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Connecting LAN equipmet to WLAN equipment

by Merwyns / December 19, 2012 5:08 AM PST

On a small office setup we have many computers connected to one another using wireless LAN. One of the PCs on the WLAN also has a LAN connection with a few other equipment connected to it. The WLAN IP Addresses are 192.168.1.XXX and the LAN addresses are 192.168.0.XXX. How can I get to communicate the WLAN computers with the equipment on LAN.

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By changing the netmask to 255.255.0.0
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 19, 2012 5:10 AM PST

Sorry but this is pretty basic networking. Can I asked what happened to your IT staff?
Bob

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To R.Proffitt and Bob
by Merwyns / December 19, 2012 6:40 AM PST

To be honest I am writing this from the ship. We are presently sailing. Few days back we recd our installation CD for Internet at sea thru the satellite. The main communication computer is connected to the satellite transmitter/receiver (Felcom FBB 500) thru a LAN connection and I am able to connect to the internet thru the LAN connection. However when I connect other computers to the main computer via the WLAN connection I am unable to get my internet on these WLAN computers. Sorry, but most of us here have very little knowledge on networking. When you mean netmask is reqd to be changed is it the subnet mask and is it reqd to be changed on all the computers.
Thanks in advance for your reply.

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Again, it's basic networking.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 19, 2012 6:57 AM PST
In reply to: To R.Proffitt and Bob

You only need to change it on machines that need to get to that other LAN and as well on your network gear where needed.

As you remember microsoft shares such as files and printers must be on the same LAN (sorry but I'm covering basic stuff here and some network folk get really upset when I go to the basics.)

So that's why we have to treat it like one big LAN.
Bob

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Changing the subnet mask to 255.255.0.0 did not work
by Merwyns / December 21, 2012 6:14 AM PST

Dear Bob,

The simple networking did not work out. I changed the subnet mask to 255.255.0.0 on all computers I wanted to get linked on LAN and WLAN, but it did not work. Any other basic networking solutions to this small basic networking problem.

Thanks
Merwyns

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Remember
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 21, 2012 6:50 AM PST

I only have the notes so far. Here when I change this to the LAN it causes the LANs to merge into one big LAN. If you have multiple routers I don't know this and it moves beyond simple to where I send you to companies for support.
Bob

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Thanks
by Merwyns / December 22, 2012 4:02 AM PST
In reply to: Remember

Dear Bob,

Many many thanks for your assistance. Have requested my company IT dept to come up with a solution. Lets hope for the best.
Thanks for your help.

Merwyn

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It should have been just settings.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 22, 2012 4:09 AM PST
In reply to: Thanks

Sorry that I can't see your setup but just the mask and the usual ethernet cable to connect the LANs should have been the end of this one. At the office we did that and had one more step. Since each LAN (WLAN is just a wireless LAN) had a DHCP server we had to turn one of them off.
Bob

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