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Help hooking up wireless router to a wire router

by asalxt / April 11, 2006 7:09 AM PDT

I have a wired router in my house and my son has a laptop for school and a desktop in his shop. I am wanting to hook up a wireless router in the shop to my wired router that is in my house. I hook the two router together and the wireless is showing that it is connecting to the wired router but the computers are not connecting to the wireless router.
What am I missing? Someone please help
My Computer in the house that is hooked up to the wired router is 98se and the desktop hooked up to the wireless is also 98se, but the laptop is xp

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by Darton Fury / April 11, 2006 11:07 AM PDT

wireless network adapter support automatic configuration? Is automatic configuration enabled in Windows? Open the properties of the wireless card, on the wireless networks tab, select, use windows to configure my wireless network settings check box. Also be sure the wireless zero configuration service is running. Open admin tools from control panel and dbl-click services. Check the status of the service by R-clicking it. Is there a firewall preventing communications? Is the computer in close proximity?

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by linkit / April 11, 2006 12:24 PM PDT

Wired router model number?
Wireless router model number?

Each router should have an IP address. What are the IP addresses of the routers. Hint: find this in the administration page for each router.

Do your computers have static IP addresses or are they assigned automatically by a DHCP server in one of the routers? I have used the following setup with many different routers:

Internet --- Modem --- Router --- Wireless Router

I turn off/disable the DHCP server in the Wireless Router to make it function as a multiport switch/WAP.

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