Problems Adding Wireless Capability to a Novell Network
Posted on 2004-09-22
At my wife's school they use a Novell network. Recently she was part of a team that won a grant from HP for wireless enabled tablet PC's and display projectors. I bought a Linksys WRT54G wireless router and connected it to an Ethernet port in her room (note - security and WEP encryption was also established). She could access the Internet, but could not log in to the Novell environment.
After finding out about EE, I discovered a great answer from "waybadmojo" (great name by the way) to a question from Bill Clark about adding the name of the Novell tree to the "hosts" file. This allowed me to give my wife access to the Novell network (hurray!). However, she still cannot access printers and other computers on the network that are not Novell servers. When I go to "My Network Places\Entire Network\Microsoft Windows Network" none of the other computers on the wired side of the network show up from a computer connected wirelessly. When the same computer connects on the wired side they all show up.
After digging through multiple pages of EE Q&A I have discovered that the Linksys router function may be the problem (but this is a guess at this point). I would like to try fully disabling the router function of the Linksys, but retaining its ability to host multiple wireless computers (there are 5 teachers who particpated in the HP grant). Would this do the job? If so, how would I go about it? Thanks in advance for the help. I am pretty impressed with your folks.