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Richard Wright
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      06-21-2004
Hi,

I need some help. I have two networks - one network is made up of a router
(smc 7004vbr) with a dsl connection and two wired PC's in a home office in
the garage.

The second network is a wi-fi router (linksys model ?) with 2 PC's
connected thru usb wi-fi adapters inthe home.

I would like to use the wi-fi router as a bridge to the wired network thus
allowing the pc's on the wi-fi access to the dsl connection.

My first question is can this configuration work and if it can, how do I set
it up?

TIA,

Rick



 
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NoNoBadDog!
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      06-21-2004
Set your wireless router to act only as an access point (disable DHCP) , and
connect it to a port on your wired router.

Bobby

"Richard Wright" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> Hi,
>
> I need some help. I have two networks - one network is made up of a
> router
> (smc 7004vbr) with a dsl connection and two wired PC's in a home office in
> the garage.
>
> The second network is a wi-fi router (linksys model ?) with 2 PC's
> connected thru usb wi-fi adapters inthe home.
>
> I would like to use the wi-fi router as a bridge to the wired network thus
> allowing the pc's on the wi-fi access to the dsl connection.
>
> My first question is can this configuration work and if it can, how do I
> set
> it up?
>
> TIA,
>
> Rick
>
>
>



 
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Papa
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      06-21-2004
Hello Richard:

Why even have 2 networks at all? If you really do not need two separate
networks, simply replace your present SMC router with a wireless router
containing wired ports. Then remove the wireless router (possibly use it to
replace the SMC router if it includes wired ports) and let your two wireless
PCs inside your home communicate with the wireless router inside your
garage. It will also save you money if you have signed up for 2 ISP
accounts, because only one account will be needed.

If you decide to purchase a new wireless router that includes wired ports,
consider buying one that also includes a print server. That way, all of your
PCs (wired and wireless) will have independent access to a printer connected
to the print server, no matter whether any of the other PCs are on or not.
One such router is the D-Link DI-714P+, but there are other manufacturers
with the same features.

I have a similar setup. My router is in my concrete-walled basement, yet I
have very good signal strength on my wireless laptop - even when I am on the
second floor of my house and behind closed doors, or in my backyard.

Excellent information on the subject is available at
www.practicallynetworked.com.

Hope this helps.

By the way, using a real email address in newsgroup posts invites spam mail.

"Richard Wright" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> Hi,
>
> I need some help. I have two networks - one network is made up of a

router
> (smc 7004vbr) with a dsl connection and two wired PC's in a home office in
> the garage.
>
> The second network is a wi-fi router (linksys model ?) with 2 PC's
> connected thru usb wi-fi adapters inthe home.
>
> I would like to use the wi-fi router as a bridge to the wired network thus
> allowing the pc's on the wi-fi access to the dsl connection.
>
> My first question is can this configuration work and if it can, how do I

set
> it up?
>
> TIA,
>
> Rick
>
>
>



 
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hawk
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      06-21-2004
Both previous suggestions would work. (I think you need a cross-over
cable to connect the wireless router to the SMC router.) I made a
similar network with an SMC7004ABR (I think it is ABR.) The wireless
router was connected via a cross-over cable. This assumes that your
wireless clients in the house are close enough to get a good signal.
My SMC router has a print server built in, the VBR may also have a
parallel port for a printer. But, that is all that port will do, just
simple printing. No other printer functions will be available.

You could acomplish what you want with purchase of just a cross-over
cable.

hawk

Richard Wright wrote:

> Hi,
>
> I need some help. I have two networks - one network is made up of a router
> (smc 7004vbr) with a dsl connection and two wired PC's in a home office in
> the garage.
>
> The second network is a wi-fi router (linksys model ?) with 2 PC's
> connected thru usb wi-fi adapters inthe home.
>
> I would like to use the wi-fi router as a bridge to the wired network thus
> allowing the pc's on the wi-fi access to the dsl connection.
>
> My first question is can this configuration work and if it can, how do I set
> it up?
>
> TIA,
>
> Rick
>
>
>


 
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Jack
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      06-22-2004
May be this can Help: http://www.ezlan.net/router_AP.html

Jack (MVP-Networking).


"hawk" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> Both previous suggestions would work. (I think you need a cross-over
> cable to connect the wireless router to the SMC router.) I made a
> similar network with an SMC7004ABR (I think it is ABR.) The wireless
> router was connected via a cross-over cable. This assumes that your
> wireless clients in the house are close enough to get a good signal.
> My SMC router has a print server built in, the VBR may also have a
> parallel port for a printer. But, that is all that port will do, just
> simple printing. No other printer functions will be available.
>
> You could acomplish what you want with purchase of just a cross-over
> cable.
>
> hawk
>
> Richard Wright wrote:
>
> > Hi,
> >
> > I need some help. I have two networks - one network is made up of a

router
> > (smc 7004vbr) with a dsl connection and two wired PC's in a home office

in
> > the garage.
> >
> > The second network is a wi-fi router (linksys model ?) with 2 PC's
> > connected thru usb wi-fi adapters inthe home.
> >
> > I would like to use the wi-fi router as a bridge to the wired network

thus
> > allowing the pc's on the wi-fi access to the dsl connection.
> >
> > My first question is can this configuration work and if it can, how do I

set
> > it up?
> >
> > TIA,
> >
> > Rick
> >
> >
> >

>



 
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