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  1. #1
    michalkuls@o2.pl
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    how to... add WIFI to LAN

    Hello, I need to install WIFI to work along with my LAN.
    The LAN bases on a huge switch with one WAN RJ-45 cable and many LAN
    cables from all around the office.
    The swich is in the corner of the office so I would like to attach
    WIFI somewhere else, so the range would be good enough in the other
    end of the office as well.
    Is the usual WIFI with 4 LAN ports and 1 WAN port a good device for
    it? Like i.e. D-Link DI-524? And how do I install it? I imagine I must
    connect the WAN port in WIFI router to any LAN port in my office
    somewhere on the wall. Is that correct? If not how should I do this?
    And also which company do you suggest for the best range and smallest
    amount of problems? Is the WIFI n - standard RangeBooster sth worth
    investing?
    Thanks in advance!

  2. #2
    Joker7
    Guest

    Re: how to... add WIFI to LAN

    To restore balance to the world michalkuls@o2.pl wrote in
    68e27a0b-4286-4c2b-8849-ef12390b19bd...oglegroups.com
    >> Hello, I need to install WIFI to work along with my LAN.
    >> The LAN bases on a huge switch with one WAN RJ-45 cable and many LAN
    >> cables from all around the office.
    >> The swich is in the corner of the office so I would like to attach
    >> WIFI somewhere else, so the range would be good enough in the other
    >> end of the office as well.
    >> Is the usual WIFI with 4 LAN ports and 1 WAN port a good device for
    >> it? Like i.e. D-Link DI-524? And how do I install it? I imagine I
    >> must connect the WAN port in WIFI router to any LAN port in my office
    >> somewhere on the wall. Is that correct? If not how should I do this?
    >> And also which company do you suggest for the best range and smallest
    >> amount of problems? Is the WIFI n - standard RangeBooster sth worth
    >> investing?
    >> Thanks in advance!


    Any from this page is up to the job.
    http://www.ebuyer.com/search/?qfind=access+point
    Easy to do plug in to switch with RJ-45 cable plonk it in the office some
    where- then follow set-up info that comes with the one you buy.


    Chris

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    bucky3
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    Re: how to... add WIFI to LAN

    On Jun 6, 1:30 am, michalk...@o2.pl wrote:
    > Hello, I need to install WIFI to work along with my LAN.
    > The LAN bases on a huge switch with one WAN RJ-45 cable and many LAN
    > cables from all around the office.


    1. Make sure that your company allows you install your own wireless
    network. Many large companies have policies banning this due to
    security reasons.

    2. You can simply purchase a Wireless Access Point, which is designed
    for this very purpose.

    3. Or to save money, you can simply purchase any regular wireless
    router (which is a wireless access point + router). But you will have
    to bypass the routing/NAT/firewall functionality by not connecting
    anything to the WAN port on the wireless router. Instead, connect the
    LAN to a LAN port on the wireless router. You also have to disable the
    DHCP on the router, I believe.

  4. #4
    Bill Kearney
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    Re: how to... add WIFI to LAN


    <michalkuls@o2.pl> wrote in message
    news:68e27a0b-4286-4c2b-8849-ef12390b19bd@59g2000hsb.googlegroups.com...
    > Hello, I need to install WIFI to work along with my LAN.
    > The LAN bases on a huge switch with one WAN RJ-45 cable and many LAN
    > cables from all around the office.


    Are you the person responsible for the network? If not, what are their
    plans for adding wifi?

    If so, how many users are you expecting will use this? For what purposes
    and on what sort of devices?

    You could use anything that supports operating as an access point. Most
    wifi routers do.

    There are any number of ways to add wifi to a network. As an access point,
    as a gateway router, as a DMZ, etc. It all depends on what you expect to
    accomplish on the wifi connections.

    Depending on the size of the area, the construction materials (old
    buildings, new buildings, steel, masonry) there are lots of other variables
    to consider before recommending any one device or brand over another.

    -Bill


  5. #5
    ps56k
    Guest

    Re: how to... add WIFI to LAN

    michalkuls@o2.pl wrote:
    > Hello, I need to install WIFI to work along with my LAN.
    > The LAN bases on a huge switch with one WAN RJ-45 cable and many LAN
    > cables from all around the office.
    > The swich is in the corner of the office so I would like to attach
    > WIFI somewhere else, so the range would be good enough in the other
    > end of the office as well.
    > Is the usual WIFI with 4 LAN ports and 1 WAN port a good device for
    > it?


    no - those are really for those that have no existing LAN/switch

    >Like i.e. D-Link DI-524? And how do I install it? I imagine I must
    > connect the WAN port in WIFI router to any LAN port in my office
    > somewhere on the wall. Is that correct? If not how should I do this?


    no - you really just want to get a Wireless Access Point - vs a full
    router
    look at the Linksys WAP54G for example
    else, you will need to confure the "wireless router" to just act like an
    "access point"
    and yes - you just plug the AP into any LAN jack around the area where
    you want WiFi

    > And also which company do you suggest for the best range and smallest
    > amount of problems? Is the WIFI n - standard RangeBooster sth worth
    > investing?
    > Thanks in advance!




  6. #6
    michalkuls@o2.pl
    Guest

    Re: how to... add WIFI to LAN

    On 6 Cze, 16:55, "ps56k" <pschuman_no_spam...@interserv.com> wrote:
    > michalk...@o2.pl wrote:
    > > Hello, I need to install WIFI to work along with my LAN.
    > > The LAN bases on a huge switch with one WAN RJ-45 cable and many LAN
    > > cables from all around the office.
    > > The swich is in the corner of the office so I would like to attach
    > > WIFI somewhere else, so the range would be good enough in the other
    > > end of the office as well.
    > > Is the usual WIFI with 4 LAN ports and 1 WAN port a good device for
    > > it?

    >
    > * * no - those are really for those that have no existing LAN/switch
    >
    > >Like i.e. D-Link DI-524? And how do I install it? I imagine I must
    > > connect the WAN port in WIFI router to any LAN port in my office
    > > somewhere on the wall. Is that correct? If not how should I do this?

    >
    > * * no - you really just want to get a Wireless Access Point - vs a full
    > router
    > * * look at the Linksys WAP54G for example
    > * * else, you will need to confure the "wireless router" to just act like an
    > "access point"
    > * * and yes - you just plug the AP into any LAN jack around the area where
    > you want WiFi
    >
    >
    >
    > > And also which company do you suggest for the best range and smallest
    > > amount of problems? Is the WIFI n - standard RangeBooster sth worth
    > > investing?
    > > Thanks in advance!- Ukryj cytowany tekst -

    >
    > - Pokaż cytowany tekst -


    Thanks very much for all information. That helps a lot.
    Regards
    Michal

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