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Adding Wifi Network to an Already Secured Network

Q: Adding Wifi Network to an Already Secured Network

Sorry if this has already been discussed. Couldn't find on a search.

I have a small secured network in my office with a modem/router networking three computers wirelessly. I would like to add another router that would allow clients in the waiting room of my office to have internet access. Could you assist me in a setup or map? I already have a wireless Linksys router available to use as the second router.

Thank You

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A: Adding Wifi Network to an Already Secured Network

Are those in the waiting room to be allowed into OR forbidden access to your Lan systems?

You already have

to Isolate the W.R from your lan, connect

Code: (assumed 192.168.1.x or 0.x)
+---new router (new channel+ssid+no encryption)
set LAN addresses and DHCP for 192.168.10.x

add firewall rule to ALL your existing LAN systems to deny src address range= thru 10.255
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so what i want to do is be able to go on the internet on my phone ipod my accessing school's secured network wifi etc using one of my schools wifi accessing my school's secured wifi network networks my high school has different wifi networks but the all of them are secured and require accessing my school's secured wifi network a password to connect to and none of us students know the password i assume these wifi networks are mainly used for the school's computers and i was thinking maybe there was some kind of way i can find the password s using one of these computers obviously though the student do not have administrative privileges but i DID happen to find a way to access the command prompt using a bat file and im sure that there has to be some kind of way i can use the commands to show me the wifi password but i have no idea what the commands i would need to enter are if anyone knows how to accessing my school's secured wifi network do this PLEASE tell me i would be really happy even if i am taking the risk of possibly getting suspended if they found out o o

A:accessing my school's secured wifi network

Your schools wifi is secure for a reason and if you want the password ask for it. I doubt anyone here will advise you on how to HACK it since it is probably illegal to do so.
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I have set up a wireless access point D-link DWL-G700AP , and I can configure this assign IP addresses on the network, BUT I have to manually set the DNS and the gateway on the clients manually. The whole idea is to make this oblivious to the user.

Is there any device that I can get to act as a DHCP relay, to forward the DHCP broadcasts to the checkpoint firewall, i.e. so that both wired and wireless clients get their IP address, gateway and DNS servers from the checkpoint firewall.


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Hi all Not sure if you remember me been gone for a while So far I have a cable linksys router for my rigs at home Works great - constant internet access no hiccups it s awesome However lately I ve been thinking of using some WiFi devices mainly Apple s Ipod Touch when I m just bored around the house or something But there s a slight problem - how do I get WiFi I guess if I had a wireless router it d all quot just work quot However I like my current setup and don t want extensive switching to a whole WiFi cabled (router) Adding existing system? to network an different router what am I going to Adding WiFi to an existing cabled network (router) system? do with these cables I spent so much time on routing around doors and walls Is there some kind of WiFi quot antenna quot I can connect to my router more open slots right now which I can use for wireless devices Or maybe connect a wireless router to my cabled router O o Also after I Adding WiFi to an existing cabled network (router) system? get a wireless thing do I expect it to quot just work quot Or is there some complicated setup involving WiFi I searched Adding WiFi to an existing cabled network (router) system? Newegg but didn t find anything of the sort other than wireless routers obviously Any cheap solution I don t want to splurge another bucks after getting handheld WiFi-enabled device - - nbsp

A:Adding WiFi to an existing cabled network (router) system?

Rick said:

A wireless access point should be the solution. They look a lot like routers usually - but without the routing stuff. .

This device would basically just add wireless capability to your existing setup without interfering with your current configuration.

An issue to consider though is that APs tend to be just as expensive as their router counterparts, despite routers having more versatility. For this reason, you may want to consider getting a router, but turning off its DHCP-server function and not plugging any devices into is WAN port (basically turns it into an AP). It would add a little extra confusion, but the extra utility might be nice...Click to expand...

Aha, interesting... Any specific pointers for a wireless access point? I actually read about them in a how stuff works WiFi article, but I couldn't find anything specific on Newegg. If I were to get a wireless router (again, any specific pointers? ), do I have to replace my main router? Or can I connect the wireless router to one of my main router slots :evil:?

Either way, thanks for the quick reply
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I have an internet connection that I have extended to my Brother in law's house, next door. At the moment, I basically have two LAN cables coming out of my modem/router, one going to my computer and another, extended cable, going to his computer.
However, he wants to use his spare modem/router, which has wifi capability, to allow his son to use his own computer downstair with only wifi.
Therefore, will there be any conflicts if I simply splice in a Lan cable or add a lan socket for the second modem/router (wifi location.) at the appropriate point along Lan cable 2? See diagram below.
If there is a possibility of conflict what would be an alternate wiring method?


A:Adding extra wifi (modem/router) to my already extended network

Good drawing and this will work just fine. In fact, that's what I use to get access at the far end of the house. Here's the trick;

router#1(lan slot) ---- (lan slot) router#2 with wifi​
Notice that #2 WAN slot is left empty! This places all systems on the same subnet of the router#1 {what you are doing is making router#2 act like a switch which has wifi support (y) }

* Give router# a unique LAN address (If #1 is, then make #2 This will allow each to be manage via a browser connection
* in router#2 disable DHCP. This forces #1 to be the manager of the entire network and it will handout all IP addresses
Personally, I use the MAC addresses of my devices to enable router#1 to use Address Reservation of IP address for all devices attached to #1 (ie I map the devices to the range 1.2-> 1.10)

Then set the DHCP range in #1 to 1.100-1.50
These will be used for all devices attached (wired or wifi) to #2

All systems can then use the firewall to allow or deny access for one or both halves of the network. EG: I permit access for 1-10 and 255 while denying 100-254​ALL system must allow the top-end address 255 as that is the broadcast address that is used to hand out the DHCP data.
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The pc in question runs on windows 7 and it's board has built in gigabit, I happen to have a spare gigabit card.

