Solved How to convert UTStarcom WA3002G4 into a hub for a home LAN?

July 9, 2012 at 11:25:29
Specs: Windows 7, AMD Phenom II X3/4 gigs
Hello,
Following are my components at hand.
1. My super awesome desktop with the regular gigabit, on board lan card (on Win7).
2. A laptop, with wireless connectivity (again on Win7).
3. A modem, UTStarcom WA3002G4 with an internet connection from BSNL.
The modem is a wireless modem.

Now for my question.

I want to be able to connect the laptop and the desktop in a single LAN connection, so that

i)I may play NFS Most Wanted on both the laptop and desktop through the LAN play.

ii) I may share files and folders, fast and without any hassles.

*though mostly only the first

So, this being my completely descriptive question, I request help from all quarters. Any kind would be greatly, exceptionally, and exceedingly

appreciated (nothing more I can do sitting in front of a comp :P ).

Kindly request you to give detailed steps, so as to help the noobs as well.


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July 16, 2012 at 12:10:51
Hey, thanks a ton for all the help. Seems like all I had to do was while choosing the network type, I had to choose home or work and not public (as I had previously chosen). So as soon as I changed the network type, files and folders shared by default on the other laptop were visible on my desktop. So guess this is resolved with that then.

Thanks again. :)



#1
July 9, 2012 at 12:20:18
I'm guessing tha'ts a 'combo unit' (ie: combination Modem/Router/Wireless Access Point). If so, how many LAN ports does it have?

Most SOHO Routers have 4 LAN ports. If your combo unit has 4, you plug all the ones you want to have a wired connection into said LAN ports. Set their network interfaces to "get TCP/IP settings automatically" and you should be good to go for both internet and LAN connectivity.

If it's only got one LAN port and you require more than one LAN connection, buy a 5 or 8 port switch and plug it into the LAN port on your combo unit, and then plug clients into the switch.

For wireless clients you will want to setup a WLAN (wireless LAN). When doing so, use the highest level of encryption available (usually WPA) and a complex key. Keep the key handy because you'll need it when connecting your wireless clients.

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How charged with punishments the scroll,
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July 10, 2012 at 03:46:08
Hi Curt R

As you said, I do have 4 ports at the back. So now, how do i get the files to be visible on the network places folder of each other comps? Like in my network places, it must show "plm on par-PC" or something like that rite? how do i get that?


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July 10, 2012 at 06:59:36
You have to first create a share on the computer's with information to share. Once you've created a share, it will be accessible.

There's a ton of information freely available on the web that details how to create a share on a Windows computer.

Once you've created shares, you may be requested to enter a username and password to access said share. There is an easy way to avoid having this happen every time you go to connect to a share. Click on my name above in this response and read my “how-to” guide titled, “You try to connect to a share but are asked for a Username/Password” and it will explain the process to removing username/password requests when accessing shares.

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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July 16, 2012 at 12:10:51
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Hey, thanks a ton for all the help. Seems like all I had to do was while choosing the network type, I had to choose home or work and not public (as I had previously chosen). So as soon as I changed the network type, files and folders shared by default on the other laptop were visible on my desktop. So guess this is resolved with that then.

Thanks again. :)


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