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Wireless vs Cat5 problem

Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:15 am

Had 3 CPUs networked via Cat5 cables into a Cisco Wireless G router. Everything worked fine. Could access any CPU plus share the shared printers etc. Added a Laptop with wirless adapter to the network. Wireless works fine as I am connected and can access IE etc. If I connect the Laptop with a Cat5 I can now see all 4 systems and share printers from the Laptop. However, if I remove the Cat5 and just connect wireless I cannot see the networked systems. I added the shared printers to the Laptop using the Cat5 connection but as soon as I disconnect the Cat5 the printers go from Ready to Opening and are not accessable. It as though I cannot mix wireless and Cat5 connections. 3 Cat5 CPUs run Win XP Home and Laptop has Win Prof. I am a novice when it comes to networking but I would think that I should be able to access the same stuff via Cat5 or Wireless. HELP!
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Re: Wireless vs Cat5 problem

Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:44 am

You wired your processor to a router?

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Re: Wireless vs Cat5 problem

Wed Mar 28, 2012 11:09 am

Wired proc's that can access Internet Explorer. What sort of sorcery is that ?
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Re: Wireless vs Cat5 problem

Wed Mar 28, 2012 1:56 pm

if the wirelss router is serving a different subnet to wireless cleints,
maybe a static route is needed to traffic knows hoe to get back to the wireless network.
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Re: Wireless vs Cat5 problem

Fri Mar 30, 2012 11:26 am

Thanks for your input. I am out of my league with this recommendation but did locate a techie who will look and see if he can resolve. Static routes, subnets, SSID, DNS, IPS, etc are all greek to me. Need to get educated on networking terminology. Thanks anyway.

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Re: Wireless vs Cat5 problem

Fri Mar 30, 2012 12:49 pm

Really looks like an address issue.
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Re: Wireless vs Cat5 problem

Sat Mar 31, 2012 7:48 am

Some wireless routers have a (block wlan too lan traffic) feature.
Some may have as mentioned 2 dhcp servers thus 1 for the lan and 1 for the wlan. This feature if active could be the problem .

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Re: Wireless vs Cat5 problem

Sun Apr 01, 2012 6:59 pm

Alan871...I checked for this block feature and it doesn't exist on my router. Thanks anyway. Hopefully it will get resolved next week when a network person visits my home. If not then I should have much more detail and I'll be back.

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