Dismiss Notice

Welcome To SNBForums

SNBForums is a community for anyone who wants to learn about or discuss the latest in wireless routers, network storage and the ins and outs of building and maintaining a small network.

If you'd like to post a question, simply register and have at it!

While you're at it, please check out SmallNetBuilder for product reviews and our famous Router Charts, Ranker and plenty more!

setting up new network

Discussion in 'General Wireless Discussion' started by smiley35, Dec 26, 2012.

  1. smiley35

    smiley35 New Around Here

    Dec 26, 2012
    I am new at this but not a complete novice at computers so please by kind. I want to set up a wireless network in my home to include two laptops a cell phone(maybe) and a kindle fire. I have two desktop PCs also. From what I understand the wireless router will connect to my cabled modem from there I will configure the devices I want to access wirelessly. I have a wired router now that allows both the desktop PCs to access the internet. Is there any way to keep that as is, to work the wireless around the wired to have my two desktop PCs still safely wired while my laptops, cellphone and kindle connect wirelessly? I hope that made sense.
    Thanks to any and all help in advance.
  2. mlg321

    mlg321 Regular Contributor

    Nov 27, 2012
    You can either keep your current wired router and put your wireless router in bridge mode (routing off) or replace your wired router with a wireless router that has enough wired ports for you needs and connect your PCs to that.
  3. Jefferson11

    Jefferson11 New Around Here

    Jan 22, 2013
    United States
    Hello dear i just want to say you that you should setup your new network from the operator who is providing you this facility because he know very well to operat this and make the good and best network connection don't try it by your self...

    Hair Removal
    Last edited: Sep 4, 2014
  4. stevech

    stevech Part of the Furniture

    Mar 13, 2010
    San Diego
    Yes. Most any common WiFi router will have 4 Ethernet ports (RJ45/cat5 cable connections). You connect PCs and other devices to these ports. You can get even more ports by adding an inexpensive Ethernet Switch, located somewhere away from the router, if need be, according to where the connections need to be.

    Meanwhile, WiFi access to the router exists.

    Be sure to setup your WiFi to have a unique SSID and enable/use encryption. Don't use the factory defaults.

Share This Page