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Old 08-15-2006, 05:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Wireless Router & It's requirements

ok, so I'm currently running a Dell Inspiron 9200 which has the mobil centrino technology in it. It automatically detects and connects to wireless networks of the 802.11b/g variety. My question is this: I am going to buy a Linksys Wireless-G WRT54GX router. I am curious if this will work with my pc as is, or if I have to buy the Wireless-G Notebook Adapter with SRX400 as well. Basically, I want to be able to plug my cable into the router and be able to connect to the internet simply from there. Is the Wireless-G Notebook Adapter with SRX400 really necessary or is that just to make it go a bit faster? I'm a student, so funds are a bit tight, though I want to make a solid investment and something that will do right with speed. As the Wireless-G Notebook Adapter with SRX400 is roughly an additional $80-$100 I'd be content if my pc will do fine without it, though I need to know if it is something required for the router to work. I'm all ears as I'm taking two online courses this semester and need to get this item[s] soon. Please let me know the truth in regards to this and if it is just a marketing ploy to get the Wireless-G Notebook Adapter with SRX400 or if the router itself will suffice. Time is of the essence, so please reply promptly. Thanks so much!

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Old 08-15-2006, 06:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Ok if you buy a wireless router then all you need to acsess that roouter is a wireless card in your laptop, as far as i know. Although if you have a PC and install a wireless adapter there is a lot more hassle. You should be fine, unless someone else knows diferently.
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