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  1. Darksaber

    Darksaber W1zzard's Sidekick Staff Member

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    Alright, here's the problem:

    Using WLAN to access the internet thru a WLAN router a floor above me. Have a wired connection to a Surecom router /w USB printserver, connected to my laser printer.

    No I cannot surf the web as long as I have the wired (Marvel Gigabit) network enabled.

    how can I change that?

    I want to be able to do both at once...

    anyone here know how?

    cheers
    DS
     
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    Ok the problem is you are confusing the computer. It has 2 open connections to the internet and doesn't know which one to use. With a regular wireless connection and a wired connection, the computer usually defaults to the stronger one, which is always the wired connection. But with WLAN, it doesnt know which one to pic. So what you are going to have to do is disable one while you use the other and vice versa. Just go to network connections and disable one of them.
     
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    LOL I just got it!

    took my wired router, assigned a static ip to my PCs network card (using MAC address), and entered that IP and the subnet into the TCP/IP configscreen for that network card in windows.

    Sincere there is no gateway, it will not be used for internet, and my printer works :) yesss

    *G*

    cheers
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    Woops misread that one lol.
    It could been easier with 2 NIC cards then you could keep the 2 difference MAC addresses and all would have been fine.
     
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    Just a little not its note its not always faster to use a patch cable to a router! Network cards work at 100 base (100 MBps) and some wireless cards at 108MBps.

    However it doesnt always work like that. depends on distance and noise.

    Wirless is hypertheticly faster!
     
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    but so is memory bandwidth ;)
     
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    You are right maybe I didn’t explain very well. But,
    Bandwidth is the amount of data that can be transferred over the network in a fixed amount of time. On the Net, it is usually expressed in bits per second or in higher units like Mbps. a 10/100 Base TX Network adapter can deliver 100 Mbps, and a wireless card has the potential to deliver 108 Mbps. so those figures would imply that wireless is faster.

    BYW, that is not my opinion, just fact. i prefere to patch my computer in. there are lots of pro's and cons.
     
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    Cross Patch cables are more for server to server connections. You dont need one for a router since the router does the work for you. Just wanted to add my 2 cents.
     
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    the correct terms are "crossover" aqnd "patch". Patch is an extension (router->PC) and a crossover is for like switch->pc or pc->pc.

    Wires will always beat wireless because of security, latency, and just plain physical speed.

    However, wireless is rapidly catching up.. :)
     

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