Question about NetGear WGR614 Wireless Router
You don't need the older (wired-only) router any longer. You can use the newer router for your entire LAN - just as you did w/ the older one.
"Wireless" routers are capable of both wireless AND wired connectivity. "Wired" routers, however, can only manage "wired" connectivity.
Perhaps this is where the confusion lies? Please, let me know if I am misunderstanding the issue you are experiencing.
If I understand your issues correctly, the 1st thing you'll need to do is take the older router out of the picture.
(01) Disconnect all connections from the old router and remove it from your network.
(02) Remove power from the new router and the cable modem.
(03) Connect the WAN port of the new router directly to the cable modem.
(04) Connect the new router (via an Ethernet patch cable) from one of the LAN ports of the new router to the computer you would like to use for setting up the router.
(05) Restore power to the cable modem and wait for approximately 1 to 2 minutes (or until you get a solid (always on) Internet or WAN led lit).
(06) Once you're sure the cable modem has established connectivity w/ your ISP (Internet service provider), then restore power to the new router.
(07) Give it a minute or so - it will need time to p/u the cable modem connection.
(08) Now, from the computer you have directly connected to the router via a patch cable, enter the router setup utility by opening a browser and entering the router's LAN IP address or by using the setup CD that came w/ the router.
IF the reason you were attempting to keep the older router along w/ the newer router was you needed more than the (usually) 4 or 5 LAN ports available on your new router?
If that is the case, install a network HUB or SWITCH and connect it (usually w/ a Cross-Over cable) to one of the LAN ports on your router. (If you choose to do this, we'll help you set it up and wire it properly.)
The older router you are using is quite possibly not capable of being set up as an "Access Point" (rather than a router). There needs to be one router then you can use an access point or a hub or a switch to increase the number of nodes on the network that will be supported.
If you'd like assistance finding the documentation and setup instructions for this router, please, let me know.
Please, post back here w/ any questions at all you might have and w/ the results of the steps you've taken. We'll continue to work w/ you until your network is up and running properly. @:)
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Posted on Apr 09, 2008
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The following networking job I have done in this Lab. It is enough for a small office to access or transfer file Printing and access of shared Internet in different type of operating system.
We have recently set up a home office (small laboratory) LAN. All the computers access the internet through a USB wireless (CMDA) dongle. The USB stick is Huawei EC168C and internet service provider is Reliance Infocom (India). But any USB internet dongle can be use to share internet in a LAN in the following way. And you don't need a router for that. In the areas where ISP cannot give wire line internet connection this type of USB wireless sticks are really helpful for home office.
Basic LAN Connection:
Here this lab has 4 PCs. One Windows XP, another Windows Vista starter and two RedHat Linux server systems. Here in this lab I have done the basic LAN connection using cat5 cable & RJ45 connector and an 8 port hub. I have connect the two windows based OS. Using cross cable I have connected two windows system with the hub. Then I put static IP address in Ipv4 of TCP/IP. After that I set workgroup name to join in a workgroup in windows PCs. Then I tried to ping the systems, and it was pinging. Then I have setup a home or small office network in both windows system. That I have enabled the Printer sharing. After that I can share file, data and printer through the system gateway.
Now I have to connect other two Linux PCs in this network. With same cross cable I have joined the both Linux system with the hub. Then to detect the Ethernet device I have put down "DEVICE=eth0" entry in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 file. Then I set IP address in Ethernet device in network configuration in graphical mode (or System-config-network in text mode).After doing this job I restart the network service with "service network restart" command. Then I am trying to ping the systems to one another, And It was pinging.
Now Linux system can access with each other and files also shared through SSH, Telnet,FTP using process and command.
I have configured the Linux system in the following way. First I have set the host name in /etc/sysconfig/network file by VI editor. Next I have edit /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 file with "Device=eth0" to detect the Ethernet device. After that I have put the IP add in network configuration file and Restart the network service. To keep the eth0 on permanently I also use the chkconfig command.
After doing this job File sharing can be possible through network file sharing (Nfs). I have install Nfs package & shared the nfs dir by editing exports file. Then I am trying to automount the NFS dir by automounting process. So that I put automounting entry of nfs file in fstab file. After that it's automounted in other system's mount location.
Windows & Linux Networking:
Through basic LAN both OS can only ping each other. To share file or data samba server (a client server in Linux) must be configured in Linux system. So I Install smb rpm package from yum repository. Then I have Configure the samba/smb.conf file. I put the Workgroup name on Workgroup column of samba/smb.conf file. Then I Set the network IP without host to route in network in Host allow column. At last I put down all details of Samba dir, users at the end of the configuration file set the samba password. After that I restart the samba demon to up the samba server. Now files can shared through samba server. In windows I Set the workgroup name pairs with samba server and also set username and password same as samba server. Now I trying to send or access file through samba in both OS and it happened.
USB Net Connect:
Here in this lab workers are use internet from an Usb net connect. So it must be shared in Network. It is too fast so shared internet can be access easily. In Windows XP system I connect the USB netconnect & share it in network. IF all the network setting is ok then all the systems can access shared internet through gateway. Here all users use this shared internet now.
Access of Another System:
VNC Server & Viewer is software through which we can access of another system easily. I just install the software & set the password. Then I run the vnc server. After that I Put the IP add of vncserver from vncviewer of another system and type the password & start access the vnc server system. It can be access form WAN also. I just Run the Vnc server and connect the internet and I got a Wan IP add provided by ISP.
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