Wireless Networking, Can a laptop have a LAN connection and a Wireless connection on the same Network
Posted on 2006-05-10
I have a LAN with around 30 Desktops on and 10 laptops. The laptops all have wireless cards in and i was wondering if it was possible to buy a Wireless Access Point and have it so when the laptops are moved into a meeting room (where there is no lan connection) it can pick up the Wireless connection, but when they're back at the desk it then uses the faster LAN connection.
So i'd like to have it:
When the laptop is connected to LAN - All files are served through the lan
When the laptop is disconnected from the LAN - Laptop uses Wireless to access files
When the laptop is reconnected to the LAN - All files go through the quicker LAN connection
If i can also do this without having 2 IP addresses as well, that'd be brilliant, although i am aware it might not be possible to do any of this!