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Home network help needed.

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by Joe, May 25, 2015.

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  1. Joe

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    I have a cable modem which is hardwired into a wireless modem. That would have a weak signal on the patio and the far end of the house, so I bought a wireless booster.

    All is working fine, except on my desktop, on boot up, it keeps defaulting to the wireless booster modem instead of the hardwire connection that I have to the original wireless modem.

    I can't find a setting to change the default to the hardwire modem that is sitting two feet away from the desktop, or does it matter speed-wise? I assumed that having it wired directly to the modem would be faster.

    Win 7 and I've looked in the Home Network settings. Do I have to create a new network?
     
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    I would think if you have it hardwired , then you should just turn of the wifi on your desktop.
     
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    Never mind! Sometimes I just out think myself. I need to be on the wireless because the other 3 network computers are on that.
     
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    that shouldn't be a problem.

    I would figure your wifi and hardwired connection are on the same subnet.

    I run both hardwired and wifi on the same network.
     
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    This.... I'm assuming that you're either getting a 192.168.0.x or a 192.168.1.x IP address. And, your subnet should be 255.255.255.0
    As long as all the other devices on your network have the same IP/Subnet setup, then you can run a CAT5 or CAT6 cable to your cable modem from your main PC.
    Now if you have your WiFi on a different VLAN, that's another thing. If you don't know what a VLAN is, then you don't. :)
     
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