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# 19028 2-Feb-2008 09:02
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Hello i currently have two computers connected to internet one through router and the other through the modem (usb) and have built a new computer running wireless connected to the router also how do i share files through this new pc like i do through wired pc? is this possible.

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# 108118 2-Feb-2008 09:19
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There should not be any difference in the file sharing of the pc's being USB, Ethernet, Wireless.
It might differ if you have XP home and XP professional pcs but that is only by the NTFS settings.

Should be just right click on the file you want to share and go to sharing.

so there should not be any difference at all.

Dion




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Master Geek


  # 108127 2-Feb-2008 10:06
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Thanks. now i need to knw how would i connect the wireless pc to the home network? it just asks me to connect my eternet controller. What is needed to be done for this to connect

 
 
 
 


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  # 108129 2-Feb-2008 10:14
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Fastlemons: Thanks. now i need to knw how would i connect the wireless pc to the home network? it just asks me to connect my eternet controller. What is needed to be done for this to connect


have a few questions

You have a wireless router?

is the wireless pc a Laptop/Notebook?

By the sounds of it you don't have any extra ports on the router?

If this is the case the cheapest option would be a cheap hub/switch which will give your network more ports so you can plug them all together.
http://ascent.co.nz/productspecification.aspx?ItemID=346883

If you want the PC with the wireless you have two options
1. get a router with wireless only and plug it into the ADSL router
http://ascent.co.nz/productspecification.aspx?ItemID=345815
2. get a router with ADSL and Wireless.
http://ascent.co.nz/productspecification.aspx?ItemID=359917

Hope this helps.

Dion



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  # 108944 6-Feb-2008 17:44
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Hello, the pc with wireless is a desktop and i have 3 ports availible on the router but none free on the modem as 2 dsktops are connected to router and the other is through usb on the modem i can share between the two on the router but the desktop plugged into usb on the modem does not display on network. the router is on  the 3 rd level and the modem is on the ground because wireless cobverage is no good from downstairs.

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  # 108991 6-Feb-2008 23:01
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Fastlemons:  it just asks me to connect my eternet controller. What is needed to be done for this to connect


What asks you to connect your ethernet adapter?? be specific.




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  # 108999 7-Feb-2008 00:18
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You have a network cable between the modem and router?

If you do is the cable pluged into the WAN port on the router?
If so you will have issues there.

Dion



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  # 109754 10-Feb-2008 21:24
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yea its plugged into the wan port. what is meant by there is problems there do i need to do something.

 
 
 
 




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  # 109755 10-Feb-2008 21:24
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yea its plugged into the wan port. what is meant by there is problems there do i need to do something.

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# 109758 10-Feb-2008 21:44
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they will be on different networks (Ip ranges) eg. modem(10.0.0.0) Router (192.168.1.0)
The simpleist way you could work around this is turn DHCP off on the router or modem (does not matter what one) and set the IP of that device you turned off the DHCP on to a static IP of the other network then put a cross over cable between the router and the modem and they will both be talking on the same network.






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  # 110056 12-Feb-2008 10:58
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Cheers by cross over cable do you mean plug into wan port or somwehere else. and how do i setup static ip?

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  # 110078 12-Feb-2008 13:39
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I'd suggest looking at relocating the router so you get better wireless access throughout the house and can run all pc's off the router

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# 110303 13-Feb-2008 03:36
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Fastlemons: Cheers by cross over cable do you mean plug into wan port or somwehere else. and how do i setup static ip?


A crossover cable is different to your standard RJ45 network cable.
http://www.ascent.co.nz/productspecification.aspx?ItemID=353440
It will need to go from the port on the DSL router to one of the ethernet ports on the back of the wireless router not into the wan port.


IP settings are usually set on the router configuration page in the routers.

You need to find out what the range of ip addresses that are handed out by the router you want to keep using for DHCP
eg the router hands ip addreesses in 192.168.1.* with a range of 192.168.1.1 - 192.168.1.254 but it will only hand out 192.168.1.100 -192.168.1.254

so you want to give the router that you don't want to be your dhcp router a static IP from the range of 192.168.1.2-192.168.1.99

Or the other way to look at it as MrPink says is to lay a cable to the pc using USB from the wireless router then you won't need to worry about changing the IP settings.

hope this helps




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