Add Wireless Router to Wired Network

June 24, 2011 at 03:16:58
Specs: Windows XP
Hi, my work has a wired network. We currently have no wireless access. Some of us have could use a WiFi connection for our mobile phones, to receive emails etc. I have a spare wireless router at home and would like to know if I can connect it at work, to provide wireless access. Is this possible and if so, how.
Many thanks

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June 24, 2011 at 04:59:24
It's possible.
Disable DHCP server functionality in the wireless routers setup. Connect the wireless router to the network at work by cable from one of the lan ports of the wireless router, to one lan port of the other network.
Now you just have to configure the mobile phone to connect to the wireless router.

That's it.

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June 24, 2011 at 05:01:11
When it comes to your work environment the best advice I can give you is this:

Do not take it upon yourself to do anything. ALWAYS take suggestions/requests to your IT department.

I say this because one of my many duties is to regularly scan for rogue wireless networks. Since starting here 6+ years ago it's occurred twice that an employee brought a wireless router in to work and setup their own wireless network without the IT departments knowledge, or permission Neither person who did this works here any longer. They were terminated immediately for doing this.

I find it hard to believe you can't connect to a wireless network with your phones.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***

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