Wire vs Wireless

Discussion in 'Network Routers' started by JimL, Dec 16, 2009.

  1. JimL

    JimL Guest

    XP Pro SP3 updated a lot.

    I just set up wireless networking between two laptops on my new Linksys
    WRT160Nv3 router. Everything seems fine.

    One of the laptops is always on my desk and was previously on the router via
    Ethernet cable. Shouldn't I be able to just switch the "desktop" enablment
    from wireless back to wired and still access the other one which remains on
    wireless? (I'm online now using the ethernet connection.)

    Perhaps I'm barking up the wrong tree. The older computer doesn't have
    hardware for modern security protocols like WPA. My idea was to bypass that
    by wiring it but have modern security on the one I move around the house.
    JimL, Dec 16, 2009
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    Char Jackson Guest

    Sure, that should work fine. What problem are you having? Providing
    the output of "ipconfig /all" from the 'desktop' laptop would be
    Char Jackson, Dec 16, 2009
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  3. JimL

    JimL Guest

    I did a disable on the wireless connection and an enable on the wired
    connection. The other computer was in the workgroup before the switch but
    not after it.

    Now after leaving for hours and coming back it seems to be working. Could
    it take hours for something to "take?"
    JimL, Dec 16, 2009
  4. JimL

    Char Jackson Guest

    No, the old connection just took awhile to time out. There are a
    couple of ways to make the switch happen faster, but the command
    syntax is slipping my mind right now. You can always ping the other
    machine from the newly-enabled interface to refresh the ARP table,
    which should make the other machine visible to the workgroup.

    Anyway, now that you have one machine wired and the other wireless,
    perhaps it's a moot point.
    Char Jackson, Dec 17, 2009
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