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Old 7th June, 2005, 07:23 PM
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Right i dont know the slightest thing about networks and wireless networks just confuse me. So ill just pose a question and all answers and suggestions of equipment would be greatly appreciated!

I Currently Run two machines both comprising of DFI Lanparty NF2 motherboards. One computer is used for Internet and the other Games the problem is that due to demand of the internet machine (darn Ebay) i want to surf on the games machine!

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It has to be wireless!

I am currently using Tiscali Broadband a 2.3Mbps though a Sagem F@ST 800 modem which was supplied from Tiscali

What do i need to setup a network sharing internet between these machines.

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Old 7th June, 2005, 08:18 PM
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You'll need the wireless router and at least one wireless card to connect to your computer. These wireless cards usually come in either USB or PCI form. I cannot vouch for the USB cards as I haven't personally used them, but the PCI cards are generally great once you get them installed.

Most wireless routers have ports on the back to hook up close network appliances. Therefore, you can keep that 'internet' computer hooked up just the way it is now. Of course, if you don't already have an antivirus program installed on the gaming computer, that would be the thing to do first before hooking it to the internet.

Getting your network up and running sould be quick and painless. Most name-brand companies include fairly thorough and easy to follow setup instructions with their products. Just be sure to follow the instructions as one time I didn't realize that I was supposed to install wireless drivers before inserting the PCI card and that caused problems. It's really not all that hard, you should be able to pick it up as you go along.
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Old 10th June, 2005, 07:56 PM
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Great thanks for the info!
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I currently use a D-Link DSL-G604T for wireless internet, it's great because it never fails and has a wireless range of about 200meters (if you have a laptop it's great). Currently there is one on ebuyer for about £60 with a free USB adaptor. D-Link DSL-G604T with free USB adaptor. This product also allows you to setup wireless networking i believe, check the site to be absolutely sure. People say that this router sucks, but i personally think it is rock solid and easy to use. This router also has 4 standard RJ45 ports on the back, so other computers close by can hook up by a good old patch cable. Anyway this router is good, but watch out, at the moment it dosen't work with the PS2, something to do with DNAS. Hopefully all will be fixed in a future firmware update.
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Just an update, i bought a BT Voyager 2100 Wireless ADSL from ebay with a BT voyager wireless card for the other PC. got it all setup and is working great. Thanks for the help everyone.
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OK, glad to be of service.
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