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Trying to change the default gateway for the wifi to blank

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  • NIC
  • Default Gateway
  • WiFi
  • Wireless Network
  • Routers
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January 19, 2014 2:32:20 PM

Hi fellow connectors

i have a a wired NIC with strong web access and wish to simultaneously run a non-web network from a wireless NIC

router for wired is on 192.168.2.3 and gets good web access

router for wifi on 192.168.1.1 and easily connects to a non-web network

prob is web drops when wifi connects

i am trying to change the default gateway for the wifi to blank

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January 19, 2014 4:18:01 PM

Some routers will not let you set the gateway to blank in the DHCP settings....I suspect to protect stupid people from themselves.

You will likely have to use static ip in the PC. You can then just leave the gateway blank in the PC setup.
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January 19, 2014 4:46:21 PM

thanks bill
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January 20, 2014 7:44:19 PM

bill001g said:
Some routers will not let you set the gateway to blank in the DHCP settings....I suspect to protect stupid people from themselves.

You will likely have to use static ip in the PC. You can then just leave the gateway blank in the PC setup.

bill, do i need to change the tcp/ip for the wireless nic?
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January 21, 2014 5:31:42 AM

Yes that is where you set the static IP address. Just leave the gateway blank
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January 21, 2014 11:28:15 AM

okidoki

static now 192.168.1.12 and with nothing in gateway
but unsure what to put in DNS and advanced?
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January 21, 2014 11:39:35 AM

The DNS you would want to leave blank also. You can really only have 1 DNS in a network but unlike the default gateway if both are function if it chooses the wrong one it won't cause any problems.
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January 21, 2014 11:52:52 AM

roger

fails to connect, saying "prob with router"

i am concerned because router is set to broadcast it's SSID but not rec'd by a distant wireless adapter, but wait for while since i have AP arriving...perhaps adapter is too distant

has now arrived.....still configuring ha!
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January 22, 2014 1:42:40 PM

bill, i am confused...should i make the SSID in this access pt the same as the router for the wifi?
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January 22, 2014 1:58:04 PM

It is up to you. You want the channel to be different but the SSID can be the same or different. If it is the same the PC will automatically attempt to connect to the strongest but it always does not pick the best. If you make it different then you must manually tell the PC which it use and if you want to switch then you must change it. All depends if you want to be in control or hope the PC does a good job.
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