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Wifi, Routers, Network help...Please

by jamesward6 / April 4, 2013 8:41 PM PDT


Can anyone help me with a problem I cant seem to over come. My current set up is

Connected to my master telephone socket (upstairs) is a Fibre Optic Broadband modem which then goes into a
Huawei HG533 (talktalk) Wifi router, giving me WIFI in the home (connected to multiple Win7 PCs/Sky Box/iPhones/Android Tablets etc)

I have an office out-building which I have a cat5 cable running from the office into my home downstairs. (previously my broadband worked off the telephone slave socket and I could directly connect) now I am using a Belkin HD powerline connected to the WIFI router upstairs and then plugged in downstairs with the cat5 office cable inserted.

In the office I have Netgear RangeMax WNR854T which when the cat5 from the house is connected to the DSL socket which gives me wifi and allows me to direct connect my Win 7PC/IPTelephone/Network Printer/Win7 Laptop. However this creates its own little network and whilst I can get internet ok. I can not see the home PCs and vis-a-versa. I want to be able to transfer files across the full network (currently using a USB stick) and print from any machine to the office printer.

If I connect the cat5 from the house to a LAN port I can see the full network but have now internet (or wifi) in the office.I thought by doing it this way my office router would act as a network hub and allow internet through but it doesnt.

I thought I had a pretty good understanding of these things but this problem has broken me!!!

Can anyone help?

Thank you in advance

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The LAN port is what we use
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 5, 2013 3:25 AM PDT

If we want to see the LAN. If you used the WAN port then you are creating another LAN (sorry if I don't expand the common acronyms) on the other side of that router.

This is why I use routers for such things but GOOGLE THIS PHRASE -> How do I use a router as a WAP?

That's all I ever needed.

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Thank You
by jamesward6 / April 11, 2013 9:58 PM PDT


Thank you so much!

It was so simple...and you pointed me in the right direction.

Good Man!


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