Wifi and networking

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  1. zoran macrumors 68040

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    Is it possible to connect to my server files using wifi, without the use of an Ethernet cable?
     
  2. belvdr macrumors 603

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    Generally speaking, in a home environment, you can do this, because the Ethernet and WiFi connections are on the same network.
     
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    It depends on how networks are configured. There is no standard way...varies considerably.
     
  5. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    Maybe it's better to give us a bit of an overview of your setup and devices, so that we can provide some steps to help you out here :)
     
  6. zoran thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I am no expert and i have idea what kind of details so you can be abel to help me!
     
  7. belvdr macrumors 603

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    For starters, are you talking about a home network with one WiFi network?
     
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    You will need to discuss this with whomever administers that network then. There could any number of reasons this is not working, and you need to know the details of its configuration.
     
  10. zoran thread starter macrumors 68040

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    But in general terms, is what im asking something possible?
     
  11. DeltaMac macrumors G3

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    Yes --- assuming:
    That wifi is available through the corporate network, and
    Connection to the server is available through the wifi connection, and
    You have permission to access the servers.

    As mentioned above, you will need to talk to whoever takes care of IT about your question.
    If your IT says "No, you need a wired connection (ethernet) for the server", then that's the other reason that you will need to verify that. Then, the answer will be "no, wifi connection is not possible"
    We can only guess from here, but if you suspect (in your post #1) that your network won't allow access to the server through wifi, it's possible that you are correct.
     

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