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I am setting up a wireless home network and need advice please.

By haden9
Jun 18, 2005
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  1. I am trying to set up a home wireless network consisting of 3 home computers. This is the first time I am gonna do something like this, so what am asking is for advice on the devices I should get (which router, pci wireless card, ect). Can someone help me out please, am checking for quality and also good pricing. Thank you :approve:
  2. mikescorpio81

    mikescorpio81 Newcomer, in training Posts: 574

    Where abouts r u?
    Australia? If so ... cworld.com.au (very good prices)

    You really only need a router & some cabling, or for ur wireless u need cards for each (obviously!)

    even on E-bay they have good rpices on routers ... but get a good 1!
  3. Nodsu

    Nodsu Newcomer, in training Posts: 9,431

    In general you will want a brand name router like Linksys, Netgear, D-Link, SMC etc.. Stay away from El Cheapo (TM) stuff like Zyxel, Benq, Canyon etc. In an ideal world you will also get the wireless adapters from the same maker.

    If you are not sure which ones are a good buy then narrow down your choices to a couple of models and ask here.
  4. haden9

    haden9 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 16

    Thx guys for the reply, I was checking for the brands you sugested Nodsu, and the one I chose was D-Link. Now another question came up while searching, what would be the diference between a wireless router and an access point and which should i choose?
    Thx for the reply guys :approve:
  5. Nodsu

    Nodsu Newcomer, in training Posts: 9,431

    A wireless router will let you share your internet connection between several computers because of its router functionality. A wireless access point just extends your wired network.

    If you already have a router sharing your internet connection then you can save some money and keep things simple by getting an access point. Otherwise it is the router you want.
  6. haden9

    haden9 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 16

    OK thanks again Nodsu, as a matter of fact I don't have a router so I guess I'll definetly get one. Thnx again man :D
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