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We have a desktop with windows XP that is located downstairs from our modem and Linksys WRT100 Ranger Plus wireless router. On the desktop we have a Linksys compact wireless-G USB adapter.
Although the Network connection status reads that the signal strength is excellent, I am not able to get onto the internet from my desktop.
My laptop connects to the wireless internet with no problem and I have already checked to see that the two computers are not sharing an IP address. The default gateway, and DNS servers all seem to have the right numbers.
In the past, even when we were able to get on the internet, the connection was often hit or miss and always slow.
I have no idea what to do or what my problem might be.
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Hi 123sweetdrea WIRELESS PRINTING WITH WIRED BROTHER DCP 7030 PRINTER
Your printer is not a wireless printer so you need some additional equipment to create a wireless printer setup.
If your computer is a laptop, its wireless function would work seamlessly in a wireless printer environment. If your computer is a Desktop computer, all that would have been required would be (if you don't already have one) an inexpensive Wireless USB Adapter to plug into the back of the Desktop to transform your setup into a fullyWirelessNetwork. You need a USB Wireless Print Server to link your wired printer to you wireless router/modem. Click here for an example:
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Go to the router configuration and change the options so you could use both of them, there is an option says only one type of connection or both of them, change it to both, and everything will be fine.
Set it up with an IP address in the same subnet as your LAN, with no DHCP, and hook a switchport into your router (NOT the WAN ports---it gets connected to NOTHING). You now have a wireless access point with an IP address for management (SVI).
If you disconnect the desktop from the modem, were you able to get an Internet connection in your laptop?
In order to get Internet connectivity on your desktop at the same time with the laptop, then the desktop needs to be connected to the router. It should be connected to one of the Ethernet ports at the back of the router. Since, your desktop doesn't have an Ethernet port, then you need to connect a USB to Ethernet adapter to your desktop. Then from that adapter, you will connect to it an Ethernet cable going to the router.
You may check the following models:
Belkin Gigabit USB 2.0 Network Adapter(F5D5055)
There are other brands that offer USB to Ethernet adapters that you can check.
You can try to power cycle your entire network (refresh). This often happens when you have a large network.
power down ALL Computers and disconnect the desktop from the D-Link Switch.
turn off all SLAVE AP's first.
Turn off the Master AP and disconnect one end of the Ethernet.
Turn off the D-Link Switch and disconnect one end of the Ethernet.
Now, turn off your modem.
Leave them for about 10 to 15 minutes, depending on your urgency. Turn on and connect all devices in the EXACT order.
Turn on the modem. wait 2 minutes.
Turn on the D-Link Switch and wait 1 minute. Then connect the Ethernet to the MODEM.
Turn on the Master AP and wait 1 minute. Then connect the Ethernet to the D-Link Switch.
Turn ONE of the Slave AP's. Turn on your Laptop. try to connect to the Internet. If successful, Disconnect from the network on the computer and proceed to turn on the rest of the Slave AP's, Laptops, and Desktop. If its NOT successful, power on the Desktop and try to connect to the internet.
If the desktop connects to the Internet, Check your D-Link's homepage "192.168.1.1" (default) for any wrong settings. If it does not connect, check your DSL Modem's settings.
If the above does not work, post what you did the day before this happened. Probably something small might have messed with the network.
If your Desktop computer is hardwired to the router and your laptop computers can't connect wirelessly, it could be your wireless computers are not synchronized with your router by not having the same settings as the router.
You can use the desktop machine to access your router web interface (setup page) to check the wireless settings such as SSID (Network Name-> Name of your wireless signal shown on your laptop computers), channel and security (wether it is WEP or WPA encryption)
The channel and network name will be automatically detected by the wireless computers. If you have an encryption/security on the router, you need to type the password on the wireless computers for them to authenticate.
Going wireless should not be influenced by the nature of your internet connection. Here, I will assume that your definition of "standard router" is the kind of router we can buy at any electronic store (DLink, Linksys). I you are think more about a high end router such as a Cisco 2600 or 2800, please post a comment and I will adjust my answer.
If you already have internet access through your T1 using a wired network, you may just add one (or more) Wireless Access Points to your existing network. No need for a router here since you already have one for connecting the wired network.
On the other side, if your T1 line will be dedicated to your Wireless access, then a router should do the job. Usualy a T1 line uses a static IP address on the WAN side. If your Wireless coverage required more than one Access Points, then I would suggest you to use a standard router (no Wifi) with seperate access points.