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Setting up a home network for the first time

Discussion in 'Networking' started by carjacker, Jun 21, 2005.

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  1. carjacker

    carjacker Thread Starter

    Jun 21, 2005
    I have cable internet service and I just bought a new laptop. I know that I can get a wireless router for networking. What router should i get because I want to link my desktop, laptop and printer on the same network wirelessly. Keep in mind that my laptop doesnt have a slot for a wireless card But has one built in. Also what exacty does a USB wireless adapter do? Please help.
  2. bpgood


    Jun 21, 2005
    I would reccomend a Netgear or Linksys router.
    Note: Cisco owns Linksys, so you know they are good.

    Wireless USB adaptor is used in the event that your machine doesnt have a Wi-fi adaptor. It provides the ability to move it from machine to machine so install is easy.
  3. Old Rich

    Old Rich

    Jan 17, 2003
    All the routers you can buy are good these days with standards finally in place. I'd go for the one with the best price.

    See this for some hints on setting your network up.
  4. mattbrook


    May 16, 2005
    Hey why do they say DO NOT ENABLE FILE SHARING ? I have seen that on many sites. Does the router do that for you ? Secuirty risks.. Anyone have an answer ?

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