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October 5, 2004 8:50:35 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.broadbandnet.hardware (More info?)

I have 2 Win 98 computers that i want to network together
using wireless devices. I have 2 mn-700 base stations
(routers) and both computers have ethernet cards
installed, is there a way to network these computers
together wirelessly using the second router instead of an
wireless adapter?

Thanks

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October 5, 2004 12:41:20 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.broadbandnet.hardware (More info?)

These instructions will tell you how to connect two Mn-700's together.
I have posted it several times last month though so I think you should
have done a search first.

One of the two following hardware configurations will allow you to
expand your Microsoft Broadband Network.

The first one is connected via wires & the second one is connected via
wireless.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Wired connection configuration information.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

Broadband modem --> WAN port of MN-100, MN-500, or MN-700 #1
MN-100, MN-500, or MN-700 #1 LAN port #2 --> WAN port of MN-500 or MN-700 #2
MN-100, MN-500, or MN-700 #1 LAN port #3 --> WAN port of MN-500 or
MN-700 #3 (if available)

-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Wireless connection configuration information.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

(For this configuration you can only use WEP & MAC filtering, for
wireless security, because the MN-740 doesn't support WPA.)

Broadband modem --> WAN port of MN-500 or MN-700 #1
MN-740 --> WAN port of MN-500, or MN-700 #2
MN-740 --> WAN port of MN-500, or MN-700 #3 (if available)

You will have to configure each MN-740 on an Xbox to connect to the
wireless network you want the second & third router to connect to.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------
General configuration information for both network connection types.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

Make sure all MN-100's & MN-500's are running the latest firmware which
is 1.11.017

Make sure all MN-700's are running the latest firmware which is 2.01.02.0590

Make sure all MN-740's are running the latest firmware which is 1.00.02.0021

Now let’s look at the setup of each MN-100, MN-500, or MN-700:

MN-100, MN-500, or MN-700 #1
Router mode
LAN IP address at default of 192.168.2.1
Some SSID (if wireless)
Some WEP key or WPA key (If the entire network supports WPA)
Channel 6 (if wireless)

MN-500 or MN-700 #2
Bridge mode
LAN IP address at 192.168.2.42, outside of default DHCP range
Same SSID
Same WEP key or WPA key (If the entire network supports WPA)
Channel 1

MN-500 or MN-700 #3 (if available)
Bridge mode
LAN IP address at 192.168.2.43, outside of default DHCP range
Same SSID
Same WEP key or WPA key (If the entire network supports WPA)
Channel 11


If you keep the SSID and WEP key or WPA key (If the entire network
supports WPA) the same for all base stations, people will be able to
move between locations and get a connection, without needing to change
there configuration as they move.

If you are using WEP on some but WPA on other wireless routers you will
have to reconfigure the wireless settings as you switch between wireless
networks.

You need to select non-overlapping channels for the base stations to
prevent interference.

Non-overlapping channels have at least 5 channels between them as 1, 6,
& 11 do.

Channels 1, 6, & 11 are the three non-overlapping channels.

There are more combinations if you only need two channels.

One last note 2.4 & many 5.8 GHz phones (The models that use the 2.4 GHz
frequency as well as the 5.8 GHZ frequency) will cause interference with
802.11b & 802.11g wireless networking hardware, as 802.11b & 802.11g
both use the 2.4 GHz frequency.


Jim wrote:
> I have 2 Win 98 computers that i want to network together
> using wireless devices. I have 2 mn-700 base stations
> (routers) and both computers have ethernet cards
> installed, is there a way to network these computers
> together wirelessly using the second router instead of an
> wireless adapter?
>
> Thanks

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Anonymous
October 6, 2004 8:37:42 AM

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>-----Original Message-----
>I have 2 Win 98 computers that i want to network together
>using wireless devices. I have 2 mn-700 base stations
>(routers) and both computers have ethernet cards
>installed, is there a way to network these computers
>together wirelessly using the second router instead of an
>wireless adapter?
>
>Thanks
I tried what you said-computer #1 ( router and modem )
looks ok. computer #2 i connected to a lan port to the
ethernet card on my #2 computer-it show that I am not
connected to the Wan and the Lan shows the m700 access
point. why cant i connect to computer #1. sorry i am new
at this. thanks
>
October 7, 2004 12:11:35 AM

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If you read my directions you will notice that the MN-700 needs to
either have a wired connection or a wireless network bridge to connect
to the other router. Those are your only options with the Microsoft
hardware.

anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com wrote:

>>-----Original Message-----
>>I have 2 Win 98 computers that i want to network together
>>using wireless devices. I have 2 mn-700 base stations
>>(routers) and both computers have ethernet cards
>>installed, is there a way to network these computers
>>together wirelessly using the second router instead of an
>>wireless adapter?
>>
>>Thanks
>
> I tried what you said-computer #1 ( router and modem )
> looks ok. computer #2 i connected to a lan port to the
> ethernet card on my #2 computer-it show that I am not
> connected to the Wan and the Lan shows the m700 access
> point. why cant i connect to computer #1. sorry i am new
> at this. thanks
>

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assistance.

If your question is worth asking, it's worth posting.

If it’s not worth posting you should have done a search on
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