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wireless network

By aze
Nov 27, 2003
  1. Hi all!

    I trying to connect a pc to an existing LAN hub with no cables (see the pic). But I don't know how to proceed. Any idea?
     

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  2. amphibiam

    amphibiam TS Rookie

  3. aze

    aze TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 37

    ok! thank you! I should read that before! but now I am wondering what device should I buy.

    In this scheme: http://www.techspot.com/articles/networking101/router-with-hub-ap.gif

    the wireless access point is connected to the hub. But the vendors I visited don't said it clearly. What device should I buy to connect it to the hub?

    thanks!
    :grinthumb
     
  4. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    you need to install a Wireless Network Access Point like the Linksys WAP11. This plugs in your hub. Then you use the wireless PCI-card in your desktop to receive the signal from the WAP.

    see here for more info:
    http://www.linksys.com/products/product.asp?grid=22&prid=157

    Look around on the web for faster/other cards if you like.
     
  5. aze

    aze TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 37

    cool! but i still looking for an economic way to do that.

    its too expensive! don't you know a cheaper device?
     
  6. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    Then forget about wireless. Just buy a cheapo NIC (ethernet network card) and a straight connecting cable. Costs about $20
     
  7. aze

    aze TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 37

    :( :rolleyes:
     
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