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Setting up a Wireless network

By Patrick@Work ·
I have 10 networks with 16 users. I want to connect them all using wireless. Store files on a main server.

Using a Windows Server for DHCP I connect it to wireless access point. I then installed a wireless card in dedicated computers on each network. I then use WinXP Pro to bridge the wireless LAN card to the wire LAN card.

When I do this I can no longer get an IP.

When the wireless is not bridged I can get an IP on the wireless card from the server.

What am I doing wrong?

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by CG IT In reply to Setting up a Wireless net ...

if you have an access point, you don't need to bridge. Thats the whole point of access points.

Just type in bridging wired to wireless in IE and do a search. Theres tons of blogs on bridging wired to wireless and in most cases everyone will comment Huh? why go through all the headache. just get an access point.

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by Patrick@Work In reply to Setting up a Wireless net ...

I found fix for this. You must use the netsh command and force compatabity mode for the wireless card and it all was good.

netsh bridge show adapter - This will show the number assigned to your wireless NIC.

netsh bridge set adapter 1 enable - Where "1" is whatever number is assigned to your wireless NIC.
netsh bridge show adapter - This will show the number assigned to your wireless NIC.

netsh bridge set adapter 1 enable - Where "1" is whatever number is assigned to your wireless NIC.
netsh bridge show adapter - This will show the number assigned to your wireless NIC.

netsh bridge set adapter 1 enable - Where "1" is whatever number is assigned to your wireless NIC.

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