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Old 06-27-2005, 11:42 PM   #1
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Default Help me figure out this network thing

ok i bought a linksys wireless g router with 4 ports and was trying to set up a network but a question arose is it possible to access a wired network with a wireless connection






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Old 06-28-2005, 11:11 AM   #2
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You'd have to buy a wireless bridge or access point.. But now your just spending money,.,

When did you buy the router? Perhaps you can return it and buy a different one with the wireless and the ports.
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Old 06-28-2005, 05:26 PM   #3
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no you misunderstood i have t he ports and all that it is a router with 4 ports and a wireless transmitter i just need to know if you can get a wireless laptop on the same network as a computer using a hard wire connection
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Old 06-28-2005, 05:43 PM   #4
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hmmmmm .... I'm going out on a limb here, but I'm going to go with an absolutely positive YES. I might be burned in effigy but I'll risk it. You'll have to have all your computers join the same workgroup and configure any third party firewall software.
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Old 06-28-2005, 06:37 PM   #5
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okk thank you but i dont really know how to do any of this if someone could give me some steps to do this it would be really appriciated
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Old 06-28-2005, 08:47 PM   #6
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OK..

You have a Wired/Wireless 4 port router? If so..
You can get internet to the wired computer, and your laptop with the wireless.

Now you want to share files as well.. Not a problem. All you will have to do is enable file/folder sharing, and put both computers on the same workgroup.

Assuming you have Windows XP.
Go to your control panel. Double click on "Network Setup Wizard"

It will ask you a series of question. When you get to the workgroup name, enter one.. Run the same wizard on the laptop. Enter the same workgroup name..
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Old 06-29-2005, 11:34 AM   #7
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Yes this is possible as above but i am sure that its best to wire the computer sharing the internet to the router and then have any other computers on wireless, Surely this will make sense?
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