Hi. I have a wireless router which provides my internet. In another room is where I have all of my computers. I am setting up a home server with WHS 2011 on it to do backups of 3 computers, file sharing, and hosting some LAN games.
So I am buying a wireless router for my computer room that my server will be the WAN (I believe that's how I'd do it, correct me if I'm wrong). I also want to have internet on this router as well to provide a better signal.
So I guess what I'm asking is if I plug in my server as the WAN, how would I also get internet to broadcast from the same router? Or is it possible? If not, how do you recommend I set things up.
My computer room is about 100 feet away from my router and 3 or 4 walls.
Currently the only router I have is the one that serves my internet. I am looking inyo getting a second one. The primary goal of the second router is to have a wireless network connection to my Windows Home Server so I dont have to have a bunch of wires, and I could access it from my laptop from anywhere in my house.
What I am after is I have a poor internet connection strength in my computer room, so everything is connected via ethernet cable from my internet router. I am wondering if it would be possible to use my second router as a wifi 'waypoint' if you call it that so all of my computers can be completely wireless and get the internet and my server connection from the same router (my second one)
I still havent purchased the second router, so maybe some suggestions on which one I should get would be helpful. My target budget is $50ish
Thanks for your patients. I have no real previous networking experience.
go Start then Run in XP - (Windows key plus R in Vista and Windows 7), then type in the following, including all the spaces:- cmd /k ipconfig /all -- then press Enter and from the black form that shows up, take a note of the numeric code beside the word "gateway" -- usually something like 192.168.0.1. Type exit to close the black form.
log into your new router and setup the wireless security
turn off the DHCP and change the LAN IP to the Gateway IP but ending in 253.
finally connect one of the four LAN ports to your main router
This how you setup a router as an AP (Access Point)
Wireless from a local brand, Symplified Technologies located in Central Washington. Its only 1mbps because that's the best that I can get around here ungortunately. Its not satelite, DSL or Dialup if you were wondering