wireless network set up

Discussion in 'Networking and Computer Security' started by peter, Dec 28, 2005.

  1. peter

    peter Geek Trainee

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    I am looking to set up a wireless network for 3 computers.
    1. is it possible to set up so as no computer is directly connected to the modem/router (I mean can i set it up directly into the phone connection in my house and all the computers will work independently without having to have 1 computer on at all times )
    2. what are the easiest set up to use ie make and what else will I need
    3. 2 computers are already wireless enabled capability
    4. I am on tiscali will only certain setups work or makes
    thanks
     
  2. Addis

    Addis The King

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    If you have ADSL broadband, you can set up the network so the computers connect in a wireless network directly to the internet.

    You should have it set up like this:
    ADSL broadband modem -> ethernet cable -> wireless router.
    Don't make my mistake and get an access point instead of a wireless router. Its less hassle if you just get a wireless router.

    The router will run all the time, providing the wireless network infrastructure. Each computer can then connect to the network and have internet access without any other PC needing to be on.

    You should get a router from the likes of Netgear, Belkin, 3com, D-link, Linksys.
     
  3. computerboff

    computerboff Geek Trainee

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    What it sounds like you need is a Wireless Gateway
    You plug your broadband cable into it, then it shares the connection through wireless and wired.

    As for that point, you need to have a broadband, not dial-up, for this specific setup.

    I would sugest a Gateway such as:
    US Robotics ADSL GATEWAY
    or
    Linksys WAG354g

    Hope This Helps
     

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