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Adding Wireless To Wired


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#1 aw9018

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Posted 05 November 2007 - 03:19 PM

I have one PC connected to a cable modem via a wired router on the ground floor of my home, with another PC on the 2nd floor connected by wire to the router as well. I just replaced the 2nd floor PC with one that has a built in wireless adapter which I would like use and would also like to be able to use a notebook wirelessly. Is it necessary to replace the router with a wireless one or is there some less expensive piece of hardware I can connect to the wire on the 2nd floor to add wireless capability to what already exists?

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Posted 07 November 2007 - 11:56 PM

No,You need a wireless router.
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Posted 13 December 2007 - 01:37 PM

Some cable modems also have built-in wireless routing cability. Check with your service provider to find out if your equipment is capable of this, you may not need to purchase a wireless router if that is the case.
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