Wireless Network Setup

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Admiral Michael, Sep 2, 2003.

  1. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    I am planning on upgrading my network to include wireless access for my laptop which has a built in Wireless Card. I was thinking of just uplinking a wireless router to my existing router so I could place the wireless router in my room (2nd floor) that way I can use the router as a hub to connect my desktop and my laptop when i want a wired connection.

    The wireless router would be sitting about 2 1/2 ft from my desktop monitor and a few inches from a magnetical shielded speaker. The wireless router will be located beside an outside wall on the back of the house. Which is close proximity to where I will be using he laptop. I have no 2.4 GHZ phone and I also have to use the 802.11b method as that is what card my laptop has (also heard about too many probs with 2.4GHz).

    I am planning on buing the Linksys EtherFast Wireless AP + Cable/DSL Router 4PT Switch.

    Would there be any problems setting this up? and is this a good idea.

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  2. Daviepants

    Daviepants Guest

    I don't really see any problems with that setup. Just remember that the 1st port and the Uplink port are shared, and you can only use one or the other.
  3. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

    Between Austin and Tampa
    setup looks fine...

    note about the uplink sound valid... 4 port router... 1 port being shared by 2 devices... but since I have never used a setup like that.. I will not know...

  4. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    OK thanks.
  5. lieb39

    lieb39 Apple lover, PC User

    Sounds good. My setup is this (time to try out text art lol...

    Cable modem
    Wireless (Linksys wireless router... i think the same as yours)
    | [lan] |
    \ \
    \ other desktop
    My desktop

    (( Wireless, my laptop ))

    ((Wireless, other desktop downstairs))

    now that's bad art lol, but your setup should work fine! :) just like mine did :)

  6. Waldo

    Waldo Guest

    You could accomplish the same thing with a wireless access point connected to your existing router.
  7. synbyn

    synbyn Guest

    And in fact, going with just a wifi access point plugged into your existing router would be a cheaper, and effective, alternative (to add to waldo's post:D)
  8. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    Not here the access points are more, Ive looked them up. But if I do find one I m ight use it. Another thing is I want the woreless access module in my room. I have a dekptop already so Ill need a switch anyways ( I also want the option of using wired and wireless access on my laptop). So I want a router fot the swotch and the access point.
  9. lechtard

    lechtard Guest

    why don't you just geta wireless router with a four port switch ?? it would make it easier: you would be able to have the lined like you want and make the others wireless, also you would save money and space ..
    • http://www.linksys.com/Products/product.asp?grid=33&scid=35&prid=415
  10. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    I am planning on getting a Linksys wireless router. BUT I want to conenct it to my exiting router in the basement so that the acces spoint it on the second floor. I can also utilize the switch to connect my desktop computer (which already has ethernet) and my laptop so I can switch between wired and wireless connections. I dont think Ill get too much reception with the router in the basement, it'll be on the second floor bedise an outer wall.
  11. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    I got my wireless router and hooked it up like I said, havent tried the ranges but so far it works like I want it to. Ill let you kno on the range.