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By deerek11 ·
I am setting up some of my office wireless we are already setup hard wire with a domain and a dhcp server I bought my linksys wireless router from home to the office to test it out before I purchase a wireless router the problem I had was the routerwas a dhcp server also it was trying to give the systems their own IP address and I need them to stay in the rage of ip address on our network should I not use a router and use a (if any) a wireless hub?? Can some one point me in the right direstion on what or how I can set up some on my office wireless and what should I use a hub or router? E-mail me

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by TechKid In reply to Setting up a wireless rou ...

There's an option in your Linksys to turn off DHCP, do so. One caveat may be that your Linksys' LAN IP address has to be in the 192.168.X.X range. I have an SMC and that is hard coded into the router so I can't change my LAN IP address to... say 10.X.X.X. If your Linksys' IP is not on your local LAN then you either have to re-ip your LAN or buy a wireless router where you can set the router IP to match your existing LAN.

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by TechKid In reply to Setting up a wireless rou ...

It would be much easier though if you just bought a wireless hub. You wouldn't have to configure a thing, aside from the IP, and would be much easier to manage and you wouldn't lose any functionality if you're only using it on a local LAN

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by sgt_shultz In reply to Setting up a wireless rou ...

you don't need any more equipment. if you change the LAN (not WAN) ip address in the router, it will automatically change the dhcp range...turn off dhcp in the router before you put in on your LAN or you may mess up pc's that are dhcp clients. if this happens, do a ip release/renew on them. configure the router off the network first. turn off dhcp and change the ip address and subnet mask so they are compatible with your lan (check and existing network pc with winipcfg or ipconfig to see how they are set up). after you change the ip address of the router you will lose connectivity to it until you reconfigure the ip address of the pc you are using to talk to it...let us know how it goes...

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by Mike Jones In reply to Setting up a wireless rou ...

Do you require the router to provide internet access? I suspect the answer is no, in which case you need to purchase a Wireless Access Point not a router. This access point then straight into your switch\hub via a rj45 cable give you wireless access to whatever is connected to the switch\hub. If you have DHCP on your network, the access point will most likely automatically get a network address from this dhcp range. Any wireless devices should also then be able to get DHCP addresses. Wireless Access Points without the router functionality are reasonable cheap.

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by olisao55 In reply to Setting up a wireless rou ...

i have wap11 linksys routers, they will broadcast until manually configured with a pc and the disk, no big deal

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