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Setting up wireless net.

Discussion in 'Networks' started by Maggia, Mar 21, 2008.

  1. Maggia

    Maggia New Member

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    I have 1 PC,1 laptop, Access Point, Broadband modem from Virgin media.
    Trying to connect both (laptop & pc) to internet but either one or the other sees the internet after the AP.
    I guess the solution is simple but I can't get to it...:x:x:x
    :rambo
    HELP
     
  2. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Hi and welcome to CF!

    What you are missing is a router.

    This enables several machines to sit on one connection with the magic called Network Address Translation (NAT).

    Harry.
     
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  3. Maggia

    Maggia New Member

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    So i dont need AP but router??
    No way to get around it??:(
     
  4. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    You may still want an AP if you want to connect wirelessly. But you need a router to allow more than once machine to connect at a time.

    Routers are very cheap - about £20 when I last checked for a simple cable router.

    Harry.
     
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  5. Maggia

    Maggia New Member

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    ok
    That's not good news for me now, but at least i know that what i was doing all day was useless.
    Thanks
    oh, and welcome to You too,
    I read this forum every time I want to know something and it helped me many times
     
  6. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    APs on their own are fairly rare - what model is it?

    Harry.
     
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  7. Maggia

    Maggia New Member

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    D-Link
    But i've found Belkin F5D7230UK4 Wireless DSL Router where (i think) I can connect my pc via cable and laptop in next room via WI-FI.
    Unfortunately i can't wire both of them
     
  8. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Which one - there are a lot of different models.
    Why not? This would seem to be ideal for you.

    With this item you don't need the D-Link.

    Harry.
     
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  9. Maggia

    Maggia New Member

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    dwl-2000ap+

    I can not drill in the walls, my landlord won't allow for that.
     
  10. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Nice unit - I have two of them for use as a bridge. But it is a pure AP.
    Ah - I misunderstood you before.

    Yes - the belkin will be ideal.

    Harry.
     
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  11. Maggia

    Maggia New Member

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    Yeah, well...
    Who wants to buy AP??
    ;-))
     
  12. r.h.lee

    r.h.lee Gigabyte Poster

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    Maggia,

    Questions:
    1. What is the make and model of your "broadband modem?"
    2. What is the make and model of your wireless access point?
    3. What is the make and model of your PC?
    4. What is the make and model of the network interface card (NIC) in your PC?
    5. What is the make and model of your laptop?
    6. What is the make and model of the network interface card (NIC) in your laptop?
     
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  13. Maggia

    Maggia New Member

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    1- Virgin Media m.no.:E08C007
    2-D-Link dwl-2000ap+
    3-Dell inspiron rebuild
    4- dont know but i guess intel
    5- Pacard bell rebuild
    6-dont know but i guess intel

    If im going to use this AP I would have to use WI-FI usb stick or desktop card to connect my pc
     

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