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Fabienne

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Hi

Quick question.

My biggest weakness is routers/networking.

I have 4 PC's in my home. Two are back to back and I plan on hardwiring them to the Router. The third is on another floor and the fourth is a laptop that travels around the house.

I would like to have the third PC wireless... as is the laptop of course.

I want this router: Router on newegg.com

How do I use this router and have the laptop and other desktop connect wirelessly?

Thanks
 

DoubleHelix

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You can't connect anything wirelessly to that router. It doesn't have wireless capabilities.
 

Fabienne

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Well I am a gamer and I want to get a better router and ethernet card (I have the old 10/100 and would like to upgrade to the new 10/100/1000) and the PC that is on another floor gets a weak signal.

I have no problems getting a wireless router... I just want to find one a bit more high end so I can get a faster/smoother connection to my PC.
My other question is.. how can I boost the signal for the PC on the other floor? Its an older PC and has AGP slots. Most of the new network cards are PCI/PCI-E
 

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You're putting a lot of effort into the router selection, you might consider shopping for a computer that will actually play the games properly. :)

BTW, the router you selected should certainly do the trick, but you'll need a matching 802.11n (draft) adapter for full speed wireless connections to it.
 

Fabienne

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I think my PC runs games just fine... its the internet connection I am looking to boost.

My PC:

PNY GeForce 8800 GTS 320mb video card
Samsung Spinpoint 400gb 7200 RPM Sata 3.0gb Hard Drive
Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHZ
GSkill 2GB DDR2
Creative Sound blaster X-Fi Xtreme Gamer 7.1 channel sound card
EVGA Nvidia nforce 680i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard
Windows XP Pro
OCZ Game Xstream 700w PSU
Sony Optiarc 18x DVD-R/DVD Burner
Linksys 10/100 mbps Ethernet card (want to change this too)
-all in an Antec 900 Black Steel ATX Mid Tower case with a bajillion fans ;)

Now I am not saying that its state of the art... but its more than plenty to run World of Warcraft and games like that.

My internet connection shows at 54mbps and I am just trying to get better for my PC which is wired to the router and a better connection for the PC on the other floor.
 

JohnWill

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If you really want good gaming performance, run a wire. Wireless links will never do as well as a plain CAT5e cable. :)
 

DoubleHelix

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I don't believe a network adapter ever went into an AGP slot. That's a video card slot.

I agree with JohnWill about running wired networking for gaming.
 
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