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Wifi shared w/in LAN

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Wifi shared w/in LAN

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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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    CG IT

    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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    me

    Know anyone who wants a Netgear Router?

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    bigbigboss

    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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    me

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

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    CG IT

    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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    CG IT

    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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    me

    Know anyone who wants a Netgear Router?

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    bigbigboss

    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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    me

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

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    0 Votes
    CG IT

    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.