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Wireless To Wired

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#1 mikeyy


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Posted 11 November 2006 - 01:26 PM

Question one, I have two computers, a desk top and a notebook. Can I hook just the notebook to wireless internet? If I can what exactly do I need to buy. My notebook already has a wireless card in it. I know this because I was, for a time, picking up internet off various neighbors. I already have the desktop hookedup to DSL

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Posted 11 November 2006 - 04:00 PM

Well, I haven't worked with wireless too much, but for one, I know you need a wireless router. It might have been included already with your dsl setup, If thats the case, you would then just need to go configure your router. If you don't have one, they're around $50-100 or something.

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Posted 19 November 2006 - 01:34 PM

Sorry if I'm late, but you could use a wireless access point if you are happy with your current router. If you just want to add wireless capabilities.

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Posted 20 November 2006 - 06:59 AM

You will need to look for either a Wireless Modem or Wireless Access point. Both are going to be arround much the same sort of price. There are some feature that you will want to have in the one you choose. Mac Address filtering. This is a very seure way of making sure that no other user can access your network. Most have WEP but this is not really secure and can be cracked in minutes. WPA is safer but still not cast iron. Mac Address filtering will stop any PC that is not assigned from even seeing there is a Wireless access point.

Just a few things to think about when making a choice.

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