Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




627 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 17

Trusted
Subscriber

Topic # 84914 10-Jun-2011 15:41 Send private message

Does anyone know if a wireless modem router not connected to the Internet will allow wireless users to connect and see other wired or wireless users shared files or printers and users on another daisy-chained hub? Users would need to obtain an IP address automatically from the Router.

Am setting up a wireless network for a not-for-profit cadets group. They do not currently have internet access but may in future. A cheap solution to allow their internal users to share printers and files would be to buy an ADSL2+ wireless modem router which also has 4 wired ports.

Wireless and wired users need to see each other and share resources while the device is not connected to the outside world through its WAN port. When Internet access is arranged in future it would then need to allow selected users only internet access by e.g. MAC address and at preselected times only.

Can you recommend an affordable device that allows this? This would seem more sensible (and cheaper) than buying a wireless hub which has no option for future Internet access.

Create new topic
5927 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 291

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 479765 10-Jun-2011 15:56 Send private message

Yes, it'll work as a DCHP server, switch, and WAP, and the switch/WAP bits will be connected to each other.

I can't recommend a specific device though.




Asus eee pad transformer
iPod 2G
Windows 7 PC
Lots and lots of Nikon camera gear

2008 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 119

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 480807 13-Jun-2011 23:22 Send private message

Any old wireless router, as long as it doesnt have vlan isolation on the wireless (only advanced modems have this capability) will just act like a normal access point and join the wireless and wired networks as one.




Ray Taylor
www.ruralkiwi.com

There is no place like localhost
For my general guide to extending your wireless network Click Here






627 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 17

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 481174 14-Jun-2011 20:17 Send private message

Thanks guys I feel more confident this will work okay now.

Create new topic








Twitter »
Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new jobs are posted to our jobs board:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:




News »

Trending now »
Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Telecom introduces unlimited broadband data plan
Created by freitasm, last reply by mxpress on 25-Apr-2014 17:11 (116 replies)
Pages... 6 7 8


Stonedine
Created by Lizard1977, last reply by mattwnz on 24-Apr-2014 15:45 (67 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


Windows 8 System Mechanics
Created by eme, last reply by eme on 24-Apr-2014 21:10 (20 replies)
Pages... 2


Using my Mac to ring family in the UK
Created by Geektastic, last reply by nakedmolerat on 24-Apr-2014 11:28 (19 replies)
Pages... 2


Telecom has started metering their TiVo customers' broadband usage (WITHOUT PRENOTIFICATION)
Created by Peteriv, last reply by mattwnz on 24-Apr-2014 15:11 (74 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


Parallel imported product
Created by Wills1, last reply by joker97 on 23-Apr-2014 21:01 (53 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


Forms of government for New Zealand
Created by charsleysa, last reply by gzt on 25-Apr-2014 14:22 (181 replies)
Pages... 11 12 13


MH370 - Call for Search & Rescue Help
Created by DS248, last reply by Technofreak on 25-Apr-2014 12:43 (751 replies)
Pages... 49 50 51



Geekzone Live »
Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.