Thread: Wireless Suggestions
January 30th, 2005, 02:42 AM #1
OK I need a wireless router and the cards, I have SBC Yahoo DSL and need to connect 2 computer up.
Any suggestions on what to get?Cute
January 30th, 2005, 02:45 AM #2
Linksys router and wireless PCI card.
January 30th, 2005, 02:51 AM #3
I also suggest a Linksys router, specifically the WRT54G. I'm assuming the computers are desktops, correct?
Either use the onboard ethernet port if they have them, or just grab a pci ethernet port. Fairly cheap.
For wireless, I'm using 3 of the Belkin F5D7000 (PCI). All work fine, no problems.
I don't know about wireless adapters for laptops though (PCMCIA).
[EDIT]: Just noticed you said you were looking for wireless cards, please ignore the ethernet stuff in my post.
Last edited by rrcn; January 30th, 2005 at 02:54 AM.
January 30th, 2005, 02:58 AM #4
Yes they would be two desktops
If I were to have the dsl modem connected to one computer then wouldnt I only need 1PCI card?
Would it matter if one of the computers is old, like amd athlon old?
Is this the router?
I could not find the PCI card you suggested though
Edit: Just saw your edit
Last edited by -FMA; January 30th, 2005 at 03:01 AM.Cute
January 30th, 2005, 03:04 AM #5
Well one of the computers needs to be connected to the router via an ethernet cable.
No it shouldn't matter if the computer is old. As long as the PCI adapter is compatible with it, then it should be good to go.
Yes, that's the router.
This is the PCI adapter. I couldn't find it card on newegg either, but I got mine from Fry's.
Any of these would work:
Last edited by rrcn; January 30th, 2005 at 03:09 AM.
January 30th, 2005, 03:31 AM #6
Thanks that is very helpfull, one last question it does not matter the os right?
It will be windows 98 & XPCute
January 30th, 2005, 04:12 AM #7
It makes it easier if all the computers are using the same OS, but you shouldn't have any trouble getting it all setup.
If you do...you know where to ask.
January 30th, 2005, 07:28 AM #8Originally Posted by rrcn
Why do you say that?
You can have a wireless router and run nothing plugged into it and have it work just fine
The os's dont matter, just make sure that with the older os's when you buy a card they have drivers for your verison.
January 30th, 2005, 10:08 AM #9
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Having a wired machine can make configuration setup or changes a bit easier to manage. For example, changing a security feature on the router while connected wirelessly could boot you off and unless you know what to do on the client explicitly then you might be getting out that ethernet cable anyway but you are correct. There is no requirement for wired nodes when using a Router/AP combo.
As far as OS's. If you plan on using computer names when browsing to other nodes on the lan or (shudder) using network neighborhood/places, then you might consider turning off the master browser function on the 98 machine. Here is another suggestion. Don't run any network wizards, although (someone can correct me if I am wrong) XP home may require at least the initial wizard to enable some networking features. Don't really know enough about XP home networking I guess but I don't use it and don't really support it.
January 30th, 2005, 10:34 AM #10
yes i understand about the wired part and setup, espically when you enable wep and such.
but pretty much his statement was sounded he needs one plugged in all the time.
other than that we agree
January 30th, 2005, 10:40 AM #11
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I was just clarifying for the OP.
January 30th, 2005, 10:42 AM #12
January 30th, 2005, 02:36 PM #13
January 30th, 2005, 09:48 PM #14
No, you don't need one plugged in all the time. I didn't mean for it to sound like that. I thought that you had to setup the router with a wired computer. But once its setup, you can remove the wired computer. That's what I thought.
January 30th, 2005, 09:54 PM #15Originally Posted by -FMA
January 30th, 2005, 10:03 PM #16Originally Posted by nwo75200
January 30th, 2005, 10:57 PM #17Originally Posted by rrcn
January 30th, 2005, 11:02 PM #18
Nope, nothing special and no username or password is needed.
January 30th, 2005, 11:03 PM #19Originally Posted by rrcn
Because I had a username and password, while you, your sister and friends do not need a username and password.
January 30th, 2005, 11:06 PM #20
Sorry, I just remembered. I did have to use the cd to setup the modem. It would then ask you to create a sbcglobal account or if you already have a yahoo account, then you could use that. But nothing special. The cd came with the modem too.
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