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#1 ryan_w_quick

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Posted 25 July 2005 - 11:46 PM

Are a wireless access point and wireless adapter both able to connect a pc to a wireless network? This is imortant to me because all things that are called adapters are mostly going through the usb port and most that are called access points use ethernet ports. I prefer to use ethernet but i need to make sure that the access point will be able to connect my computer to the wireless network.
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Posted 26 July 2005 - 11:48 AM

Not the same.

You will want an adapter for a PC that you want to connect to the wireless network. In most cases the network is centered at the router itself but if you need to expand the range of your wireless network you would use another access point.

So PCs use adapters to connect themselves to wireless networks. The networks have access points to give PCs and their adapters better coverage.

Edited by pchartwell, 26 July 2005 - 11:49 AM.





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