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question about wireless and speed

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by cassie69emt, Feb 5, 2007.

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  1. cassie69emt

    cassie69emt Thread Starter

    Aug 4, 2004
    I am looking into buying a laptop and have dialup for internet connection . I f I do a wireless network with the desktop will I get a lower connection as far as speed of things .
  2. Triple6

    Triple6 Moderator

    Dec 26, 2002
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    Sharing a dial-up is going to be slow, at times you may have both computers downloading and that will slow down the internet. Plus you'll need a wireless card for the desktop or a wireless router. Can't get DSL or Cable?
  3. telegramsam


    Jul 7, 2006
    No, even a wireless b at 11mpbs is WAY faster than a 56kbps dial up connection.

    Wireless routers are faster than high speed connections. You shouldn't have any trouble. You can get bottlenecking from big downloads on both machines, however
  4. jackdw


    Jul 1, 2005
    Just in case you get comfused by telegramsam's post. The network might connect at 11mbps, 54mbps or 100mbps but that does not mean your internet is. I have 54mbps wireless and a 100mbps wired computer for instance. The internet speed doesn't differ on each because the network is quicker than the internet connection.
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