How to add wireless to an existing network?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by rjack88, May 20, 2007.

  1. rjack88

    rjack88 LI Guru Member

    I have an existing DSL modem connected to my computer, passing the external address on to the PC, so I can have IIS host my webpage, and resolve my address so I can remote desktop to my PC, and I have a private FTP server running.

    Now I want to add a wireless access point into the mix so I can sit outside and get to the internet through my existing set-up.

    My PC has 2 NIC's, one for my internal network, and one connected directly to the DSL modem. My thought was to add a WRT54GS, connect the "internet" port to the second NIC, and bridge the connection to allow the Linksys to serve the IP to the 4 ports for my other wired PC's and add the wireless for my laptops, that way everyone could get to the internet, and I can get rid of my wired 100mb hub.

    Will this work? or am I missing something?
  2. ifican

    ifican Network Guru Member

    Do you have 2 external ip's from your isp or are you nat'ing at the pc? If nating at the pc, bridging the connection will loose the ability to connect to your iis box. Another way to do it is to let the wrt handle the connection and just port forward what you need for your internal network. But there are lots of ways to connect an AP into the network and make it work.
  3. rjack88

    rjack88 LI Guru Member

    I only have 1 IP from my ISP. which I need to be at the main PC, the other PC's are in the 192.168.xx.xx range.
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