Can't figure out how to connect my networks..

Discussion in 'Wireless Internet' started by Text, May 18, 2004.

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    Text Guest

    I have a linksys befw11sr connected to the internet, a few pc's with cat 5
    and it acts as an access point for wireless devices (my laptop).

    I have an xbox, tivo, and 2 pc's in another room that I can't reach with
    cat5 and I get a very weak wireless signal there.

    Is there a device that will act as an access point and allow me to hook up a
    hub so that I can get all the devices on the network and use wireless
    devices in room? I know 1 wap11 doesn't do this, but does the wet11?
     
    Text, May 18, 2004
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    Jerry Park Guest

    The wet11 is a bridge. You can use two of them to extend your network
    through areas where you can't run a wire.

    I use two wet11's to bridge a firewall (a litereal concrete block
    firewall) at work, since fire codes don't allow penetrations in the
    firewall. Plug a hub/switch into the remote wet11 and you have a
    seamless extended network.
     
    Jerry Park, May 18, 2004
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    Text Guest

    Thanks for that info.. Will wireless devices and devices on the hub be able
    to use the wet11? Basicall can the WET11 act as a repeater and access point
    at the same time.
     
    Text, May 18, 2004
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    Jerry Park Guest

    The wet11 is just a bridge. It is not an AP (as a bridge, it runs in ad
    hoc mode). If you connect to it, you do so in ad hoc mode.

    It basically just replaces a section of wiring.

    LAN ----> wet11 wet11 -----> LAN
     
    Jerry Park, May 18, 2004
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    Text Guest

    Oh... doesn't the WAP11 do the same thing?

    Could you draw for me how I would add wireless devices to both of those lans as well wired devices. Assume that one of the Lans has internet access (cable modem) and I want all devices to be able to access it
    The wet11 is just a bridge. It is not an AP (as a bridge, it runs in ad hoc mode). If you connect to it, you do so in ad hoc mode.

    It basically just replaces a section of wiring.

    LAN ----> wet11 wet11 -----> LAN




    Text wrote:
    Thanks for that info.. Will wireless devices and devices on the hub be able
    to use the wet11? Basicall can the WET11 act as a repeater and access point
    at the same time.
    Text wrote:

    I have a linksys befw11sr connected to the internet, a few pc's with cat
    5
    and it acts as an access point for wireless devices (my laptop).

    I have an xbox, tivo, and 2 pc's in another room that I can't reach with
    cat5 and I get a very weak wireless signal there.

    Is there a device that will act as an access point and allow me to hook
    up a
    hub so that I can get all the devices on the network and use wireless
    devices in room? I know 1 wap11 doesn't do this, but does the wet11?




    The wet11 is a bridge. You can use two of them to extend your network
    through areas where you can't run a wire.

    I use two wet11's to bridge a firewall (a litereal concrete block
    firewall) at work, since fire codes don't allow penetrations in the
    firewall. Plug a hub/switch into the remote wet11 and you have a
    seamless extended network.
     
    Text, May 18, 2004
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    Jerry Park Guest

    The wap11 may do the same thing. I don't have one of those.

    Cable modem
    |
    router/AP (wireless router or router with AP plugged in)
    |
    wired computers and wet11 --> wet11
    |

    wireless computers hub/switch
    |
    wired
    computers + AP

    wireless
    computers

    If you let the router distribute DHCP addresses, both LAN segments can
    be on the same subnet.
     
    Jerry Park, May 18, 2004
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