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Wifi shared w/in LAN

By me ·
I have a small business who has already setup a router hardwired
thruout the office. We've also got a Wifi router we'd like to implement
on the same network, ultimately allowing users connecting wirelessly to
access printers on the hardwired network.

If I go with factory settings on the Wifi Router, obviously that creates a
new DHCP pool & therefor I can't see the wired network. Can I just
disable DHCP, manually set the Wifi's address high up in the wired
network's pool & manually assign the same DNS/Subnet as well? Will
this allow users who connect wirelessly to see devices on the wired
network?

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return the router for an access point

by CG IT In reply to Wifi shared w/in LAN

if you already have a router on the LAN, return the wireless router and get a wireless Access Point.

Routers segment networks meaning if you already have one, when you put another in you just created another network.

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Will buy new WAP...

by me In reply to return the router for an ...

Know anyone who wants a Netgear Router?

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is one enough ?

by bigbigboss In reply to Wifi shared w/in LAN

When you say it is a WiFi router, does that mean you have wireless Access point and ethernet ports (4 ?) on that router ? Will 4 ethernet ports be enough for all of your needs or do you need extra ?

If you WiFi routers has all the ports you need, you can retire your old router, and just use the WiFi router.

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is one enough?

by me In reply to is one enough ?

I have a 24port Switch from Dell, and a Netgear router (1
uplink/4 ports).

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well .......

by CG IT In reply to is one enough?

as the other poster said, you could get rid of the original router and use the Wireless router that has a 4 port wired switch built in instead.

same configuration you have now, except swapping out the Netgear with the Wireless.

but you don't want 2 network segments on your LAN and that's what 2 routers will give you.

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