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Windows 7: Can I use a router to convert to a wireless-b signal?

07 Oct 2012   #11
edwar

7 x64
 
 

Yes you do the router setup first when you first take the router out of the box.


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07 Oct 2012   #12
gherrick

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by edwar View Post
Yes you do the router setup first when you first take the router out of the box.
Great, thanks. I think i understand the your instructions now. But how do I get my university's ip range?
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07 Oct 2012   #13
edwar

7 x64
 
 

Connect a computer to the wall socket and look at the IP address it gets.
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07 Oct 2012   #14
gherrick

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by edwar View Post
Connect a computer to the wall socket and look at the IP address it gets.
Ohhh okay, Thanks for answering. I typed ipconfig in the command prompt and got Ipv4- 128.xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx (some numbers). Do I have the right numbers?
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07 Oct 2012   #15
edwar

7 x64
 
 

Well it seems the school is handing out Public IP addresses. 128.X.X.X is a real internet address and not a Private address

Post the full IPconfig output. You can replace the numbers after the 128 with X's.
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07 Oct 2012   #16
gherrick

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by edwar View Post
Well it seems the school is handing out Public IP addresses. 128.X.X.X is a real internet address and not a Private address

Post the full IPconfig output. You can replace the numbers after the 128 with X's.

Windows IP Configuration: removed
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07 Oct 2012   #17
edwar

7 x64
 
 

Well then I'd try using the router as a real router. Use the WAN/Internet port and leave the DHCP server enabled.

Does your school have any restrictions about using a router? I'd check that out first.
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07 Oct 2012   #18
gherrick

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I'm pretty sure they're allowed. I pick up other people's routers my on laptop.

So can I just plug in the router to the ethernet, set it to broadcast wireless-b and be done?

btw I'm going to delete my ipconfig now to be safe.
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07 Oct 2012   #19
edwar

7 x64
 
 

Well yes but you should setup security on the wireless side so others can connect to it and then you get blamed for any illegal downloading on the IP address assigned to your room.

Other then that you should be good to go.
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07 Oct 2012   #20
gherrick

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by edwar View Post
Well yes but you should setup security on the wireless side so others can connect to it and then you get blamed for any illegal downloading on the IP address assigned to your room.

Other then that you should be good to go.
Ah that's good news. It won't be used all the time, only when I want wireless-b wifi for my ds. I'll set up a WEP password for when I do use it.

I haven't set up a router in a long time. I just plug the router into the jack, have another cable connecting the router and pc and install it that way no?

BTW, thanks for answering everything, really appreciate it.
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