1 cable modem with 1 router and 1 w

March 1, 2009 at 00:52:58
Specs: Windows XP
Heres the situation. I am renting an apartment in someones home. They have provided me with an ethernet cable from their router(not wireless) but the line is located in a different part of the room that i want my computer to be located in. I CANNOT snake the wire under the carpet or along the wall and do not want a line running through my living room.

So basically there is a cable modem in one section of the house with a conventional router attached to it. That router supplies me with a ethernet cable. I would like to put a wireless router on the cable that I have so I can use my computer in a different location. Will this work?


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#1
March 1, 2009 at 03:34:44
It can be made to work, Get your wireless router and temporary connect it to your computer via wire. When you are into the routers configuration screen disable DHCP and NAT. Set the routers base address to an address within the existing range but out of the DHCP scope of the existing router.

Configure the wireless part of the router. Use WAP-PSK if available in preference to WEP for security.

Once you have your computer communicating with the wireless router plug in the existing cable from the other router the one of the LAN ports on the existing router. Restart the wireless router and re-boot you computer and it should all be working.

I would inform the householder of what you intend doing. There should be no objection but he might not like the idea of a wireless router strung onto his network.

Stuart


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#2
March 1, 2009 at 16:13:41
thanks. ill try this out in a few days and report back

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#3
March 2, 2009 at 02:24:02
What do you mean, why don't you just remove their router and add your wireless router, that is what you do with wireless , i don't see the issue here?

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#4
March 2, 2009 at 04:35:04
Because the router doesn't belong to him, it belongs to the householder that he rents from. He may not want his network disrupted while a wireless router is installed and depending on where it is in the house it may not even work.

Stuart


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