How to join 2 diffeerent network segments
jvian10 at charter.net
Thu Jan 19 13:54:45 UTC 2006
On Thu, 2006-01-19 at 00:47 -0800, Kam Leo wrote:
> On 1/18/06, Barry Yu <barryyu-cts at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> > In the office there is already an existing LAN with 6 desktop machine 1
> > dns server / dhcp server / gateway, ip address range 10.1.10.110 ~
> > 10.1.10.240, connection of entire LAN is by cable with a switch box,
> > every machine is working fine.
> > Now I want to add a Linksys router WRT54G in the office to enable 2 more
> > laptops ( or more than 2) equipped with built-in wireless network card
> > for the network, how ever, these laptops can only go to the Internet and
> > communicate with other wireless laptop in the same wireless group (Same
> > ssid), but can't communicate with those wired desktops, the way I
> > connect the wireless router is : With a cat 5 cable one end connects
> > from the Internet port of router and the other end goes to one of the
> > port in the switch box ( Where all desktops are connected). I would
> > imagin that unless all of the desktop each adds a wireless network card
> > to enable them to join the wireless network group, otherwise 2 different
> > network segments can't communicate at all - Can anyone give some ideas
> > how to make the wireless group to join the wired group?
> Don't make the WRT54G a dhcp server. Use the one that you already have
> for your wired network.
In this scenario, Instead of connecting the internet port of the WRT54G
to the switch I would connect one of the switch/LAN ports of the WRT54G
to the wired switch. At present you are using the WRT54G as a router,
and for your plan it would work better if used as a switch/AP only.
Now you would have one continuous network, with 2 switches. The DHCP
server on the rest of your network provides addresses, and the WRT54G
only provides an access point for wireless connection.
There are devices that are access points only and are a little less
expensive than the WRT54G (but not much).
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