How do I add wireless to wired?

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by racislo, May 7, 2007.

  1. racislo

    racislo LI Guru Member

    I have a BEFSR41 wired router connected to my cable modem. I have three computers (desktop and two laptops) connected to it. I want to add wireless (WRT54G?) to my home network so people can walk around with their laptops and not be wired to the wall. How do I do this? Thanks in advance for your advice.

  2. frenchy2k1

    frenchy2k1 LI Guru Member

    The simplest way would be to just replace the BEFSR41 with the WRT54G.
    The 54G includes all the functions of the SR41 and add the wireless G connectivity.

    You'll need to copy the configuration over from your current router to the new one, but it should be quick and painless.
  3. zardiw

    zardiw LI Guru Member

    Or you could just plug the 54G (you might want to get a 54GL) into your existing router.....that would give you 4 more LAN ports and wireless.....If you keep everything on the same subnet, you could turn off LAN DHCP in the new router and let the BF hand out IP's, since it has DHCP capability......z
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