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Wireless Network Setup

Admiral Michael

Michaelsoft Systems CEO
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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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.


F@H - Is it in you?
Staff member
Political User
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...



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 :)



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


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)

Admiral Michael

Michaelsoft Systems CEO
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.


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 ..
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Admiral Michael

Michaelsoft Systems CEO
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.

Admiral Michael

Michaelsoft Systems CEO
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.

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