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Old 12-15-2007, 04:40 PM
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Hi there!
I have a normal LAN network, with a non-wireless Router. But then i have my laptop with a wireless net-card, so i want to make my router send out a wireless signal. So i bought a Cnet, CWA-854 access point.. Will that do the job?? and if it will, how am I suposed to set it up then?? I have tried many different metodes, with no sucess.

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Old 12-15-2007, 07:28 PM
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I am not familiar with the Cnet AP, but if it is a standard AP then for the most part you should just point the Default Gateway to your router and it should work. If it needs DNS entries then point it to your router or your ISP DNS or a public DNS.

Obviously you would setup the IP of the AP to something that fits your network.

The LAN connection on the AP can just plug into the LAN connection in the Router.

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Old 12-16-2007, 03:51 PM
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Well, thank you for the reply, im' kind of a newb at computer, so i'm not familia with the words: DNS entries, ISP DNS and public DNS.
Do you think there is an online guide or something like that, somewhere?
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Old 12-16-2007, 05:43 PM
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Try this link

Domain name system - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Old 12-16-2007, 07:30 PM
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Alright, thank you so much, maybe this is stupid questions, but how do you know if it needs DNS entries? And how do you know which IP fits your network?

Thanks again
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Old 12-17-2007, 01:16 AM
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What you will want to find out is the IP address of your Router, and what IP your DHCP server is issuing (if your router has DHCP).

If your router has an IP of 192.168.1.1/255.255.255.0 (very common) then your network is said to be 192.168.1.0/24 or 192.168.1.1 to 192.168.1.254. Any address within that range is valid.

You will know if your Router needs DNS entries because the manual will tell you, or the router may just ask for it during the setup procedure. It varies from device to device. I don't use a router as I have a dedicated firewall and that acts as my router.

If in dout read the manual.

From all accounts setting up a router is very straight forward so don't get to worried about it, and after all if you get stuck you can always ask here for specific information.

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Old 12-17-2007, 03:16 PM
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alright.. But the problem is, that the router is my father's works', so it has a strong firewall, and i can't access it and change the setup, but i guess i can see the IP-adress, but how do I do that. Unfortantly it didnt came with a manual
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Old 12-18-2007, 07:57 AM
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Assuming you can connect to it and it is issuing IP then the gateway address will be the IP of the Router. Or you could just ask the person managing the device for the information you are after.

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Old 12-18-2007, 04:13 PM
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Alright Sorry for asking so much, but I just want to be sure: In network connection details it sais:
Connection-specific DNS suffic = domain.invalid
Physical Address: 00-1B-FC-C3-67-22
DHCP Enabled: YES
IPv4 IP Adress: 192.168.1.89
IPv4 Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
IPv4 Default Gateway: 192.168.1.1
IPv4 DHCP Server: 192.168.1.1
IPv4 DNS Server: 192.168.1.1

Is everything setup right then?? Or do i have to change some things?
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Old 12-22-2007, 02:17 PM
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anyone?
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Old 01-09-2008, 01:56 PM
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Hi, i have a laptop and use a wireless router at home, but when i go to college i cannot connect to any of the wireless networks on campus. When trying to diagnose the problem it reads: windows is not receiving the required information from the wireless router. The signal strength is strong, so it has nothing to do with low signals. Anyone offer any suggestions?

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Aoife
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Old 01-20-2008, 12:59 AM
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May be you need an account with the college WLAN, ask their IT dept.
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