Solved wireless and wired connection for the same set of PCs

February 1, 2012 at 20:39:10
Specs: Windows 7
I have 3 PCs (win7-64) connected to a wired gigabit network to achieve fast transfer of large files.
Separately, at a distance, I have a modem-router to access the Internet.
Internet access for the 3 PCs is achieved with each PC connected wireless to the latter modem router.
The 2 networks are running OK and PCs can connect each other on both networks.
Question: How can I know and achieve that the gigabit network is used for file transfers and not the slower wireless network? How should configure both routers and PCs to achieve this?
I don't need the wireless setup to be a network, just to provide wireless access for each PC and that's it.
I used to have the gigabit LAN configured with a Dlink DAP1522 bridge that created a single wireless connection between this wired LAn and the modem-router but it stopped working and I'm pretty done with it.
Your help will be very much appreciated!

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#1
February 3, 2012 at 14:26:02
Confused as to why you have this setup, you're not perchance connecting to someone else's WiFI are you?

You could D/L a tool like NIRSOFT Adapter Watch, http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/awatch... , and watch the data throughput on the wired & wireless network adapters to see what's transpiring with your data transfers. You'd notice right away (normally over WiFi data transfers can be slow) usually if the Gig LAN hard wire Ethernet was moving the data, or the slower WiFi Ethernet was moving the data.

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#2
February 3, 2012 at 14:35:31
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The gigabit network would be in a different subnet than the wifi internet and would not list a gateway. Enable netbios over tcp/ip on the nics with the gig network.

Disable netbios over tcp/ip on the internet connections.

Make a hosts file on each pc listing the pc name and its gigabit lan ip address.

This way all pc to pc name resolution/traffic will go via the gigabit and internet will go the way of wifi.

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#3
February 4, 2012 at 02:58:45
Thank you so much PC Geek for your fast response.
No, I'm not connecting to somebody else WiFi; the problem is that I cannot install a wire to connect the gigabit router to the internet modem. Then, though the gigabit LAN works OK I cannot make the PCs access the Internet.

So, on one hand I need the PCs to be networked on a gigabit LAN and on the other to have each PC access the Internet through a wireless connection.

I don't need to know if data is being transferred through the slow wireless or the fast gigabit, I need to define it; meaning to have the data being transferred through the gigabit exclusively and the Internet access be performed through the wireless network exclusively.

My question is how do I configure both networks (routers) and how each PC gigabit NIC on one hand and the wireless NIC on the other. Then, I need to figure out to which network and how to connect the printer that is wireless.

You help is very much appreciated.


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#4
February 4, 2012 at 05:15:09
Thank you so much wanderer for your fast response.
I'm not good with networking, I loaded the configuration you suggested but it doesn't look to work. All the gigabit connectivity is listed as "unidentified network" in the Network and Sharing Center.
Questions:
* Different subnet for each network would be, for example, 255.255.255.0 on one and 255.255.255.128 on the other?
* How does the line in the hosts file should look, what is the sintax? When loading this line, should other lines be modified or deleted?
Your help is much appreciated

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#5
February 4, 2012 at 05:25:42
You are confusing subnet with subnet mask.
If the internet network operates on IP range 192.168.0.xxx with subnet mask 255.255.255.0 then manually set the gigabit LAN IPs to a different IP subnet such as 192.168.1.xxx with subnet mask 255.255.255.0 then configure the protocol permissions as wanderer has outlined

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#6
February 4, 2012 at 13:33:33
From the let go the gigabit router was 192.168.0.1 and the wireless router 192.168.1.1
After loading the configuration suggested by wanderer the gigabit network is not working. I must be missing something.

The gigabit configuration on this PC is 192.168.0.100 / 255.255.255.0 / no default gateway and the netbios enabled on the WINS tab
With this configuration the local area connection shows as unidentified network and in the network window only this PC shows up.
Still, I can get into the other PCs and the Internet through the wireless network.

What should I check now? Thank you


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#7
February 5, 2012 at 10:41:26
lets see a ipconfig /all from one of the pcs

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#8
February 6, 2012 at 02:23:57
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
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C:\Users\Steven>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : NOVA
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 06-21-00-F2-69-5D
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros 802.11 a/b/g/n Dualband Wireless Network Module
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-21-00-F2-69-5D
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::d537:a27c:455a:8ccc%12(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.15(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Monday, February 06, 2012 05:17:03
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Monday, February 13, 2012 05:17:03
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 234889472
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-12-93-01-52-00-26-18-3E-12-13
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 64.71.255.198
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) 82567V-2 Gigabit Network Connection
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-26-18-3E-12-13
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::4dcd:f08e:690e:76e3%10(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.11(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, February 05, 2012 22:25:48
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, February 12, 2012 22:25:47
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 234890776
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-12-93-01-52-00-26-18-3E-12-13
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 64.71.255.198
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Tunnel adapter isatap.{14D9BA6E-AF12-487D-91D9-49B72EA7D0AF}:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 9:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:4137:9e76:3838:2e24:3f57:fff4(Preferred)
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::3838:2e24:3f57:fff4%11(Preferred)
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : ::
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

Tunnel adapter isatap.{9F3F22F3-13BA-4343-8FE0-45A4EDEB559B}:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #2
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter isatap.{DC5DF1A5-370B-4BDF-85CD-56512A05B3B3}:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #3
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes


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#9
February 6, 2012 at 04:04:12
Why are both the wireless and ethernet connections in the same subnet and show the same gateway & DNS ?
You need to manually configure the giganet connections with IPs in a differrent subnet group and to remove the gateway.

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#10
February 6, 2012 at 08:06:36
eneiman it didn't work because you didn't follow instructions.

You have the wired connection going to the same router you are using for wireless
You didn't set a static ip with no gateway for the gigabit lan.

You at least disable netbios over tcp/ip on the wifi lan.

Understand what you need to do now?

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