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Old 29-04-04, 10:41 AM
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peeps, when I get the new PC built, I'm gonna want to connect the 1st system via a wireless network to access printer, cable modem, share files etc. What would you recommend? How much? Where from?

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Old 29-04-04, 10:44 AM
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linksys G stuff mate, top gear
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Old 29-04-04, 11:04 AM
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peeps, when I get the new PC built, I'm gonna want to connect the 1st system via a wireless network to access printer, cable modem, share files etc. What would you recommend? How much? Where from?

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Just do a search for Linksys and find the cheapest prices.
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Old 29-04-04, 11:07 AM
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mcmad - tha's reet vague!

d'ya mean the WRT54G box @ ~£66 and the WMP54G PCI card @ ~£39 ea?

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Old 29-04-04, 11:12 AM
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reet, make a list of what you want to connect together, roughly how far apart they all are (any think walls etc between em ? ) & Ill do a little shopping list for ya.
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Old 29-04-04, 11:12 AM
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correction!

those r cheaper, delivered at Amazon £58.62 and £36.07 respectively

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Old 04-05-04, 10:13 AM
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mcmad

system1 near cable modem (currently using USB 1 connection)

system2 desktop, about 15m away through a fair amt of brick and concrete

system3 laptop, up to 25m away

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Old 04-05-04, 10:23 AM
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I have linksys cable router and its top class.

web interface to setup and away you go..
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Old 04-05-04, 10:46 AM
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epi d'ya know the model number? is it OK for file tfr between PCs and printing to a 'server' printer? I forgot to mention that I dont want to have to leave the Mach II GT system on 24/7 just to use net elsewhere

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Old 04-05-04, 04:03 PM
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k m8, this is what Id recommend

Linksys WRT54G Wireless-G Broadband Router/4-Port Switch (from cable modem to router , I assume cable modem has network connector RJ 45, so wire modem into wireless router).

Linksys WMP54G Wireless-G PCI Adapter for sys 1 & 2 (although sys 1 can also be hard wired into router if its close enough, router has 4 wired ports).

Linksys Wireless Printer Server - usefull if you dont want to have a PC switched on to use the printer, will appear on network all the time.

Linksys WPC54G Wireless-G Notebook Adapter for laptop (depends on laptop exactly what card).

I would also suggest an access point somewhere in the middle of the area to ensure good signal strength Linksys WAP54G Wireless-G Access Point (you can try without this & get it if signal strenth is low, set this to repeat in menu as far as I can remember).
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