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Old 07-31-2007, 10:05 AM   #1
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Question dummy for wireless :(

wireless home network

i've just bought some d-link stuff in the hopes of setting up a network or wireless network at home with my laptop. if it can be done wirelessly awesome, if not, i'll settle for a cable right now.

have the d-link 10/100 fast ethernet switch (model: DES-1008D) and the d-link AirPlus Xtreme G+ 2.4GHz wireless access point (model: DWL-2000AP+).

I'm using winXP and get the wireless to be recognized on the laptop but cannot access the internet, any suggestions please???

thanks in advance
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Old 07-31-2007, 10:08 AM   #2
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Default Re: dummy for wireless :(

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wireless home network

i've just bought some d-link stuff in the hopes of setting up a network or wireless network at home with my laptop. if it can be done wirelessly awesome, if not, i'll settle for a cable right now.

have the d-link 10/100 fast ethernet switch (model: DES-1008D) and the d-link AirPlus Xtreme G+ 2.4GHz wireless access point (model: DWL-2000AP+).

I'm using winXP and get the wireless to be recognized on the laptop but cannot access the internet, any suggestions please???

thanks in advance
If that is your only network equipment, everything is directly the internet directly. You likely need a router.
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Old 07-31-2007, 01:36 PM   #3
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Default Re: dummy for wireless :(

Like DJ-CHRIS said you need a router. A switch isn't really what you're looking for here, you get a router plug your modem into it if its a cable modem whcih connects using cat-5 or if it's a adsl modem that uses USB you're better off getting a wireless router with built in ADSL modem like I have.

What sort of modem do yo u have? This will make us able to determine whether or not you need to take back the kit youve just bought for a refun d or whether or not you can roll with it for npw.
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Old 07-31-2007, 03:31 PM   #4
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Default Re: dummy for wireless :(

You're better off with a router than a switch in this situation.

I always thought you use Switches to isolate parts of the network, not to isolate individual PCs.


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I'm using winXP and get the wireless to be recognized on the laptop but cannot access the internet, any suggestions please???
The wireless card in your notebook detects the Access Point from the DLINK Airplus DWL-2000AP but thats it. How do you plan on hooking this up?

So where do you plan on putting this switch on your LAN.
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