Need information on wireless networks

By May ยท 4 replies
Dec 28, 2007
  1. Do you have to get the same adapter and router to get wireless connection.
    Am new to this stuff:)
  2. May

    May TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I need help
  3. Blind Dragon

    Blind Dragon TS Evangelist Posts: 3,908

    you need a wireless network adapter and a router, they don't have to be the same brand
  4. wildman6801

    wildman6801 TS Rookie Posts: 63

  5. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,128   +982

    it is frequently helpful to have the same vendor, but also not a requirement.

    the biggest issue seems to be with the encryption compatibility -- should not be
    this difficult but it is.

    the WEP works well universally, but it can be broken (ie hacked) easily.

    it's when you try WPA or WPA2 that there are issues.
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