|I have searched the forums already and have some related entries, but none that match, so please forgive me if this has been posted.|
I have a wireless Internet connection and need to use a wired router for my home network.
- Wireless Internet connection is not mine and I do not access to the routers. I live in a neighborhood where 3, free connections are available. None of them require me sign in.
- I have a D-Link 604 wired router that I want to use for my home network, mainly to use for transferring files b/w my 2 machines and also so that I can use 1 machine for my Web server for development testing. The 2nd machine has Dreamweaver installed for the actual development.
- I do not need Web access on the Web server machine since I have the wireless Internet connection on the Dreamweaver machine, which is what I will use to FTP the Web site files to the Web host's server.
- In other posts here, I seen that I needed to change the IP address on the 2nd router (D-Link 604), which I did. The default address on the D-Link was 192.168.0.1, which was the same as the main free wireless Internet connection. I rebooted the D-Link router after changing the address. I also made sure that the address didn't conflict with the other addresses on the other free wireless connections.
- So now, the D-Link's address is 192.168.2.2, the Dreamweaver machine's address is 192.168.2.3, and the Web server development machine's address is 192.168.2.4.
- When I have the USB wireless adapter disconnected, the home network works great. However, as soon as I plug in the adapter, the home network doesn't work and visa-versa (when I have the wireless adapter plugged in and disconnect the Dreamweaver machine from the home network, the Internet connection works great).
- I got the IP addresses from the other free wireless accounts a 2nd time just to make sure.
- There are other wireless connections (not free) in the neighborhood, which are secured and I'm unable to get the IP addresses from these. I'm assuming that since I cannot connect to these, that their IP addresses are irrelevant.
I cannot get my own wired account from the cable company since the landlord won't let me given that he is one of the free wireless providers. I have a year lease, which means I can't move in the near future and don't want to wait. The building is old and all the landline phone lines have been removed, so no DSL or other Internet connection type is possible.
I thought about changing the default gateway in the D-Link router, however, under that section in this router, it asks for the IP address of my cable provider. Since I don't an Internet connection hooked to the D-Link, it seems to me that this is not the answer.
Please help before I pull my hair out.