP Address 192.168.1.102
Subnet Mask 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway 192.168.1.1
DHCP Server 192.168.1.1
DNS Servers 192.168.1.1


Ethernet Adaptor:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix - BBBBBBB
Dhcp Enabled - Yes
Autoconfig Enabled - Yes
IP Address 192.168.1.100
Default Gateway 192.168.1.2
DHCP Server 192.168.1.2
DNS Servers 192.168.1.2

Printer:
Dhcp - Enabled
Autoconfig Enabled - Yes
IP Address 192.168.1.101
Default Gateway 192.168.1.2
DHCP Server 192.168.1.2
DNS Servers 192.168.1.2

Thanks (changed posting name)
 
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G

Guest

That is also an inexpensive solution, thanks. I'm perhaps a little
technology competitive / vain and want to find a solution using mouse clicks!
I like Steve's info and will be following that course of action. I'll leave
your recommendation as my backup.
 
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