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Wireless on a existing network

By kashmeir63 ·
Hi,
I have an existing network. I also have a access point device. I would like to make a laptop go wireless. Do I have to do the following:
Have the access point put on the network via cat 5 cable. Buy a wireless adapter card for the laptop. Point the wireless adapter to point to the access point. And thats it.
I feel like I'm leaving a step out. If any can help it would be appreciated. Thank You

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by sgt_shultz In reply to Wireless on a existing ne ...

that's it i think. the only thing i can think of to add is that you might want to be sure dhcp server is off on the new 'router' (wireless access point). see full step by step instructions for doing this and all necessary for your os at www.linksys.com
don't forget to use WEP, don't broadcast your wireless lan name, change the password off the default and maybe only allow your laptop to connect...

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by LMon In reply to Wireless on a existing ne ...

You must also configure your wireless cards to the settings of the accespoint. SSD,WEP,etc

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