A:Will adding a 2nd network card improve local network transfer speed

That won't really help the way you are describing the problem, although adding access points will help with streaming to wireless devices.

Although there is a setting in Group Policy that allows you to use two connections at the same time, I don't believe it will help in this situation.

I've done many HD movie streaming tests on my system.

I can stream from my media PC to at least 7 other machines at the same time, 4 wired, 3 wireless, plus my TV, and have no problems at all, no skipping, no freezing, even with the same movie in the same place or with 8 different movies at once, my TV is connected to my media center PC so counts as the 8th one.

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A:Connected to secured network but not the internet

Originally Posted by monmil

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Hello monmill. A most frequent cause of blocking Internet access is Anti-Virus / Firewall / Spam Blocking software that has blocked Internet access for security reasons. One way to test this idea is to turn it all off temporarily to see if access is restored. Then configure the security software to allow access to the Internet.

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A:Trouble connecting to secured network?

It should sense the security type being used and ask you for the appropriate type key.

I have a Wireless N router and no matter what I changed the security type to Win7 just asked for the key and off it went....
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A:Secured Home Wireless Network

Hey, RP! We really need to know what operating system you run, as well as the brand of your computer's wireless network adapter (or the brand and model of the computer) and what router you use.
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A:Solved: Vista + Secured Network Connection


While browsing through your forums I decided to look around at the tweaks for Vista and one of them was talking about services, so while trying to speed up my computer a bit and remove services I don't really need I came over the "IP Helper" service.

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A:Wifi Network info/details appearing behind Network List on hover.

The problem must be driver based or an add-on program because I don't get any of that. All I get is the name and whether it's connected or not. Check that your adaptor driver is up to date and/or the program you use to display the data is up to date.

Forgot to mention:
Dell adds "bloatware" to their PCs to "improve the user's experience" so I would check Dell Support for your specific model and look for updates.

Dell Support
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A:Secured Wireless Network Won't Accomodate Devices With Different Types of Security??

perhaps something is wrong with the gateway wireless, i take it onboard as you didn't say.
check device manager to see if the wireless adapter is shown with the caveat that "working ok" it may not really work.

even with older wep encryption it should pickup the signal, just can't connect because of wpa2 encryption.

no big surprise that it could connect wired.
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I can't make heads or tails of what your issue is.

You use USB, but you're thinking of replacing the router, which obviously doesn't use USB.

Why don't you start with some information about what you currently have and the exact issue.

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Shaun, firstly: welcome to Sevenforums!

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A:WiFi - No Internet, Secured

Did you try???
Device Manager > Network Adapters > uninstall wifi card > search for hardware changes > let the drivers install again...
If you need additional help or have more questions or details to share, please join the site so you can reply in this thread. See this link for instructions on how to join Windows Central.
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Hi, You have a couple of options as I see it please try these steps might help you to fix your issue. 1) Disconnect the Battery & Adapter then press & hold the power button on Notebook for 30 seconds then turn on the unit and check if the Wireless light turns on. 2) Go to Device manager then uninstall the wireless drivers and restart the unit and check if the light turns on. 3) Please update the Bios & Wireless driver from HP website. 4) If you are comfortable reseating the wireless card which will be on the back panel off your unit you could try this steps as well.  Let us know how it goes!  ****Click the White Kudos star to say thanks********Please mark Accept As Solution if it solves your problem****

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Never noticed that group policy. Where is it located?
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jtwilburt said:

I have an existing network, all Dell with Netgear router working fine, file sharing printer sharing etc great. New (Dell) laptop on Vista cannot see other computers, their files or the printer which is connected to one of the XP systems. Vista machine shows as connected to the router and I have internet on the Vista machine. All PC's are on the same workgroup. Dell says it's not a Vista problem (haha) and I know enough to know I need help with this. BTW, it's my wife's new laptop so if you're married you understand how anxious I am to fix this.Click to expand...

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What's the model number of the NAS?

Chances are you add users in the NAS's webpage.
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Hello and Welcome to TSF,

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Is it actually hooked up to a Windows7 machine using a windows7 driver? I noticed my Epson printer did not like to be hooked to Windows7 and only liked to be connected to the Vista machine(they made no W7 driver for it. It printed locally fine but would not publish the driver over the network if hooked to W7.)

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A:Adding a computer to a Home network

I would like to help, but I need to know a few more things about how your network is setup. You said "XP and a Vista computer on a home network", how do you have this setup? Are you using a router/switch? Did you setup Windows Networking and/or HomeGroups between the two machines? Are both machines in the same room and wired to the network or wireless?

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A:Adding wireless laptop to network

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A:Adding switches to home network

Right now, with the switch-router-modem setupClick to expand...

I usually draw it the other way round, but you're on the right track.

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Maybe this link will help

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A:Adding A 98 Desktop To Home Network?

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A:Problem with adding a second router to the network

OK, just to confirm, your using your TrendNet router AND your Belkin wireless router?

Assuming both are for DSL connections, is there any reason why you need to use two routers?

If your TrendNet router isn't wireless, then remove it completely, and use the Belkin one that is.

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I think you can't do that in device manager anymore.
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A:adding network printer problem

Maybe some more information would help. The printer is an HP deskjet 6940. It is connected to the client PC using the USB connection. The client pc is running XP. Local printing works fine.

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