best setup for wireless and wired router?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by jkoXP, Nov 9, 2002.

  1. jkoXP

    jkoXP Guest

    Right now I have the SMC 8 port barricade router... has the built in printer and com port for my ext modem..

    but some of the laptops users want to have wireless access also..

    i do not want to get rid of my 'wired' router...

    but, if i got an access point, and have uplink to the access point would that work? and if so, which access point should i get?
     
  2. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    An access point should work fine. Make sure you get the same brand as the wireless cards if possible. It's easier to make it work and work well that way.
     
  3. jkoXP

    jkoXP Guest

  4. rettahc

    rettahc Guest

    I think most access points have an uplink port, mine recomends using the uplink port to program it on a 'secured' wireless network.

    I'm using 802.11b at home, three computer have wireless cards, and the fourth has a nic that is connected to an access point and all computer can communicate.
     
  5. jkoXP

    jkoXP Guest

    ok, so can i use the uplink port from my 'wired' router to uplink to the wired port to my access point? and have the wireless users access the network and what not?
     
  6. rettahc

    rettahc Guest

    That's what I do, and it works good for me.:D
     
  7. jkoXP

    jkoXP Guest

    great,,, now i just gotta decide between 802.11a or .11b

    thanks for the help..