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Wireless Router W/o Desktop


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#1 lauraashley

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Posted 31 May 2006 - 02:46 AM

is there a way to use a wireless router to connect only laptops, and not have the actual router connected to a stationary desktop computer? what is it and how much does it cost? THANKS!!

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Posted 31 May 2006 - 05:55 AM

You will have to connect to the router the first time with an ethernet cable, and setup your first wireless connection. At this point you can disconnect your wired connection and add wireless connection via the established wireless connection. Make sense?
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Posted 02 June 2006 - 07:14 AM

If you do not connect the router to your desktop (either wired or wireless), how are you going to connect to the internet with your desktop?

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Posted 02 June 2006 - 04:21 PM

Enthusiast if I well understood his question he wants to know if a router can work without always having a computer wired directely to the router and the simple awnser is yes he can use the wireless router to get wireless internet with his laptop without a desktop (or laptop) wired directely to his router...

BTW if you want to use your router for wireless internet you need broadband internet (DSL or Cable) if you have dial-up this is going to be a little more complicated...

And when you mentioned cost you can pick a wireless router at wal-mart for about 40$ bucks or basically any computer or office supply store for about the same amount. Ebay is always another option.

Please note that you will need to connect the router via a wire just to configure a few things than you can unplug the router and use it wirelessly. Here is a nice how-to from CNET on setting up a wireless network.

http://reviews.cnet.com/4520-11334_7-5512709-1.html?tag=nav

Edited by Klinkaroo, 02 June 2006 - 04:24 PM.


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Posted 02 June 2006 - 07:41 PM

Klinkaroo it's more expensive not that much more complex. A router, a wireless access point and one or two external modems. It the old days (mid 90's) some ISPs allowed dual modem connections. Around here they called it "shotgun". We only paid haft price for the second internet account.
Here are the links to make a wireless LAN.

Examples:

Dialup Router w\NAT
http://www.3com.com/products/en_US/detail....se&sku=3C888-US
http://www.multitech.com/PRODUCTS/Families/RouteFinder_102/
http://www.actiontec.com/support/modems/dualpcmdm_faqs.html

Dialup modem external
http://justdeals.stores.yahoo.net/ex560lku.html

Wireless Access Point
http://justdeals.stores.yahoo.net/wg602jp.html

EDIT ADDON: I found this while looking for another solution for you. Good luck.

http://www.freedownloadscenter.com/Network...dem_Router.html

Edited by acklan, 02 June 2006 - 09:19 PM.

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