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Windows 7: Can you access a Cable moden via Wireless Access Point

19 Feb 2012   #1
jailbirdslanger

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Can you access a Cable moden via Wireless Access Point

This question may not be what you think it is. I am trying to fix an intermittent issue in my home environment. The issue is I am having to use wireless. Our Xfinity Cable/WAP modem sits on the top floor of our house. I am located in the basement. The wireless signal I get most of the time is very good, and by very good i mean at least 15+ mb/s on speedtest.com.

I am taking the Cisco Network Academy classes and am familiar with network terminology and concepts. However, what I'm trying to do is take a router/WAP (using it downstairs where I'm located) and configure it to access our xfinity modem upstairs, so that I can plug in to it downstairs using a RJ-45. Is this possible?

Let me know what yall think. By the way the router/wap i would be using is a netgear model unknown at this moment but could easily find out.

Thanks,
Eric


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19 Feb 2012   #2
Qdos

 

As long as the two devices are on the same subnet (as they should be in normal circumstances) then it should work.

You may need to designate your wireless machine, in the router, as having access privileges.
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19 Feb 2012   #3
NeedForSleep

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit
 
 

Hey.

Im using WiFi but im not using a cable. I think it works though.

NeedForSleep
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19 Feb 2012   #4
jailbirdslanger

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Qdos View Post
As long as the two devices are on the same subnet (as they should be in normal circumstances) then it should work.

You may need to designate your wireless machine, in the router, as having access privileges.
The text in bold, are you indicating the main router/wap (xfinity modem)?
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19 Feb 2012   #5
Qdos

 

You need your basement router/AP set to bridge/repeater mode.

The cable-modem was the device I was referring to regards permissions :)
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