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wired router into wireless router

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by nasher, Feb 15, 2007.

  1. nasher

    nasher Member

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    right if this isnt in the right place im sorry!

    i have a netgear wired router with 4 ports i hav just got a new laptop and would like to surff internet on new laptop in other rooms is there something that i cane plug into the router so i can use my laptop wirelessly other that usb if that makes any sence to any 1 cheers!
     
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    moved to correct forum
     
  3. J0hnnyga

    J0hnnyga Regular member

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    assuming your laptop has a wireless card built in sounds to me like you need to switch your wired router for a wireless model
     
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    yeah, i agree. If you have a wireless card in it then get a wireless router. If you have problems with a strong signal where you use it then you can always get a signal extender. only option you have with a wired router (or no wireless card in the laptop) is a very long cat5 ethernet cable directly hooked between the router and laptop.
     
  5. nasher

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    cheers what about if i get one of these usb things would that work?
     
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    If you mean a USB wireless card, go for it. Most of the stuff being sold now is on the 802.11n standard, which is more secure than the older "g" stuff, but the g is about half the price of the "n" stuff. Just make sure you enable encryption, etc. on your router or your neighbors will love you for giving them free internet.

    I strongly recommend getting Dlink products.
     
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    i prefer linksys
     
  8. nasher

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    or a thing called a wirelss access point
     
  10. steimy

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    never used the USB type myself so i would read up on them and make sure they do what they should and have a strong signal.
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1033098&CatId=369
    this one seemed to get good customer feedback

    as far as wireless routhers i prefer Linksys meself. I have a WRT54GS
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicat..._slc.asp?MfrId=509&Nav=|c:369|&Sort=3&Recs=10
    and there are some linksys versions. I actually have one of the WUSB54G adapters that came free with my router, although i have never had a use for it yet so i can not rate it. Just use the site i linked you to and read customers reveiws, then you can find and buy it somewhere that ships to you.
     
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    got 1 of those d-link usb wireless adapter from a customer that was doa. was part of package deal that came with wireless router. router worked.
     

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