Advise on adding wireless to home LAN

Discussion in 'Wireless Internet' started by Kev, Apr 26, 2004.

  1. Kev

    Kev Guest

    Hi all.

    I am after some advise re setting up a wireless access point on my LAN
    at home. I currently have two XP Pro machines, one connected to the
    internet via ISDN, to remote for adsl yet, and acting as a gateway via
    vsocks. The second machine connects through the gateway box. I'm not
    using ICS for this as I found it caused more problems than it was
    worth.

    I want to add a wireless access point to this setup and have a Linksys
    WAP11 available. This doesn't seem to let me access at present. Have I
    got this wrong or should I be using something else on the network? I'm
    very rusty with all this.

    Many thanks
    Kev
     
    Kev, Apr 26, 2004
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  2. assuming the two machnies talk via ethernet through a hub/switch then
    the Linksys AP should be fine plugged into there too. Is the cable the
    right sex ie does the link light for that port show up on the
    hub/switch and on the linksys ? Need to get it on the right IP space
    and the like - what's its default IP and can you access its config
    pages ?

    Phil
     
    Phil Thompson, Apr 26, 2004
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  3. Kev

    Kev Guest

    Hi Phil

    I can access the confige from the browser and I I have set the WAP11
    to 192.168.2.251 with the xp boxes as 192.168.2.1 and .2 I've also set
    the WAP11 gateway IP to 192.168.2.1 which is the machine with the isdn
    card in it.

    The link light is on on the switch. I must have missed something
    somewhere.

    Kev
     
    Kev, Apr 27, 2004
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  4. so the PCs are wired and both can ping the WAP11, yes ?

    where does the wireless client come into this, I've slept since
    yesterday. Can you ping the AP from the wireless client, can you ping
    the XP boxes, or is 192.168.2.2 a wireless client.

    BTW what's the right subnet mask to use with 192.168.2.x addresses,
    255.255.0.0 ?

    Phil
     
    Phil Thompson, Apr 27, 2004
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  5. Kev

    Ron Bandes Guest

    The 192 in the first octet of the IP address indicates a Class C network.
    The default mask for a Class C network is 255.255.255.0 . With your use of
    host numbers ranging from 1 to 251 I would stick with the default.

    Ron Bandes, CCNP, CTT+
     
    Ron Bandes, Apr 28, 2004
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  6. Kev

    Kev Guest

    Yes. I can ping from within the wired network without problem. In fact
    I can see each machine from the other and access the internet and
    access the AP config screen all from within the wired network
    The wireless client is an ipaq 5550 PDA and that doesn't want to play
    at all. It see's the AP and connects to it but will not let me connect
    to any of the wired machines or the internet. I'm getting a new laptop
    for work today with wifi so I'll try that as well. As the PDA works on
    other peoples networks ok I reckon it's my setup of the network thats
    at fault.

    Not sure. I must admit I just set it up as 255.255.255.0 and haven't
    tried anything else.

    I have taken the vsocks server out of the equation and set up ICS on
    the gateway machine for the moment to see if I was getting a problem
    from that. Doesn't seemed to have changed anything.
     
    Kev, Apr 28, 2004
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