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Old December 24th 10, 12:25 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.network_web
siiix[_2_]
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here is my projects

in the 22 unit warehouse building (kinda like a university dorm) i have
to supply the internet, BUT not allowed to run wires to every room do to
the fire inspectors

so i will have to partially do at least 2 wifi antennas and some lan
hookups

i use a computer with ICS instead of a router to supply IP's (for
bandwidth management reasons)

problem1 :
they all have to be on the same subnet, in other words i can not just
run wifi routers that give out new sets of IP's

how do i do that ? can i use a wifi router like i would a wired switch
? what option is that in the routers settings ?

an alternative option would be to have 1 NIC card and 2 wifi cards in
the ICS computer, again not sure how to tell ICS to use 3 network cards
for ICS output, is that even possible ?

problem2:
for bandwidth management and monitoring i try to use Antamedia
Bandwidth Manager V1.0.0 (full version, not trial)

reason is in this building we have only a DSL 2000/800 available, and
if someone is using utorrent full blast every one else is not getting
even a page open

is there a better solution to do this with ? i cant get that to work as
of yet, it wont even monitor any traffic outside the computer its
installed on, not alone having the option to limit traffic to each IP or
MAC individually

tried netlimiter , that i had even less luck with


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Old December 25th 10, 02:07 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.network_web
John Wunderlich
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siiix wrote in
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so i will have to partially do at least 2 wifi antennas and some
lan hookups

i use a computer with ICS instead of a router to supply IP's (for
bandwidth management reasons)

problem1 :
they all have to be on the same subnet, in other words i can not
just run wifi routers that give out new sets of IP's

how do i do that ? can i use a wifi router like i would a wired
switch ? what option is that in the routers settings ?

an alternative option would be to have 1 NIC card and 2 wifi cards
in the ICS computer, again not sure how to tell ICS to use 3
network cards for ICS output, is that even possible ?



What you really need to do is to connect two Access Points to your
ICS output. A wireless router can be configured to act like an
access point. Simply turn off the DHCP feature in the wireless
router and make all connections to the LAN ports (do not use the WAN
port). Ideally you would use Cross-cables although most modern
routers will self-sense the connection direction and will work with
standard cables.

HTH,
John
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Old December 27th 10, 06:52 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.network_web
siiix[_3_]
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thank you john

quick question , if i do that what will be the wifi sid name ? normally
i configure that in the router, but if i disable DHCP the router wont
have a configuration page, there for i wont be able to configure
anything

i assume there is no password so wifi will be unsecured, with is ok
just curious how this will work


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Old December 29th 10, 04:32 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.network_web
John Wunderlich
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siiix wrote in
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thank you john

quick question , if i do that what will be the wifi sid name ?
normally i configure that in the router, but if i disable DHCP the
router wont have a configuration page, there for i wont be able to
configure anything

i assume there is no password so wifi will be unsecured, with is
ok just curious how this will work



You will also have to configure the routers to have a local IP
address that is in the same subnet but different from the ICS
address and from each other. For example if ICS is at address
192.168.1.1, then you might configure your two routers to have a
local IP address of 192.168.1.2 and 192.168.1.3.

You will still be able to configure the wireless routers by
connecting to its address with a web browser and able to assign any
SSID to it that you desire as well as an access password. Disabling
DHCP does not disable the configuration page, it only disables the
router's ability to assign an IP address to a client machine (which
should be handled by your ICS rather than the router).

There are many articles on the web addressing this. One of them is
he

"How to set a Wireless Router as an Access Point"
http://www.speedguide.net/articles/h...ess-point-2556

HTH,
John
 




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