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#1 dc3

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Posted 11 December 2005 - 02:18 AM

I have a friend who had another telephone line added for her computer, and she would like to be able to use her laptop in several locations in the house where there are no existing phone jacks. Rather than run new lines to these locations, I was wondering just how inexspensively could I install a wireless router. The house is only 1,100 square feet.

Would I need anything other than a router and a laptop adaptor?

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Posted 11 December 2005 - 02:46 AM

I don't think so. Make sure to encrypt the network and show her how to forward ports and all that good stuff.
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Posted 11 December 2005 - 02:57 AM

Is this new phone line analog or DSL? If it's DSL that's a reasonable idea - connect the DSL modem to the "Interenet" port on a wireless router and (after configuration) add a wireless NIC to the laptop and away you go.
If her ISP account is for Dial-Up then I'm not sure you would be able to find a wireless router old enough to support that! I could be wrong though. :thumbsup:

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Posted 11 December 2005 - 03:52 AM

Thanks for the response guys.

Rimmer...That is exactly what I needed to know, and yes, it is a snailophone line connection. Tonight I have a wopping 24Kbps.

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Posted 11 December 2005 - 05:04 AM

I just found out that a router doesn't work on an analogue dial up connection, which means that I can't use a router. All that's available in the area is either dial up phone connection, or very, very exspensive satelitte connection.

If you guys don't hear from me after tonight it will be because I'm stuck under my girlfriends house after trying to install new telelphone jacks. This willingness to do this job must be lust/love motivated, because this is the type of work I will not do for my clients. :thumbsup:

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Posted 11 December 2005 - 02:47 PM

Rimmer I had a thought....I know, but no jokes please. Connect the desktop to the POTS and use two wireless NICs in "adhock" mode to connect the two computer. Use ICS on the notebook to "connect to the internet thru another computer" and piggy back off the destops connection. As long as no one is using the desktop, there should be little drop off, right?
OKKK. Option 2. There is a device that you plug in to a power socket. One at the POTS jack and one where you want the telephone. It send the POTS signal over the power line, I think. I used one 20 years ago, although I was not impressed.
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Posted 11 December 2005 - 02:58 PM

Hi acklan...unfortunately the only computer in her house is her laptop, and the only options for hooking up to the ISP is the snailophone dial up, a very exspensive satellite system, and two tin cans and monofilament fishing line...see how advance we are in the hills. :thumbsup:

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Posted 11 December 2005 - 03:14 PM

I feel your pain brother :thumbsup: . Check out the local paper. A P-I 233 with 98 would be all you need. Should be able to find one for $20 or so. Get an old pair of 802.11a cards for now. $10+- each. That is the solution on the cheap.


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Posted 11 December 2005 - 04:18 PM

Connect the desktop to the POTS and use two wireless NICs in "adhock" mode to connect the two computer. Use ICS on the notebook to "connect to the internet thru another computer" and piggy back off the destops connection.


- Never tried that but of course that's exactly how the original dial-up internet access was shared in the home, only in this example using a wireless LAN rather than a wired one. Great idea! :thumbsup: There would be no delays introduced because the dial-up speed is so far below wireless network speeds and internal data transfer speeds the network will spend almost the entire time waiting for the modem.

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Posted 11 December 2005 - 04:32 PM

I purpose the question to the god "Google" and he spoke.. WiFi Dialup

Go figure.
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Posted 11 December 2005 - 11:57 PM

Thanks...you guys are tenacious in your pursuit of information, to say I'm impressed is an understatement!

Acklan...I had started thinking about this last night, and couldn't believe I had an idea for a marketable product that wasn't being made, alas as you have proven it exists.

The bad news is that I installed four new phone jacks in the locations that she wanted with dual T modular jacks so she can plug in her laptop and/or phone at her convenience. The good news is I've done a major "honey do", and can reap the various rewards.

I'm sure that I'll be able to put this technology to use in the future as there aren't many options in this area, and I have clients that are always looking for the "elegant solution", and this most certainly fits that description.

Thank you guys, you are the most.

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Posted 12 December 2005 - 01:21 AM

Well to little to later. But bookmark the site because this question comes up quite regularly.

Merry Christmas.

Edited by acklan, 12 December 2005 - 02:15 AM.

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Posted 12 December 2005 - 02:14 AM

Thanks again, and Merry Christmas to you and yours.

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