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WendelLives
09-08-04, 07:55 AM
I have a PII box with 98se on it which is connected wirelessly to my network with a D-Link router. (Cablevision broadband, I believe itís a static address.) I want to move this PC downstairs to the basement where I'm rebuilding some other old machines... can I use the PII box down there as second router or access point or hub for those other PCs?

And... I found something online called an "Asound 4-Port Internal 10/100 PCI Router Card" Will that help me?

Thanks much for any insight!

ghost
09-16-04, 02:48 AM
I have a PII box with 98se on it which is connected wirelessly to my network with a D-Link router. (Cablevision broadband, I believe itís a static address.) I want to move this PC downstairs to the basement where I'm rebuilding some other old machines... can I use the PII box down there as second router or access point or hub for those other PCs?

And... I found something online called an "Asound 4-Port Internal 10/100 PCI Router Card" Will that help me?

Thanks much for any insight!
If you can connect wirelessly from the basement to the D-Link, just get an extra wireless card or two for the old boxes. If what you're saying is that you cannot connect wirelessly from the basement, then you need a wireless access point plus the wireless cards or just get one of these:

http://www.linksys.com/products/product.asp?grid=33&scid=35&prid=615

JackMDS
09-16-04, 02:21 PM
If you can connect wirelessly from the basement to the D-Link, just get an extra wireless card or two for the old boxes. If what you're saying is that you cannot connect wirelessly from the basement, then you need a wireless access point plus the wireless cards or just get one of these:

http://www.linksys.com/products/product.asp?grid=33&scid=35&prid=615Not Really a Wireless card connected to a PC can be connected to another card in Ad-Hoc (some cards might connect to more then one). However it is not functioning as an Access Point.

May be this can Help: Wirelessly Bridging Home / SOHO Network. (http://www.ezlan.net/bridging.html)

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ghost
09-16-04, 02:47 PM
Not Really a Wireless card connected to a PC can be connected to another card in Ad-Hoc (some cards might connect to more then one). However it is not functioning as an Access Point.

May be this can Help: Wirelessly Bridging Home / SOHO Network. (http://www.ezlan.net/bridging.html)

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I know about Ad-Hoc mode, that's why I suggested what I did. Otherwise he wouldn't be able to access the router upstairs. :)

The_Lurker
09-22-04, 09:16 PM
I have a PII box with 98se on it which is connected wirelessly to my network with a D-Link router. (Cablevision broadband, I believe itís a static address.) I want to move this PC downstairs to the basement where I'm rebuilding some other old machines... can I use the PII box down there as second router or access point or hub for those other PCs?

And... I found something online called an "Asound 4-Port Internal 10/100 PCI Router Card" Will that help me?

Thanks much for any insight!

yes you can.


PII 98se box is wirelessly connected to D-link router.

1)install a second NIC in PII98se box.
2)setup ICS on PII98se box. -----> http://www.practicallynetworked.com/sharing/ics/icsinstall.htm
3)purchase very cheap hub or switch.
4)plug all comps. into hub/switch.

access internet, utilizing PII98se box as a ICS access point.

i do this right now with all upstairs comps. in my house.