Setting up a wireless router at work

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  1. Emerican_Idiot

    Emerican_Idiot Notebook Consultant

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    I'm trying to setup a wireless router at work, but I'm having a lot of trouble setting it up. Right now my work is using a hub to share internet with all the surrounding computers. I'm trying to connect an old wireless router from home into the hub so we can have wifi. However when I tried I really couldn't figure it out. Pretty much connecting my router to the hub is my only option. At home I'll be using pppoe... though I work I'm not sure what to use. I'm pretty sure it's not a dsl connect so I think we can rule out pppoe but other than that I'm lost. Any help would be much appreciated.
     
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    This is very difficult to say given your information. Model numbers of all products are useful.

    Are you planning to move this router back and forth or are you planning on leaving this router there?

    Given the paucity of information, I can only give a rough answer...essentially, you want to log into your old router and disable dhcp. You also want to assign the router an ip address so it will be on the network you are connecting to (the default ip address may not match your work network).

    Then you want to connect a wire from "hub" to a LAN port -- DO NOT USE THE WAN PORT.

    You are essentially turning your router in to a wireless access point.
     
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    The model number for the router is BW-54R11... it's a pretty crappy router I got for free from best buy that I'm no longer using. As for the model number for the hub I have no idea. I'll be leaving the router there. So I'm assuming on the router's home page I can disable the dhcp from there. Though how do I assign the router to an ip address? Do I again do that on the router home page? So the ethernet cable that I normally would connect into the WAN, I would connect it to one of the lan ports on my router which is then connected to the hub?
     
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    I cannot find the Blanc router anywhere...was looking for a manual. There should be someplace where you can set the LAN address. You need to match that to your current network.

    What is an ip address and subnet mask on your current machines?

    And yes, run a cat5 cable from the hub to a lan port on the router.
     
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