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johnny - Mar 20, 2011 at 09:10 AM
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- Mar 30, 2011 at 05:54 PM
Hello,

I have LAN at my office and all Pcs are connected to the server via switch and internet is running
but my boss want to add two more Pcs or laptop to the same network without wire you suggest me what is the best way.

Thanks

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Mar 24, 2011 at 08:21 PM
the best way would be to purchase a WIRELESS ACCESS POINT.

plug it into the network and log into the web console via internet explorer (you may need the manual to do so or IP address will be on the bottom)

once you're logged in, give it a STATIC ip address.

best way to do this would be to go onto a PC on the network already and go to start > control panel > network connections

right click on local area network > status

take down the IP address of that machine (eg 192.168.1.XXX)

default gateway (eg. 192.168.1.1)

DNS (eg. 192.168.1.1)


then from the same PC, go to start > run > cmd > OK

type for example: ping 192.168.1.5 (5 being a random number just to find an IP address which isnt being used)

if this comes back with request timed out then go ahead and put the 192.168.1.5 IP into the access point along with subnest mask (default it is 255.255.255.0), default gateway, DNS.

obviously then setup the SSID and WPA/WEP password.
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Mar 30, 2011 at 05:54 PM
The PC's are very likely to require a PCI WLAN card installing for wireless access. it's worth noting that accessing databases over a wireless connection is also not recommended.
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