Getting Wireless Internet Into Wired Network?

January 3, 2010 at 12:48:29
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I have recently begun sharing a house and when I moved in I brought my network with me, it is a wired network with several computers on it and it is behind a Netgear FVS318 with IP range 192.168.9.X.

The people I am living with have DSL and a Actiontec GT704-WG modem which they use for both wired and wireless internet/network. We plan on switching to cable internet this week however so thy will have to give the Actiontec modem back. Their network is and will stay 192.168.0.X.

None of the computers on my network have wireless and I will not be adding it to any of them but there is also no chance of running a cable from their network to mine so I need to grab the internet signal out of the air so that my wired network can be online. I want to keep our networks entirely separate.

Other network gear that I happen to have: Netgear RT311 Router, Netgear WG302 wireless AP that says it functions as a bridge and a Netgear DS108 8 Port 10/100 Hub. In addition I called Time Warner and was told that I can add an additional public IP to the Road Runner connection for $5/m once we get it turned on.

I have very little experience with wireless as I have never been a big fan of it but I will need to use it here so if anyone can recommend a method of doing what I need it would be greatly appreciated. I realize I will need at least one more wireless device but am willing to us any of my existing gear on either my, or their side of the network. They will still need wireless and wired access to the internet/their network for their computers.

I appreciate any advice anyone can give me and I want to keep both our networks completely separate, thank you.

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January 3, 2010 at 13:33:26
also no chance of running a cable from their network to mine

Why not? Unless I've misunderstood your post, you moved in and setup your network behind your netgear SOHO router and it was being fed from their network via a wired connection. Is this not correct?

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January 3, 2010 at 14:08:44
No, my network has no internet and no connection to their network right now. and since a few of the rooms the cable would have to go through were just remodeled running a cable is not an option.

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January 3, 2010 at 16:29:58
Here is what I was wondering, would something like this work?

............................../--Buy a Netgear WGR614 (192.168.0.X for their network
Modem -- DS108 Hub
..............................\--Buy Something wireless 192.168.9.X-wirelessly-Netgear WG302 in bridge mode-hardwired-Netgear FVS318

Would something like that work each port on the hub having its own public IP and internal IP? If that would work then should the WG302 be at the modem or at the receiving end at my router?

Thanks again

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January 3, 2010 at 18:14:25
Whatever you bought it would have to be able to be setup in "bridge" mode to recieve and redistribute their wireless network to your LAN.

For what it's worth, during renovations is the ideal time to run cables in the walls to outlets and terminate them at a patch panel.....preferably that would be in the same room as the highspeed modem and router.

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January 3, 2010 at 20:41:51
So if I bought an additional bridge and added it to the setup above I could have internet and our networks would be completely seperate? Is there a better way to do it than what I outlined above? Does anyone have suggestions on a good bridge to go with my WG302 (bang for buck)? I am with you on running cable and plan to in my house but this one isn't mine and it was already remodeled when I moved in.


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January 4, 2010 at 16:21:32
If you have your own seperate network and you only want to steal the internet. Why not just put a second wireless card in your computers and set them up to connect to their siginal.
They would have to share security setup info

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