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  1. How can I connect a non wifi device to my network over wifi


    I have machines that have their own IP adresses assigned to them. I'm looking for something like a wifi extender that I can plug into the machine and have the machine show up on my network with it's standard IP already assigned to it. I've verified the connection works over wire, but would like to find a way to do it over wifi to avoid running miles of cable through my shop. There are some companies out there that make devices specifically for the CNC machines I'm looking to connect, but I don't understand why a simple wifi extender wouldn't work in place.

    :)
     
    dlewis1000, Oct 13, 2021
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  2. Bree Win User

    How to connect to an existing wifi network?

    'Not connected' doesn't necessarily mean the WiFi adapter isn't working, just that you have not yet connected to an available network. If it is working then a list of available WiFi names should appear when you click on the WiFi icon on the taskbar which looks like this
    How can I connect a non wifi device to my network over wifi [​IMG]
    when not connected.


    If the list is empty then either the antenna is not connected to the WiFi adapter or the adapter isn't working. This may be a driver problem rather than hardware, so look in Device Manager for any yellow warnings. Also check that the WiFi adapter is not disable in Device Manager.
     
  3. sammy Win User
    Suggest Portable small WiFi Storage device with Maximum WiFi range

    Hi Guys,

    Would you please suggest Portable small WiFi Storage device with Maximum WiFi range ?

    The smallest I know is this


    How can I connect a non wifi device to my network over wifi sandisk-wifi-pendrive-jpg.jpg


    Is there anything better than this which has maximum Wifi range? For example can it play movie from 30 meter distance ? From other room ?

    Thanks.
     
    sammy, Oct 14, 2021
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  4. Seany1212 Win User

    How can I connect a non wifi device to my network over wifi

    Small business Wifi Network for 20-30 Devices?

    I have been looking at this exact problem myself with the same range of numbers. I've found there are a wide range of choices and performance of the network very much depends on how much money you're willing to put into it.

    Our wifi consisted of a single modem/router and the devices were only requesting internet access, the problem we were getting was either devices getting dropped off the network or just very little internet access at all when it was connected. From doing some studying I concluded that i could improve the performance by separating the roles, having a modem dealing with the connection to the outside world and DHCP and having a more powerful router handle the wireless devices (the router I was looking at was the model down from your suggested one, the Asus RT-N66U), you could probably go one further and add a low spec'd server box dealing with DHCP, DNS, etc. This was the cheapest option but left no real room for scaling up devices.

    The other was as has been suggested, getting a wireless controller/gateway with multiple access points, obviously the cost scales higher but you also increase the overall capacity of the network with good performance, and usually with a good controller you can further add more access points to increase range/devices.

    I think in this case it's very much you get what you pay for.
     
    Seany1212, Oct 14, 2021
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