Questions about Wireless networks.

By peeboy
Jan 6, 2005
  1. What equipment would I need to run a wireless network if I have 2 desktops and 1 laptop? Is it easy to set-up like a regular network? And how much is it going to cost if I bought decent parts/hardware?

    Thanks for all the input.
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    You need a wireless access point and nothing else if you already have a LAN set up and you desire no extra functionality besides wireless access.

    I am assuming you already have a router to share the internet connection. Seems that many people buy an additional router with wireless and then have to go through hoops to get them working.

    A decent AP would cost between $100-$200. Make sure you get one from a proper manufacturer. If you are not sure whether a brand is respectable, come ask here. Getting it from the same company that made your router and/or wireless adapter(s) would be very good.

    You could also get away with any old PC running Linux operating as access point. It would take lots of tinkering to get such a setup running though.
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