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October 21, 2004 6:34:31 AM

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

I have a linksys wireless router connected to my broadband
modem for internet access. From one of the wired ports I
ran cat five cable to the basement of my office building
to set up an access point. I have a microsoft base
station in the basement configured as a access point so
that my wireless desktops can join the network. My
problem is that I keep getting an error message saying
that the WEP key is incorrect. Also without acesspoint
connection I can't determine if my linksys router is even
seeing my microsoft router that is set up as an access
point. Can you suggest a remedy.

Gene

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October 21, 2004 9:29:06 AM

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

How is the Microsoft router connecting to the Linksys router?

Have you read my directions on how to do this?

If you haven't here they are again. Just remember you are using the
linksys router for Router #1.

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.

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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.


Gene wrote:

> I have a linksys wireless router connected to my broadband
> modem for internet access. From one of the wired ports I
> ran cat five cable to the basement of my office building
> to set up an access point. I have a microsoft base
> station in the basement configured as a access point so
> that my wireless desktops can join the network. My
> problem is that I keep getting an error message saying
> that the WEP key is incorrect. Also without acesspoint
> connection I can't determine if my linksys router is even
> seeing my microsoft router that is set up as an access
> point. Can you suggest a remedy.
>
> Gene

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