New Vista Computer Connecting a MN-500 Broadband Base Station

Discussion in 'Broadband Hardware' started by pyz01, Jun 6, 2008.

  1. pyz01

    pyz01 Guest

    I have a question.

    I just purchased a new Vista Home Premium computer to replace a older XP
    computer that had a MN-500 Broadband Base Station connected to it using the
    Broadband Wireless Utility. The new Vista Computer connects to the Base
    station via its own wireless adpater very easily (once I enter the key).

    My question, however, is if I connect the Base Station directly to the Vista
    Computer to make it the primary server for my wireless network, will it work
    or will the MN-500 not work (because it does not appear to be Vista
    Compatible)? Sorry if the question does not make sense, I need the new
    computer to be the main server and do not want to trash the network if I try
    to make it so.

    Ken
     
    pyz01, Jun 6, 2008
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    Jason Tsang Guest

    No computer has to act as a 'main' computer for the router. The router is
    completely standalone.

    Even the 'software' for the router is redundant, as you can configure
    everything in the router by going to http://192.168.2.1


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    pyz01 Guest

    Jason

    Thanks much! I took the chance of disconnecting the "old" computer and
    placed a wireless adapter on it - and sure enough - you were exactly correct.

    The router is stand alone and I am in business! Thanks for your reply!

    Ken
     
    pyz01, Jun 7, 2008
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    Barb Bowman Guest

    be aware that WEP is no longer secure and is easily broken. you are
    putting your data, privacy and security at risk. please consider
    purchasing a new modern router that supports WPA2 wireless security.
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    Barb Bowman, Jun 7, 2008
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    Droach Guest

    I have a different situation.

    I have a printer connected to my MN-500 base station. I had a couple XP and
    200 laptops on the network that accessed the printer with no problem.

    I now have 2 Vista computers and while I have no problem using the base
    station to access the internet, I cannot see the printer.

    Any help?

    thanks
     
    Droach, Aug 18, 2008
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    Barb Bowman Guest

    what printer? connected by Ethernet? print server?

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    Barb Bowman, Aug 18, 2008
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