Wireless network combined with LAN

By Bass_man
Sep 15, 2007
  1. Ok, so I'm trying to get a network set up in my house.
    The set-up:
    4 laptops, each hooked up to a modem. Laptops all have wireless capabilities.
    1 desktop, with no wireless card, hooked up to a wireless router, not connected to internet.

    What I want to happen (and am unable to *have* happen thus far) is to be able to have the laptops be able to use their own modems for internet purposes, but have a wireless network (from the desktop) for file and printer sharing.

    The difficulties are that the router can NOT be hooked up to the modems, and must should stay with the desktop.

    How can I go about doing this?
    If I left out any important information, please let me know.
  2. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,383   +105

    Welcome to TechSpot with you first posting!

    You have 4 - wireless laptops and 1 wired desktop correct?

    Wireless Router with DHCP disabled and it's not hooked up to the Modem correct?

    So you have 4 modems for each 4 wireless laptop correct?
    Desktop is not wireless but that is wired and is hooked up to the wireless router but not to the internet correct.

    You want the desktop to be able to share printer to the 4 wireless laptops

    1. Setup Static IP, Subnet Mask, Default Gateway setup for each laptop and desktop.

    Why are you using a setup like this can I ask?
  3. Bass_man

    Bass_man TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Yeah, the desktop is wired to the router, the laptops are wired to the internet.
    Wireless router has no internet access.
    I want the sharing capabilities from the wireless (to access the media files on the laptops from the desktop, which is hooked up to a TV), but I don't want to give up my internet connection from the laptops.

    What would I use for the static IP?

    Thanks for your help.
  4. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,383   +105

    Sounds like you have SAT TV and Internet connection is right? If so someone else here has the same problem. He got switch to get everything to work right. You need to setup static IP

    Remember you have numbers thru 254 for IP address
    Subnet Mask:
    Default Gateway:

    What's the settings in the Router/Modem for:

    Subnet Mask:
    Default Gateway:

    Router#2- Wireless

    Subnet Mask:
    Default Gateway:

    Each PC would be:

    PC #1

    Subnet Mask:
    Default Gateway:

    PC #2
    Subnet Mask:
    Default Gateway:

    PC #3
    Subnet Mask:
    Default Gateway:

    PC #4
    Subnet Mask:
    Default Gateway:

    If you're using DNS: then change the Default Gateway: instead of the 1

    This how is should be for static but you need to take a look at your main then set up everything else manually since you can't use DHCP with your SAT/Modem/Router

    Are you paying for a domain name you have it Are you running a domain or workgroup at your place?

    also read this thread...
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