I have a situation where the phone jack is on one side of the room and the computer is across the room. I want to avoid stringing phone wire across openings and over a large room. Is there a way to set up a network with a dsl modem, a router, and a usb wireless adaptor. Do the modem and router have to be physically connected to the computer? Thank you.
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1.Unplug all phone, fax and satellite TV cables from the wall phone jacks.
2.Plug the double DSL filter into the wall phone jack where the 2701HG-B will be located.
3.Plug the phone wire (for phone, fax, etc.) into the jack on the filter labeled "Phone."
4.Plug the gray phone cable into the other jack on the filter labeled "DSL."
5.Add the single DSL filters on all remaining phone jacks in the same manner, plugging the device phone cables into the filter. The single filters only have one jack.
6.Plug the power adapter into the power port on the back of the 2710HG-B router and then plug the other end into a power outlet. This will cause the power light on the front of the router to turn green.
7.Plug the free end of the gray phone cable into the port on the back of the router labeled "Phone Line."
8.Plug one end of the yellow Ethernet cable into one of the four ports on the back of the router labeled "Ethernet."
9.Plug the other end of the Ethernet cable into your computer's Ethernet port. The Ethernet light on the router should now be green.
10.Plug the power adapter into the back of the 2701HG-B and the wall power outlet.
11.Plug the gray phone cable into the jack on the back of the router labeled "Phone Line."
12.Open the Network and Sharing Center on your computer by right-clicking the Internet connection icon in your taskbar.
13.Click "Set up a new connection or network" and follow the instructions provided by the wizard to set up the wireless connection on your computer.
14.Enter the SSID and WEP key when prompted. The SSID is "2WIRE" followed by the last three digits of the router's serial number, which is located on the bottom side of your 2701HG-B router. You will also be prompted to enter a WEP encryption key, also found on the bottom side of the router. The WEP key is the 10 digit number that appears in brackets under the first bar code.
Telephone devices connected as alternative ansering allows for one person or the other to respond especially devices at the same residence. E. g. devices may share the same line like several telephones situated in the bed room interconnected to living room telephones allowing for the same person or owner to answer from any location of the structure. A situation that the telephone connection is thought to be malfunctioning requires consultation with the networking company. Usually, an experts technician would provide separate telephone lines to each devices least interfering with responses. alternatively, wireless telephone networking with modem installations provides residential, office locations networking where several devices share signals least interfering with neigbor response resources. Contact a network structure about wireless networking, broadband networking connectivity at residences, offices, schools or elsewhere.
You can "pipe' music through your computer via Windows Media Player. You will need a computer where ever you want to send the music to. For example, your music is located on a hard disk in the Den and you want music in the Rec room. Put a computer in the Rec room, open WMP on that computer and load the files across your network.
If you want to get real fancy, connect your stereo amp to the out put of your sound device and play your speakers through the stereo using the computer as the aux source. (plug the mini phone jack from the stereo into the stereo headphone outlet where ever it may be on your computer)
Is your desk computer (the one you want to move) wireless capable? If so, simply move it. If not add a PCI based wireless card to it OR, if it has a NIC (Network Interface Card) (integral to the mother bord or PCI based) you can run a ethernet cable back to the router. Wire is more secure and faster.
You can get these PCI cards at the Big Box Store that has computer equipment. Generally, the sales personell there can also advise you. If they have a computer service department, they can even install the equipment for you and tell you how to make it work, for a small fee.
A NIC looks like a large telephone jack. A NIC category 5 port is called a RJ-45 while a phone jack is a RJ-11 and would be found on your modem, if so equipped. The phone wire will (RJ-11) will fit into a RJ-45 but please dont dxo it. Phone voltage in your computer NIC will fry everything.
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No this is not typical if the Network card and router are just one room away. However electrical interference and walls do impede the signal.
Try moving the Router around to see if the signal improves. You can also adjust the antenna and pointing it in the direction of the Router. 1. Position your wireless router (or wireless access point) in a central location. 2. Move the router off the floor and away from walls and metal objects. (Such as Metal file cabinets) 3. Replace your router's antenna. Antennas supplied with your router are designed to be omni-directional, meaning they broadcast in all directions around the router. Upgrade to a hi-gain antenna that focuses the wireless signals only one direction. You can aim the signal in the direction you need most. 4. You can add wireless repeaters. (just the room next door this would be a last resort if all else fails) 5. Change your wireless channel. You may find one that will transmit a stronger signal. 6. Reduce wireless interference If you have cordless phones or other wireless electronics in your home, your computer might not be able to "hear" your router over the noise from the other devices.. To quite the noise, avoid wireless electronics that use the 2.4 GHz frequency. Instead, look for cordless phones that use the 5.8 Ghz or 900 MHz frequencies. 7. Update your firmware or your network adapter driver Source: http://www.microsoft.com/athome/setup/wirelesstips.aspx Nice diagrams on this web page too. (Couple items left off as these did not seem to fit your current situation)
Right, it won't work. The 614 doesn't have the software to make it into a BRIDGE or AP CLIENT. It can only be made into an Access Point, meaning it needs a wired connection INTO it.
A TP-Link http://www.tp-link.com/products/product_spe.asp?id=36 WA501G costs under $40 and gives you the ability to go from wireless to wired. It takes about 15 minutes to set up, and will plug into your DVR's ethernet port to extend your wireless network. It's programmed by setting the mode, AP, CLIENT, BRIDGE, etc. We use them in areas where we want to extend a wireless signal for distances like across parking lots, but it also will work across a room or two.
There are also wired ethernet extenders that use house wiring like the Netgear XE-102, about $80, that look like two wall transformers with ethernet jacks. You plug one into the router/switch and the other into the DVR.
you can buy a cheap USB wifi adapter and connect the desktop wirelessly just like your laptop, this should do the trick. or you can buy an access point to extend the range of the wireless network, you should not be moving the router itself this way.
You don't need to connect your netgear, you have only to connect your computer to the 2Wire (is wireless also) - If your computer ins not wireless Only you have to do is insert a wireless PCI card in your computer or and USB wireless device and connect to the 2Wire Wireless Router
1) you need it to print from a laptop if you do not want to have to set up another computer, and mobile phone have bluetooth buit in 2) YES 3) set up the printer on another computer, and set it for sharing. Then make sure that you laptop is recognized in the network connections wizard, then on the laptop select add new printer and select the bullett that say a network printer. the rest is pretty easy, select browse for a printer or something, it is the first option, select it, say yes to all dialogue boxes, and let the computer do the rest.