Networking help

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  1. Joseph Scumsworth

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    Networking help *First working solution wins a 6 month sub

    Network 1)

    -2 wired workstations
    -Gateway
    -Modem

    Network 2)

    -1 workstation
    -1 laserjet
    -1 switch

    Aside from that I have 1 workstation in an adjacent building.(already has wireless adapter) Using wireless what hardware will be necessary to have these all connected? :hs:

    Regards,

    PS - Equipment as follows:

    1 - WRT45G
    1 - WAP200
    1 - Wired router
     
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    get one wifi adapter, connct to lone CPU. Connect two weed CPUs to switch and qirlss access point. Profit.
     
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    wtf is a qirll access point? I only have a linksys WAP200. :sad2:

    And for some reason the WAP and the Wireless router/switch don't like talking to eachother or bridging the connection.
     
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    how far are the two networks?

    if you are contemplating wireless, all you need is a wireless bridge plugged into the uplink of the switch in network 2
     
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    Now would the lone pc be able to connect into the bridged connection?
     
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    through the switch...

    but just did some quick research...the WAP200 has a wireless bridge mode. plug everything from network 2 into the WAP200, put into bridge mode, and connect to the 45g
     
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    Done it, doesn't want to work. :hs:

    If I set the AP even as a repeater, it'll see the network. I put the MAC for the 45G in, can't get the machine from network 2 to ping the router or the machines on network 1.
     
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    found this

    http://reviews-cdn.cdw.com/5421/1138177/reviews.htm

    "Bridging 2 WAP200's together fails to pass anything other than a ping. I can ping all day long to any available IP. But I cannot open a web page by name or IP, no ftp by name or IP, no rdp by name or IP, no pop/smtp email by name or IP. I do get a valid dhcp IP across the bridge with a valid route and dns setting. Unit has the latest firmware 1.14 as of 07/2007 from the support web site. Don't tell me it is my PC because as soon as I bypass the bridge and plug into the local switch everything works. BRIDGE MODE DOES NOT WORK. As an access point this unit was easy to configure and operated good. But as a bridge they fail."
     
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    I'm thinking since the AP has only 1 port and is connected to the router for network 2, I'm going to have to exchange it for a bridge with more ports. When I put the AP in the uplink port that doesn't work.

    Also, I have all addresses set to static, disabled NAT, etc.
     
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    Any recommendations for a bridge that doesn't suck?
     
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    keep going, things are looking good for ya so far.
     
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    Network 1:
    Modem--->Wrt45g--->workstations

    Network 2:

    Wireless bridge/adapter ---> uplink port of switch ---> to workstation/printer
     
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    or... make it all one network by getting a wireless adapter for the workstation and a wireless print server for the printer

    this way you don't have to worry about bridging two AP's


    there are several ways to do this...post back with any questions
     
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    Some of them do not work so great. do some research if you descide to go with a wireless print server.

    Most of the time we plug the printer into a wireless router / access point and hide it behind the printer.
     
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    guess it depends on how much you print... of course it's always better to go wired given the choice
     
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    We have had more of a compatibility between devices and the amount of software involved than an actual problem with the wireless print servers.

    If you research and find a product that will work with your network it works great. A printer will not use that much bandwidth if set up right. Most people just go to office depot and buy the cheap crap and call me because it does not work. In all honesty it does not bother me that much. If they are willing to pay me $125 to make a $35 print server work, I am all for it.
     
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    Yeah I got a wireless printer and it was a piece of shit, I ended up getting an RMA for it.

    Any rate, thanks and I'll apply this all when I get in tomorrow. When it works I'll cough up.
     
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    I did that, the AP wouldn't even work in the uplink port. I'll RMA that tomorrow, too.
     
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    don't worry about the sub...

    good luck with the network
     

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