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May 27, 2005 11:00:44 PM

Hey guys... I need some help.
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Ok, downstairs I have a comp that's got a wireless router on it. I can't connect em to upstairs comps becuase it would be too hard.

On my computer I have a USB wireless adapter.

the 2 upstairs computers have a network. We are wired together.

My question is could I share my internet connection through the wired network? It's coming in through the USB could I pass it on through network?
May 28, 2005 12:44:54 AM

1 - Is the wireless router connected to cable or DSl modem?
2 - Does the wireless router have open ports for wired ethernet?
3 - Are the comps upstairs just talking to each other or not talking at all
4 - Where is the usb wifi adapter? That is still unclear to me?
5 - What make and model WiFI router are you using?


What it looks like is this:


Downstairs...................Upstairs
WiFi Router <--wifi link--> CompUSB WiFi <-wired->Comp (NIC)
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v
Computer (wired NIC)

Is this right?
May 28, 2005 1:10:03 AM

1) cable
2) not sure
3) talking- perfectly, I've shared a dialup connection b/t these two
4) my personal comp(comp1)
5) Netgear MR814

Upstairs:::::
Comp2<--wired link-->Comp1(hub to comp1, usb to comp3
^
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v
Comp 3(netgear router)
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May 28, 2005 1:30:03 AM

Well I don't know your budget is but my 1st choice would be to get a wifi adapter for comp1 and that should do it, if I understand your diagram right.

That is the easiest way and you can get rid of the hub. I would test the wifi usb from comp1 on comp2 first to see if it will link up (you may have location issues with the 11.b). If it does your good to go. Maybe get the same model wifi usb or see example for another.

SInce the MR814 is 802.11b you should get a usb wifi that is 802.11b as well (don't get 802.11g unless you plan on upgrading everything soon).
<A HREF="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1683..." target="_new">Example at New egg</A>
PCI 802.11b are even cheaper.
May 28, 2005 3:28:11 AM

So if I understand you correctly...

<i>Upstairs</i>
Hub----->Comp1<--USB Wifi Adapter (Has Internet access)
`----->Comp2 (no Internet access)

<i>Downstairs</i>
Cable Modem----->Netgear Router--->Comp3 (Has Internet, of course)

If you change your mind and decide that you want to run a cat-5 cable from downstairs to upstairs, you can place the Netgear router upstairs and eliminate the hub completely. The cat-5 cable would connect directly from the modem (downstairs) to the Netgear router (upstairs). Comp1 and Comp2 would be wired to the Netgear router, and both would have Internet access. The USB wifi adapter would be connected to Comp3 downstairs.

If you decide against this, the easiest thing to do is buy another USB wifi adapter for the second upstairs computer.
May 28, 2005 3:57:40 AM

Yep, this will work too. Unless roman has a spool of cable, connectors and a crimping tool already then:
<A HREF="http://www.ramelectronics.net/html/cat5e_cables.html#25" target="_new">25 foot Cat5 about $8.00</A>
<A HREF="http://www.ramelectronics.net/html/cat5e_cables.html" target="_new">50 foot Cat5 about $20.00</A>
<A HREF="http://www.ramelectronics.net/html/cat5e_cables.html" target="_new">75 foot Cat5 about $24.00</A>

With install mods and his time it may add more cost. It starts to be cheaper and maybe simpler to get the other USB wifi adapter (about $30.00 w/S&H). Of course with a wired solution (if he can do it) he won't have signal strength or possible location problems.
June 13, 2005 10:15:54 PM

I set up a D-Link 614+ wireless router & 4 port wired for internet access and file sharing. When my daughter is home from college, I drop a D-Link DWL-520 card into her PC. After configuration, it works just fine. The set up is 802.11b compliant and for in the house, it's just fine. Her room is also downstairs in the SE corner and the router is upstairs in the NW corner.

I know enuff to be dangerous. :tongue:
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