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Anonymous
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April 20, 2004 4:00:11 PM

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I noticed one of the local stores is selling a Belkin router (4 e-net plus
802.11b wireless) for around $20. Seems like a good buy. Although I don't
currently have a DSL connection, I suppose eventually I will. In the
meantime, I would like to use it to connect to my laptop and my Ipaq2215,
both of which have 802.11b cards. My tower has an e-net port on it which I
don't use, so connecting to the router shouldn't be a problem physically. Am
I correct in thinking that this will do what I have in mind, both now and in
the future? I'm relatively new to wireless, although I have been able to get
my Ipaq on a few local hotspots....

m9877c at yahoo dot com

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Anonymous
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April 21, 2004 12:59:49 AM

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"Perry Noid" <nobody@home.com> wrote in message
news:108ai7ksholdd8a@corp.supernews.com...
> I noticed one of the local stores is selling a Belkin router (4 e-net plus
> 802.11b wireless) for around $20. Seems like a good buy. Although I don't
> currently have a DSL connection, I suppose eventually I will. In the
> meantime, I would like to use it to connect to my laptop and my Ipaq2215,
> both of which have 802.11b cards. My tower has an e-net port on it which I
> don't use, so connecting to the router shouldn't be a problem physically.
Am
> I correct in thinking that this will do what I have in mind, both now and
in
> the future?

i did this with a Netgear MR814v2 - and it works (i followed an app note
from the netgear site).

But - without the router connected up on the WAN, wireless devices seem to
drop out more - cascading it form another router has solved that, but stops
file sharing to my LAN connected PCs. Since i dont need that it is "good
enough", but an AP (even for a bit more money) may be a better bet.

I also cant get it to find a time source, or send logs without a WAN
connection - not a big deal but irritating

I'm relatively new to wireless, although I have been able to get
> my Ipaq on a few local hotspots....
>
> m9877c at yahoo dot com
--
Regards

Stephen Hope - return address needs fewer xxs
Anonymous
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April 21, 2004 1:33:46 AM

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I got a Belkin wireless router/gateway at Thanksgiving for $20 with sale and
rebate - it has a "AP Only" mode - check Belkin's web site for the
documentation of the model for sale at the store near you. Despite what the
documentation says on mine I can't use the WAN port when in "AP Only" mode -
obviously a documentation error - works fine with my LAN connection in one
of the 4 LAN switch ports.

Don Woodward


"Perry Noid" <nobody@home.com> wrote in message
news:108ai7ksholdd8a@corp.supernews.com...
> I noticed one of the local stores is selling a Belkin router (4 e-net plus
> 802.11b wireless) for around $20. Seems like a good buy. Although I don't
> currently have a DSL connection, I suppose eventually I will. In the
> meantime, I would like to use it to connect to my laptop and my Ipaq2215,
> both of which have 802.11b cards. My tower has an e-net port on it which I
> don't use, so connecting to the router shouldn't be a problem physically.
Am
> I correct in thinking that this will do what I have in mind, both now and
in
> the future? I'm relatively new to wireless, although I have been able to
get
> my Ipaq on a few local hotspots....
>
> m9877c at yahoo dot com
>
>
>
>
>
Anonymous
a b F Wireless
April 23, 2004 12:28:08 AM

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----- Original Message -----
From: "shope"
>I also cant get it to find a time source,
>or send logs without a WAN
>connection - not a big deal but irritating

I'm using a second wifi router as a wired remote access point / switch and
it gets out to a time server. Guess it depends on overall configs but after
doing WAN setting it just happens... like this;
Network Address Translation : Disable

LAN Port:
Hardware Address : 00-80-48-Ut-00-0h
IP Address : 192.168.0.254
Network Mask : 255.255.255.0
DHCP Server : Disable

WAN Port:
Hardware Address : 00-80-48-N0-00-0h
WAN Type : Static
IP Address : 192.168.0.254
Network Mask : 255.255.255.255
Default Gateway : 192.168.0.1
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