I just installed a linksys wireless-N home router and I have a netopia wireless usb 3-D adapter. I have the adapter connected to my desk top computer downstairs and the wireless router and modem is...
I'm not 100% clear on what you are asking ... I can't get a clear picture of your network in my head.
Your wireless router and your wireless computer should communicate if they are within 300 feet of each other, in a perfect world. If there is aluminum backed insulation between the two locations, expect significant degration of signal.
Now then, your USB adapter is connected to what? your computer and cat 5 wire to the router? Are there two routers, a standard router + a wireless?
You should have something similar to this - remove any parts from my explaination that you dont have, Deal?
Cable/FIOS/DSL "modem" - wire router (connected through the "up link") network devices connected to the router by Cat 5 or 6 ethernet cable. Wireless router, connected up link to router port OR (peer to peer) wireless router standard port connected to router standard port. Network devices connected to the wireless ports. Within 300 feet, any wireless device you may have.
If you are having trouble making the settings stick, may I recommend you give Network Magic a try. Free to try for a week, it is a teriffic Network Management tool that will help you with connection troubles, security and sharing. After the 7 days, they allow you to continue to use the product with some features disabled. You may find you want those features or not. I use the full paid pro version and I love it.
NM is a Cisco product as is your Linksys router, BTW.
Be aware wire networks can work up to 1 gig and are 100% secure to prying eyes. Wireless run atout 10 M and are not necessarily secure. So what? If speed counts, run the wire
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Dec 15, 2009 |