Testing a LAN WAP without a computer?

By RoninV ·
We just added a few WAP (Linksys) to our network (W2k server), and they all 'ping' fine. Is there a way to test them without 'accessing' them from the outside? Basically, can they be tested without using a wireless notebook?

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by Dedlbug In reply to Testing a LAN WAP without ...

As long as you configured the settings correctly in the wireless Access Point, You should be ready to accept connections wirelessly. There is no way to test the wireless connection without a wireless signal. You could try a PDA that have WiFi, or a phone, or a desktop with a wireless card. But you wont know if it works unless you try to connect to it. Hope this helps. =]

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How many times do you plan to ask this question?

by CharlieSpencer In reply to Testing a LAN WAP without ...

You've already posted it three times as a Question and once as a Discussion.

What purpose would your test serve? Unless you actually connect to them with a wireless communications device (laptop, tablet, portable, etc.) you won't know if they really work.

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by jdclyde In reply to How many times do you pla ...

Keep asking a question until someone tells you the answer you WANT to hear.

Facts, while interesting, are irrelevant.

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by rmathis In reply to Classic

There are key floobs that can beep when you are in a spot with wifi. There a nifty little tool for telling if its there check newegg they have them every once in awhile.

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by jdclyde In reply to Yes

Knowing if there is signal does not let you know if you have it correctly configured and working.

Suppose they forgot to put in the gateway? DNS server? It isn't WIRED correctly?

You have to connect to it to see if you can connect to it. Period. I did post the exception to having to use a laptop. Get the wireless card for you pc.

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Actually, yes they can

by jdclyde In reply to Testing a LAN WAP without ...

By putting in a wireless pci card in your desktop.

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