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Solved: Why the connection

Discussion in 'Networking' started by PerkyMite, Sep 20, 2008.

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  1. PerkyMite

    PerkyMite Thread Starter

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    Hi Guys,

    I went around to my friends to help him establish his new wireless connection from BT, Blind leading the blind, but we got it sorted ok. The first time I had actually been involved in Wireless. One of the things that struck me was that he still needed a connection from the old BT Line.

    I thought, in my ignorance, that we would plug the wireless (router?) in to a 13 amp. wall socket and it would then receive the signal from the nearest mast and broadcast that signal to his computer. Like a Lap top registering on a hot spot ariel maybe.

    Does this mean that all Wireless connections are restrained by the speed of the line, distance from the Exchange, state of the cable etc. etc... The same as my modem?

    Thanks for any information

    Perky
     
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    Of course they are! All the wireless router does is allow you to use the same ISP connection wirelessly, it doesn't receive signals from some mysterious Internet source. :) You are still getting the Internet feed from the exact same line as a wired connection.
     
  3. PerkyMite

    PerkyMite Thread Starter

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    thanks John, now there you go :)
     
  4. JohnWill

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    Sorry to have to bring you the bad news. :D
     
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