Connect to two wireless networks?

January 23, 2009 at 23:22:24
Specs: Windows Vista, Intel Core 2 CPU T5600 1GB Ram

Hi Guys, I have a laptop running Vista which has a built in wireless NIC that works fine. However, I have a Belkin 54mbps wireless network adapter as well. I am wondering if it is possible to use both NIC's, connected to different wireless networks at the same time?

This is obviously possible using one wired and one wireless, so can it be done using two wireless?

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#1
January 24, 2009 at 02:05:05

You can connect to two different wireless LANs at the same time. What you wont be able to do is connect to two different Internet connections via those LAN connections simultaneously. With the Internet it will be one or the there, Windows won't have it.

Stuart


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#2
January 24, 2009 at 02:17:27

Thanks for the reply.
Thats fine, only need one internet connection, however, I can even get it to connect to two wireless networks. Even with the USB plugged in, when I try to connect to a second using the 'Connect/Disconnect' it disconects the first before connecting to the new network.

Is there some way to point which adapters to particular wireless networks?
(or can you atleast tell me how I can connect to two wireless networks at once please?)

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#3
January 24, 2009 at 09:10:50

Make sure that they both on different channels. If they are both on the same channel it wont work.

You may have to use the wireless utility that came with each wireless interface and not the Windows built in one.

Stuart


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#4
January 24, 2009 at 16:22:28

Thanks for you reply, however, I cant find a copy of the configuration utitlity from Belkin either on their site (only has drivers) or on the web.

Any ideas what to do, or where I can get it?

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#5
January 24, 2009 at 22:07:15

Also make sure the two wireless networks you're connecting to have different names (SSIDs). There are only 3 true non-overlapping channels for G; channels 1, 6, and 11. Use any 2 of those.

Assume that I already did an Internet search.


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#6
January 25, 2009 at 06:42:27

The Belkin wireless Utility is incorporated into the driver file. It is installed at the same time as you install the USB drivers.

Stuart


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