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Old 12-20-2005, 03:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
jnulr
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Default Adding Wireless to Ethernet LAN

Hello,

For several years now I've had a LAN consisting of 3 computers running WinXP. I want to add "wireless" capability to the existing LAN but want to be sure of what I need to purchase to accomplish this.

I currently have a Satellite modem (Direcway) attached to a Linksys BEFSX41 router.

I was looking at the Linksys WAP54G "Access Point" for hooking up between my router and the computers. My question here is, is this the best or are there others I should be considering?

Question 2: I want to have flexibility enough to access another computer (not on the currrent LaN) through my connection to the internet so I am thinking a USB network adapter. (I don't want to have to pull a case open to insert a PCI card if possible) Any suggestions on what kind?

SUMMARY: I work on neighborhood computers (free of charge) to get older folks connected and upgrade older desktops to give away as well. I do this in another section of my house roughly 50 feet or so away from my current "wired" lan.

As always, "thanks" in advance.

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