Solved: Why the connection

Status
This thread has been Locked and is not open to further replies. Please start a New Thread if you're having a similar issue. View our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

PerkyMite

Thread Starter
Joined
Oct 8, 2007
Messages
35
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
 

JohnWill

Retired Moderator
Joined
Oct 19, 2002
Messages
106,429
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.
 
Status
This thread has been Locked and is not open to further replies. Please start a New Thread if you're having a similar issue. View our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 1)

As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 807,865 other people just like you!

Latest posts

Staff online

Top