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join wireless network to LAN with different range of IP's?

By redpro ·
I have a LAN with IP range 192.168.16.x and wireless with IP range 192.168.0.x. how to access the LAN from laptop using wireless network to access servers and shared folders? is there any software or hardware that can help with this issue?

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Try changing the subnet

by markp24 In reply to join wireless network to ...

Hi
try changing your subnetmask to 255.255.0.0 ?

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It's complex and difficult, but possible

by robo_dev In reply to join wireless network to ...

the short answer is you cannot easily do that, since you cannot split a windows workgroup across multiple subnets. It makes more sense to re-address the WLAN to simply put the WLAN devices on the same subnet...in other words throw away your WLAN router and buy a WLAN Access Point (AP). It's also possible to reconfigure a WLAN router to act as an AP.

It is possible to setup a router to allow communication between the two subnets, then create manual LMHOSTS entries in each workstation to allow you to map each resource to it's IP address, allowing you to share folders, printers, etc.

Alternately, you could setup a Windows server as a domain controller. This would give you a WINS server that would allow cross-subnet browsing.

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by markp24 In reply to It's complex and difficul ...

Hello Robo_dev,

just curious, if he was to make it one big subnet (assuming the systems are either in workgroup mode or all on the same domain already) would that make sense to try? I am curious if the Wlan and Lan are on the same device. This one question is interesting, iam curious how it is resolved.

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My guess is that

by robo_dev In reply to join wireless network to ...

someone just plugged a WLAN router into a Wired LAN. This will create another network, but obviously the two LANs cannot communicate.

If you set a static IP in the WLAN router, turn off DHCP, and plug one of it's LAN ports into the wired lan, it will now work as an AP.

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by markp24 In reply to My guess is that

I seewhat you mean, I was thiniing more along the lines of a single router with wlan/lan all in one. Your direction definitly makes sense. I hope redpro can tell us more on the devices and configuration, and what is used to solve the issue.

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PLS ANSWERS MY QUESTIONS AFTER THAT I WILL BE REGULAR ON THIS SITE.?

by AAAAAANUPAM In reply to join wireless network to ...

SIR I AM JUST STARTING AS A TEAM LEADER IN A COMPANY CAN YOU PLEASE ANSWER MY SOME QUESTIONS?
1) WHAT IS SUBNETTING AND CAN YOU DESCRIBE ME ABOUT SUBNETTING IN A EASY METHOD AND WITH AN EXAMPLE IN SIMPLE LANGUAGE.
2) HOW CAN WE CONFIGURE A SWITCH.?
3) WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN NORMAL SWITCH AND CISCO SWITCH AND DESCRIBE IN A EASY MANNER AND WITH EXAMPLES OR LAYOUT.?

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