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  1. #1
    Linea Recta
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    using wi-fi from wired computer

    I was wondering is it possible at all to control the wi-fi part of my router
    from a PC which is connected to the router by wire?
    Why? For example for using a program like inSSIDer.




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  2. #2
    Frankster
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    Re: using wi-fi from wired computer

    > I was wondering is it possible at all to control the wi-fi part of my
    > router from a PC which is connected to the router by wire?


    Yes. You can "control" the wireless part of your router. In that you can
    configure it.

    > Why? For example for using a program like inSSIDer.


    From my reading on inssider, it would require a PC running inssider to have
    a wireless adapter card installed to function properly.

    -Frank


  3. #3
    David B.
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    Re: using wi-fi from wired computer

    Think about it for a minute, how are you going to scan for wi-fi networks if
    the computer doesn't have wi-fi capability?

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    "Linea Recta" <mccm.vos@abc.invalid> wrote in message
    news:etMXohiiKHA.5020@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >I was wondering is it possible at all to control the wi-fi part of my
    >router from a PC which is connected to the router by wire?
    > Why? For example for using a program like inSSIDer.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > --
    > regards,
    >
    > |\ /|
    > | \/ |@rk
    > \../
    > \/os
    >
    >
    >



  4. #4
    Linea Recta
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    Re: using wi-fi from wired computer

    "David B." <mail@nomail.net> schreef in bericht
    news:%23a9EnMjiKHA.5608@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    > Think about it for a minute,



    I did, and longer than a minute...


    > how are you going to scan for wi-fi networks if the computer doesn't have
    > wi-fi capability?



    That's why I mentioned controlling the router, which does have wi-fi
    capability.




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    > "Linea Recta" <mccm.vos@abc.invalid> wrote in message
    > news:etMXohiiKHA.5020@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >>I was wondering is it possible at all to control the wi-fi part of my
    >>router from a PC which is connected to the router by wire?
    >> Why? For example for using a program like inSSIDer.
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> --
    >> regards,
    >>
    >> |\ /|
    >> | \/ |@rk
    >> \../
    >> \/os
    >>
    >>
    >>

    >




  5. #5
    Paul
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    Re: using wi-fi from wired computer

    Linea Recta wrote:
    > "David B." <mail@nomail.net> schreef in bericht
    > news:%23a9EnMjiKHA.5608@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >> Think about it for a minute,

    >
    >
    > I did, and longer than a minute...
    >
    >
    >> how are you going to scan for wi-fi networks if the computer doesn't
    >> have wi-fi capability?

    >
    >
    > That's why I mentioned controlling the router, which does have wi-fi
    > capability.
    >


    Based on reading a description of what "inSSIDer" is doing, you
    need a Wifi card inside the computer. The Wifi card is used to sniff
    the airwaves, under control of the "inSSIDer" program.

    If all of the functionality of the "inSSIDer" program, was contained
    in the router itself, and the router had an HTTP web page with all
    of the necessary information in it, a computer could pull that info
    from the router. The router is a self-contained system, and its
    processor bus is not exposed to your desktop computer. You only
    get the info from the router, that the router is designed to give.

    Paul

  6. #6
    Linea Recta
    Guest

    Re: using wi-fi from wired computer

    "Paul" <nospam@needed.com> schreef in bericht
    news:hhim0k$n0q$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    > Linea Recta wrote:
    >> "David B." <mail@nomail.net> schreef in bericht
    >> news:%23a9EnMjiKHA.5608@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >>> Think about it for a minute,

    >>
    >>
    >> I did, and longer than a minute...
    >>
    >>
    >>> how are you going to scan for wi-fi networks if the computer doesn't
    >>> have wi-fi capability?

    >>
    >>
    >> That's why I mentioned controlling the router, which does have wi-fi
    >> capability.
    >>

    >
    > Based on reading a description of what "inSSIDer" is doing, you
    > need a Wifi card inside the computer. The Wifi card is used to sniff
    > the airwaves, under control of the "inSSIDer" program.
    >
    > If all of the functionality of the "inSSIDer" program, was contained
    > in the router itself, and the router had an HTTP web page with all
    > of the necessary information in it, a computer could pull that info
    > from the router. The router is a self-contained system, and its
    > processor bus is not exposed to your desktop computer.




    I was thinking more in theory than in practice, but that answers my question
    I suppose...



