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Discussion in 'Networking' started by Fabienne, Jul 6, 2007.

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  1. Fabienne

    Fabienne Thread Starter

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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
     
  2. DoubleHelix

    DoubleHelix Banned

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

    Fabienne Thread Starter

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    ACK! thats what I thought.

    : (
     
  4. DoubleHelix

    DoubleHelix Banned

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    Is there a reason you don't want to buy a wireless router?
     
  5. Fabienne

    Fabienne Thread Starter

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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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  7. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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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.
     
  8. Fabienne

    Fabienne Thread Starter

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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.
     
  9. 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. :)
     
  10. 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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