networking

yoshie1

Baseband Member
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hi

im going to get a new desktop pc for my up stairs bedroom..
down stairs i alrready have a computer which is linked to a broadband router... which uses usb

is there any way that i can link up with the broadband from upstairs. the computer says it has 802.11g Wireless Network .

im not sure what that is. but can i connect to the broadband wirelessly?
 

TRDCorolla1

Golden Master
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Location
California
Absolutely. You will need a wireless router to do that coupled with wireless adapters on each PC. Internet sharing is instant. File and Print sharing you will need to configure.

Get this wireless router:

LINKSYS WRT54G IEEE 802.11b/g, 802.3 Wireless-G Broadband Router
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16833124010

Wireless adapter:

LINKSYS WMP54G IEEE 802.11b/g PCI Wireless Adapter up to 54Mbps Data Rates 64/128-Bit WEP
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16833124115

...if ithe PC doesn't have built in wireless capability.

Check out how cool this USB network adapater is. So good looking:

LINKSYS USB200M 10/100Mbps USB Network Adapter 1x RJ-45
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16833124122

That thing is small.
 

yoshie1

Baseband Member
Messages
32
hm.......... actually.. well the broadband router i already got..... has a lan port lol..

does anyone know how far the wire can go until the signal is realy crap?
 

catalyst1

BSOD
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That depends on several things such as type of cable used, how strong the original signal is, the shielding used, et cetera. You can still use wireless - just plug a wireless router into the LAN port.
 
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