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Simplest Way of Adding A Wireless Laptop To A Wired Network

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Old July 26th 03, 09:27 PM posted to uk.comp.home-networking
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Default Simplest Way of Adding A Wireless Laptop To A Wired Network

You will need a WAP (Wireless Acccess Point) and a wireless card for the
Connect the WAP to a spare port of your network router - install wireless
card (PCMCIA/Cardbus).
Configure WAP (SSID, channel no, WEP, MAC address of laptop) and you are

Mount WAP in a nice high place....
For Internet access you will only need 802.11b (11Mb) kit which is pretty
cheap now (See Belkin, Netgear, D-Link, Linksys, Buffalo etc...).

More PCs/laptops can access the WAP with suitable cards if you need...


Matt B wrote:
Hi i've got a wired LAn currently setup with 5 computers, all sharing
the internet via the firewall etc. However I'm looking to wirelessly
integrate a laptop to this setup. It has onboard LAN port but i'm
guessing i'm going to need some sort of USB devices.

Any pointers as to what i'd need for adding a wireless device to the
network thanks

p.s. all computers are running XP or linux

Thanks, Matt


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