Reconfiguring my Home Wireless Network

Discussion in 'Wireless Networks' started by Madden, Jun 20, 2007.

  1. Madden

    Madden Guest

    I have a BT Voyager 802.11g wireless modem/router.
    http://www.voyager.bt.com/wireless_devices/voyager_2100/product_info.htmX
    It is connected to four devices by way of the ethernet ports so the
    wireless part is not actually used.
    The broadband connection is via a quite long extension cable from the
    main BT master socket. It works fine for my 1Mb service but I am
    contemplating updating to rate adaptive broadband (MAX up to 8Mb),
    which is quite likely to suffer from the interference introduced by
    this meandering extension.
    I want to move the modem/router down to the BT master socket and
    connect wirelessly to the original equipment upstairs but I do not
    want to fit wireless cards to each box.
    I would prefer to get a wireless router? with a four ethernet switch
    built in and so just have a sort of wireless bridge.
    Can anyone suggest a suitable router for this purpose which would be a
    good match for the Voyager and am I likely to run into any problems
    WRT setting this up?
     
    Madden, Jun 20, 2007
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  2. Hi
    Since you do not want install a Wireless card in each computer you have to
    use Wireless Bridging.
    May be this can Help,
    http://www.ezlan.net/bridging.html

    Jack (MVP-Networking).
     
    Jack \(MVP-Networking\)., Jun 20, 2007
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  3. Madden

    Madden Guest

    Thanks Jack, just what I needed and a very useful site. I have
    bookmarked it for future reference.
    So, basically, move my Modem/router downstairs, brush off my old 8
    port switch, connect it to the new WET54G on an uplink and then to the
    PCs and my networked printer and configure it.

    I should be ablt to manage that.

    regards
     
    Madden, Jun 21, 2007
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