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Old August 24th 04, 06:31 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Deano
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My mate has a one-port router that he connects to his pc.

He's now got a laptop. What kind of kit is required to allow the laptop to
be connected wirelessly to his broadband connection? Could he add something
to the router or should he replace it?

Money is a bit of an issue so the cheaper the better.

thanks
Martin


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Old August 24th 04, 08:37 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Tiscali Tim
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Default going wireless from basic router

In an earlier contribution to this discussion,
Deano wrote:

My mate has a one-port router that he connects to his pc.

He's now got a laptop. What kind of kit is required to allow the
laptop to be connected wirelessly to his broadband connection? Could
he add something to the router or should he replace it?

Money is a bit of an issue so the cheaper the better.

thanks
Martin


Does it *have* to be wireless? The cheapest solution (assuming the laptop
has got an ethernet port) is to buy a cheap hub (probably 5-port, but
anything with 3 or more ports will do), connect the router to the hub rather
than to the computer, and connect both computers to the hub.

If he *really* wants to go wireless, he'll need a hub and a wireless access
point, plus a wireless card in the laptop. It would probably be cheaper to
throw away the existing router and get a wireless router - including a
built-in ADSL modem of course - instead.
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