I purchased a laptop for my wife, and decided to go wireless in the house. This is the wireless router we purchased:
http://www.officemax.com/technology/net ... t-ARS23830
So far it works great, and has fantastic range. It covers the entire house strongly and out in the yard a good distance. Of course we have no interference out in the sticks, so that helps.
My network topology is as follows:
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DSL Modem/Gate --- Desire My PC Here
------------ D-Link ---- (Wireless) ---- Laptop
-------------- Where my PC 'sees' the laptop.
However, in order to get my PC and her laptop to "talk" to each other via Windows 7 networking, I have to be plugged into the D-link rather in the DSL modem/gate. My PC is wired.
Now both the D-link and the DSL modem have firewalls, NAT, translation, etc. A lot of redundancy. I don't need that nonsense on the D-Link, I just need it to act as a "transparent" connection between the laptop and the DSL modem. How do I set this up, what should I look for in settings in the D-link?
There are two reasons I want this:
1. I don't need any more ping added to my gaming. Bad enough already.
2. I want to keep things simple to manage so I only need to concentrate on the DSL/Modem.
And yes, I have custom encryption and protection all set up already, not that it matters where I live.