Question - Can be used to connect wireless clients to wired clients on the same network?

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Objective. A Wireless Access Point (WAP) is a networking device that allows wireless-capable devices to connect to a wired network. Adding a WAP to your existing wired network is useful to accommodate those devices that are only capable of wireless connection. An access point receives data by wired Ethernet, and converts to a 2. 4Gig or 5Gig Hz wireless signal. An access point is different from a wireless router, in that it does not have firewall functions, and will not protect your local network against threats from the Internet. Answer: Yes. If you have a wireless router that also has Ethernet ports, you can use wired and wireless devices together. A LAN that includes both wired and wireless devices is sometimes called a "mixed network. " Below is a network diagram with wireless and wired devices connected to the same router. Wireless Connections Connect the Internet coaxial or DSL cable to your modem's Internet or Cable port. Connect the modem to the router's Internet, Modem or WAN port with an Ethernet cable. Click the Network icon in the System Tray and find your wireless network in the list. Select your network and click Connect.

HOW TO SETUP A NETWORK SWITCH Connect an Ethernet cable into an outgoing port on your modem or router – sometimes marked as a “WAN” port (on a router – any port will do) Take the other end of the Ethernet cable and plug it into any port on your switch. Now plug another Ethernet cable cable into another port on your switch.

While wireless devices communicate over the air, a wired setup uses physical cables to transfer data between different devices and computer systems. A wired network is a common type of wired configuration. Most wired networks use Ethernet cables to transfer data between connected PCs.

NOTE: In this example, a computer is connected to port number 3. In a home network, the most common Ethernet connection setup is modem to router and router to computers or other networking devices that use Ethernet cables. A Linksys router only allows four (4) wired devices to directly connect to it.

Chances are, your laptop's wireless card has a "disable on wired connect" feature configured as a default. In Windows 7 Control Panel, launch Network and Sharing Center. Click "Change Adapter Settings" Right-click the wireless adapter you're using. Left-click "Properties"

Some advantages of wired network technology include enhanced speed, lack of interference, increased security, and the ability to connect systems across long distances.

Ethernet is just plain faster than Wi-Fi—there's no getting around that fact. On the other hand, a wired Ethernet connection can theoretically offer up to 10 Gb/s, if you have a Cat6 cable. The exact maximum speed of your Ethernet cable depends on the type of Ethernet cable you're using.