Posted 29 May 2007 - 08:56 AM
You will notice a bit of difference between wired and wireless connections. The use of USB adapters will make this difference even worse.
Most economical is wired
Fastest is wired
Easiest is wireless
USB will add to the mix, thereby making things (wired or wireless) a bit slower.
You'll want to use the laptops wireless because of the convenience - even with a bit slower connection.
So, you'll need a wireless router (I recommend the NetGear WGR614 as a good but inexpensive router)
And you'll need a way to connect the desktops - either an add in wired NIC (Network Interface Card) with sufficient cables to make the connection, or an add in wireless adapter.
The Laptop should have both wired and wireless connections - so that'll be your choice.
I wired my home and it wasn't hard - just drilled some holes in the rafters and threaded the wired down to wall plates that I'd cut out of the wall. We've got 6 wired computers (and 2 more being built) along with 2 laptops that connect wirelessly.
I say avoid eBay like the plague,- but my wife has had a lot of luck buying technical equipment there - so it's your choice (and risk)
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