Can I use a wireless router with broadband router

Discussion in 'Computing' started by S, Apr 6, 2005.

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    S Guest

    I currently have adsl internet connection and use a SMC Barricade router for
    a home network. I would like to have wireless net access for my laptop. I
    have XP on all the computers in the network and on the laptop. Can anyone
    tell me whether it is possible to add a netgear wireless router to this
    arrangement.
    Thanks in advance
    Steve
     
    S, Apr 6, 2005
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    Brad Hogan Guest

    Yes.


    technically, you only need a wireless ACCESS POINT.

    technically, you do not want to use the function of a router. You can of
    course, it will protect your wireless lan from the people on the wired lan.

    You cannot use a 'wireless adsl modem' as a router to the wired network,
    because the wire side is ADSL only.


    However a "wireless router" has both "ROUTER" and "Access point". but no
    adsl modem.


    Router and access point are seperate functions. the router will work
    without the access point working,
    and the access point will work without the router working.
     
    Brad Hogan, Apr 6, 2005
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    S Guest

    So how do I set it up? Can I simply add the wireless router to one of the
    cables from the adsl router?
     
    S, Apr 6, 2005
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    spodosaurus Guest

    I have a Netgear wireless G+ (with 4 ethernet ports) router connected to
    my ADSL modem. Connected to this router is my old Netgear FR114P router
    with a print server (the WGT614 does not have a print server). So, yes,
    just use the uplink port. Alternatively, you could add a wireless access
    point to your current router through the uplink port. Cost is about the
    same, though.

    Cheers,

    Ari

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    spodosaurus, Apr 6, 2005
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    spodosaurus Guest

    there are router devices for sale that have all three: adsl modem,
    wireless access point, and four ethernet ports:

    http://www.oztechnologies.com/item.asp?CAT=Routers - Wireless ADSL


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    I'm going to die rather sooner than I'd like. I tried to protect my
    neighbours from crime, and became the victim of it. Complications in
    hospital following this resulted in a serious illness. I now need a bone
    marrow transplant. Many people around the world are waiting for a marrow
    transplant, too. Please volunteer to be a marrow donor:
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    spodosaurus, Apr 6, 2005
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    Swampfox Guest

    You can plug a wireless access point into a spare port on your router and
    your laptop can access the network via the access point.
    They are around $90.00.
    You will also need a wireless NIC for the laptop.
     
    Swampfox, Apr 6, 2005
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    S Guest

    I already have the SMC Barricade router in place and am happy with the way
    it works so I don't want to risk interfering with that. I have an offer of a
    netgear wireless router. I have the wireles card for the laptop.

    Am I right in thinking that I can place the netgear wireless router between
    the SMC Barricade router and one of my computers and use that computer to
    configure the netgear wireless router and then run the laptop to access the
    net?
     
    S, Apr 6, 2005
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    spodosaurus Guest


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    spammage trappage: replace fishies_ with yahoo

    I'm going to die rather sooner than I'd like. I tried to protect my
    neighbours from crime, and became the victim of it. Complications in
    hospital following this resulted in a serious illness. I now need a bone
    marrow transplant. Many people around the world are waiting for a marrow
    transplant, too. Please volunteer to be a marrow donor:
    http://www.abmdr.org.au/
    http://www.marrow.org/
     
    spodosaurus, Apr 7, 2005
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    Brad Hogan Guest

    uplink ports are irrelevant on the newer devices,because new devices have
    auto sensing ports
    - you can use a straight through OR cross over cable, you can use the
    normal or uplink ports on the non-autosensing switches and hubs, if one end
    is a autosensing device it doesnt matter !
     
    Brad Hogan, Apr 8, 2005
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