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#1 lechatboote

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Posted 26 September 2006 - 05:00 PM

Have a large home, through which the internet signal would not transmit well wirelessly. Called the "geek squad" who put in a repeated, plugged into an electrical outlet. Some how they set up another network through this repeater so I have two networks running simultaneously.

I would like to share the printer, however it appears only on the network to which my computer is hardwired. The other (secondary network) does not appear on my list of available networks and is strictly a wireless network accessable via the wireless laptops being used in the house.

Am I able to share my printer on this other network? Is it truly a network or only a pseudo network. HELP

Thank you very much

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#2 Grinler

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Posted 27 September 2006 - 11:06 AM

Hmm...I am not exactly sure how they set this up, but they should not have setup two different wireless networks. Instead they should have installed wireless extender and made it so it extended the original wireless network.

Do you know exactly what it is the put in? Model number? Manufacturer?

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Posted 27 September 2006 - 12:15 PM

I can't remember the name of the brand on the device, I'm in the office currently so I will have to check.

The network is setup as a different wireless network. The original network is 3 way the second network is called 2 way.

The original network is hard wire not really using the wirelss as it doesn't transmit far enough although the antenna is still connected and if you are close enough you can access it. The hard wired computer cannot see the secondary wireless network.

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Posted 27 September 2006 - 12:19 PM

Are you trying to access your wireless network through a concrete wall?

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Posted 27 September 2006 - 12:32 PM

Regular residential set up no known concrete walls. But the signal was not strong enought to transmit the distance through the house from the original set up, which was the reason for the repeater.

The unit is not easily identifiable but the bill was for a powerline range extender kit. I know netgear makes one. It uses the home electrical ciruit to expand the range up to 5000ft.

Edited by lechatboote, 27 September 2006 - 06:55 PM.


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Posted 28 September 2006 - 04:15 PM

The brand is Netgear.

Thank you for your help :thumbsup:

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Posted 29 September 2006 - 12:51 PM

Is it this one? http://www.netgear.com/Products/BridgesAcc...rs/WGXB102.aspx

I personally would call geeksquad back in (for free) to fix this. It should extended your existing network..not create a brand new one.

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Posted 29 September 2006 - 01:15 PM

Yes that's it! and yes I agree the Geek squad should get a call!

Thank you very very much

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