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Whose running a wireless network?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Cmoe, Jul 29, 2005.

  1. Cmoe

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    Can you teach me what you know? I want to run a network (wireless) due to we have 2 towers and 1 laptop (this one has built in wireless) computers I have a wireless DSL Modum. I want to make it a network sharing printers and Internet. What can you tell me?
     
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    It's actually pretty straight forward. The instructions that come w/ the wireless router are nearly fool proof provided you buy a quality unit. I prefer Linksys, personally.

    Just make sure you secure your network, or your neighbors and/or people within 150' of your house can get onto your network and download your files if you have them shared, or leech your internet connection.

    -Mike
     
  3. pauly383

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    I have a network , and wireless , although no laptop yet .

    Basically you need a network card in each computer . Wired or wireless .

    A wireless router , which also have wired ports as well on it . If you get one with a print server , all the better .

    A print server if your router isn't equipped .

    basically ( assuming you dsl modem also has a network cable for computers without wireless ) you plug the dsl modem into the router , each computer into the router , the print server into the router , and the printer into the print server .

    Set each computer to get IP address automatically , and the dhcp server in the router takes care of the rest .

    You can set what can and can't be accessed from each computer from within windows .

    And if you don't want to buy a print server , you can install the printer on one computer and share it with the others on the network .

    This site has help http://www.homenethelp.com/
     
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    what op system u have?
     
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    I have one desk top and 2 wireless laptops. Let me know if you have any questions. As mentioned earlier, it's pretty easy.....just name everything, assign a work group, activate the wireless and let them identify the network.

    Andrew

    *make sure you use a "WEP" key. During my installiation, I caught my neighbor using my network....could have been very bad but I caught it early.
     
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    I have winxp on mine , win 2000 pro on my spareroom PC . I have a Belkin wireless router with firewall . I have my mac address of my computer cloned in the router so Cox sees my router as my computer . I do not broadcast my SSID . My Dads laptop gets on when hes in town , and I have a USB wireless network adapter and another cable ran to a spare desk for testing peoples PC's :D
     
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    are u using the belkin wirelees for laptop? belkin is ok but should use all belkin for good performance. doesnt mix well with other hardware.
    i use all belkin and is great. i can use webcam on laptop in backyard so gramma can watch kids play in the pool. bout 100' and on otherside of house
     

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