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  7. #7
    smlunatick
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    Re: using wi-fi from wired computer

    On Dec 31, 5:01*pm, "Linea Recta" <mccm....@abc.invalid> wrote:
    > "David B." <m...@nomail.net> schreef in berichtnews:%23a9EnMjiKHA.5608@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >
    > > Think about it for a minute,

    >
    > I did, and longer than a minute...
    >
    > > how are you going to scan for wi-fi networks if the computer doesn't have
    > > wi-fi capability?

    >
    > That's why I mentioned controlling the router, which does have wi-fi
    > capability.
    >
    > --
    > regards,
    >
    > |\ */|
    > | \/ |@rk
    > *\../
    > * \/os
    >
    >
    >
    > > --

    >
    > > --
    > > "Linea Recta" <mccm....@abc.invalid> wrote in message
    > >news:etMXohiiKHA.5020@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > >>I was wondering is it possible at all to control the wi-fi part of my
    > >>router from a PC which is connected to the router by wire?
    > >> Why? For example for using a program like inSSIDer.

    >
    > >> --
    > >> regards,

    >
    > >> |\ */|
    > >> | \/ |@rk
    > >> \../
    > >> *\/os


    To control the wi-fi at the router, you will need to access the
    router's internal configuration pages via a web browser. Yes, you can
    and should control the router's wi-fi settings via a wired computer

    inSSIDer is a tool which, with a wi-fi adapter, will detect and list
    out all wi-fi network with-in the area of the "inSSIDer" based
    computer. inSSIDer offers no control aspect for any router.

  8. #8
    Linea Recta
    Guest

    Re: using wi-fi from wired computer


    "smlunatick" <yveslec@gmail.com> schreef in bericht
    news:0268b63c-1d71-42c3-800e-1d5f00788cee@k19g2000yqc.googlegroups.com...
    On Dec 31, 5:01 pm, "Linea Recta" <mccm....@abc.invalid> wrote:
    > "David B." <m...@nomail.net> schreef in
    > berichtnews:%23a9EnMjiKHA.5608@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >
    > > Think about it for a minute,

    >
    > I did, and longer than a minute...
    >
    > > how are you going to scan for wi-fi networks if the computer doesn't
    > > have
    > > wi-fi capability?

    >
    > That's why I mentioned controlling the router, which does have wi-fi
    > capability.
    >
    > --
    > regards,
    >
    > |\ /|
    > | \/ |@rk
    > \../
    > \/os
    >
    >
    >
    > > --

    >
    > > --
    > > "Linea Recta" <mccm....@abc.invalid> wrote in message
    > >news:etMXohiiKHA.5020@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > >>I was wondering is it possible at all to control the wi-fi part of my
    > >>router from a PC which is connected to the router by wire?
    > >> Why? For example for using a program like inSSIDer.

    >
    > >> --
    > >> regards,

    >
    > >> |\ /|
    > >> | \/ |@rk
    > >> \../
    > >> \/os


    To control the wi-fi at the router, you will need to access the
    router's internal configuration pages via a web browser. Yes, you can
    and should control the router's wi-fi settings via a wired computer

    inSSIDer is a tool which, with a wi-fi adapter, will detect and list
    out all wi-fi network with-in the area of the "inSSIDer" based
    computer. inSSIDer offers no control aspect for any router.



    ---end quote---


    Yes, on my (wi-fi enabled) notebook it works fine.
    I already changed my channel to 6, because the neighbourhood seems to use 1,
    6 and 11. Channel 6 was used the least and the weakest.



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  9. #9
    Jack [MVP-Networking]
    Guest

    Re: using wi-fi from wired computer

    Hi
    Actually Not only that you can control the Wireless Router through the wired
    computer but it is also the right way to do so.
    Configuring the Router from a wireless computer ends up ,many time with a
    catch22 situation.
    I.e., the connection can be severed in the middle of the configuration and
    you would not be able to connect to continue the configuration cause
    something will mismatch.
    After the Router was configured you can use insider (or manually) configure
    the wireless computer.
    InSSIDer can provide provide some fun info. and have few more gimmicks, but
    it is Not Router configuration utility.
    Jack (MS, MVP-Networking).


    "Linea Recta" <mccm.vos@abc.invalid> wrote in message
    news:etMXohiiKHA.5020@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >I was wondering is it possible at all to control the wi-fi part of my
    >router from a PC which is connected to the router by wire?
    > Why? For example for using a program like inSSIDer.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > --
    > regards,
    >
    > |\ /|
    > | \/ |@rk
    > \../
    > \/os
    >
    >
    >



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