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Small Wireless Hub?

By Dhakos
Jan 19, 2011
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  1. Hey, my home has 3 desktops, so we've never had wireless, just ethernet cables running to the computers needed. Now however, I'm going to be using a laptop also. I have a little 15 quid wired hub, plug and play, internet goes in, internet goes out, simple :)
    But does the same exist for a wireless option? a little mini wireless hub I can plug into to just give me a small range wireless?

    Essentially what I'm asking is: is there such a thing as a small cheap wireless hub and I can run an ethernet cable into and be able to connect to with my laptop? Examples of cheap but reliable products would be great :)

    Due to my lack of knowledge of wireless I dont know how connecting works, or encryption or anything, it's something I'll look up when the time comes :)

    Thanks for any help
     
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,317   +618

    yes, wired in; wifi out == router with WiFi feature :)
     
  3. Dhakos

    Dhakos TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 79

    I was thinking more of a hub than a router? being that I already have a router, and I thought the additional functions of a router over a hub would make it more costly?
     
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,317   +618

    Common routers go for $49-$89.

    The expense is the WiFi and "a hub" never has that feature.
     
  5. Dhakos

    Dhakos TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 79

    Ah... seems like wireless router it is then... ok thanks guys :)
     
  6. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,317   +618

    HUH? Sorry, I don't understand what you are attempting to say...
     

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