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November 5, 2004 12:34:14 PM

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Help! Where I live I can not get DSL or Cable, and so I use ISDN,
which works fine for my home office. I use a 3com OfficeConnect LAN
modem, to which I have connected a pc, laptop and phone. Since the
office doubles as a guest room, and my IBM laptop has a wireless G
card resident, I'd like to use wifi to work in other parts of my small
home when I have guests. I have had NO LUCK with wireless routers -
both Lynksys and Netgear say their routers don't work with ISDN (which
makes no sense to me, but what do I know?)

I emailed 3com with asking if there's a way to use wifi with their
modem. They don't support that model anymore, but a guy there
suggested that I need a wifi access point rather than a router.

What's the difference between an access point and a router?

Has anyone else out there succesfully used wifi with ISDN? If so,
what's the trick?

Thanks,

Nikki

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Anonymous
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November 5, 2004 3:51:05 PM

Archived from groups: alt.internet.wireless (More info?)

If you have a spare port on your Lan Modem you can get an access point such
as a http://www.linksys.com/products/product.asp?grid=33&sci... .

Wireless routers are really a router with a built in access point. An access
point is the device that actually talks to your laptop. Could be the 3com
was having trouble with the router part. I would try an Access Point and see
if it will work ok.



"NBaldwin" <nbaldwin@qwest.net> wrote in message
news:6c0181a6.0411050934.21d12dec@posting.google.com...
> Help! Where I live I can not get DSL or Cable, and so I use ISDN,
> which works fine for my home office. I use a 3com OfficeConnect LAN
> modem, to which I have connected a pc, laptop and phone. Since the
> office doubles as a guest room, and my IBM laptop has a wireless G
> card resident, I'd like to use wifi to work in other parts of my small
> home when I have guests. I have had NO LUCK with wireless routers -
> both Lynksys and Netgear say their routers don't work with ISDN (which
> makes no sense to me, but what do I know?)
>
> I emailed 3com with asking if there's a way to use wifi with their
> modem. They don't support that model anymore, but a guy there
> suggested that I need a wifi access point rather than a router.
>
> What's the difference between an access point and a router?
>
> Has anyone else out there succesfully used wifi with ISDN? If so,
> what's the trick?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Nikki
Anonymous
a b F Wireless
November 6, 2004 12:58:57 AM

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On 5 Nov 2004 09:34:14 -0800, in alt.internet.wireless , nbaldwin@qwest.net
(NBaldwin) wrote:

(snip details of someone with an ADSL modem/router they're trying to use
with wireless)

Buy yourself a cheap AP and plug it into a spare port on your
officeconnect, which I believe has a builtin 4-port switch.

>What's the difference between an access point and a router?

Nothing, except a wireless router has a WAN port for connection to the
internet, and probably some sort of firewall, and probably a 4-port switch
builtin. :-) The wireless side is identical.



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November 8, 2004 2:01:48 PM

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Thank you both for your assistance. Nikki
!