wired internet and wireless access point

Airties / 4240
December 16, 2009 at 14:44:33
Specs: Windows XP
I have problem setting up an office environment. I have to access internet thru the local network via wall socket, i.e. I use the wired Ethernet adapter of the PC for internet connection. But I wish to access the printers, scanners etc thru a wireless access point. Unfortunately both work seperately but not simultaneously. Any suggestions

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#1
December 17, 2009 at 07:14:29
Why do they have to be separate? Everything should be available through either NIC.

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#2
December 17, 2009 at 07:30:42
But I wish to access the printers, scanners etc thru a wireless access point. Unfortunately both work seperately but not simultaneously.

Explain that statement please.

I don't understand "separately but not simultaneously".


FYI:
Most places have a wireless network that is separate from their internal network for security reasons. It's a lot harder to break into a wired network with nefarious intent than it is to break into a wireless.

In fact, our security guy cracked WEP encryption in under 30 minutes and assures me he can crack WPA encryption as well only it would take longer.

Where I work, we have a separate wireless network that provides only internet access for the above reason. If a staff member from another location arrives with their laptop, they connect to this and use their VPN to access internal resources.

I would not recommend setting your wireless up to allow access to your internal network, that's just asking to get hacked.


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#3
December 17, 2009 at 08:21:32
Hello
it is a policy not to access the internet thru wireless and I cannot/do not wish to break it; however I wish to use wireless A.P. to use printers, etc, to avoid cable mess.
When I say seperately, what I mean is: I can access devices connected to my wireless A.P. thru my wireless adapter. I can also access the internet thru my wired Ethernet connection. But not at the same time. That is either printers or internet work. But I want to access them both at the same time. That is the problem

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#4
December 17, 2009 at 12:08:35
There shouldn't be a "cable mess" if the LAN is configured properly. Windows is good for one adapter at a time. That's why you can't use them simultaneously.

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