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Wireless Internet w/ Wired Router?

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Ffej, Nov 21, 2004.

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  1. Ffej

    Ffej Thread Starter

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    I have a wired LinkSys network running 2 computers through a router and cable Internet. I'd like to know if there's any sort of 'reciever' I could plug into the router that would allow something with wireless network capabilities to access my netowork wirelessly. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. unknownguy18

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    I don't think I'm totally understanding your question, but here's how it should work.

    If you buy a wireless router you will be able to run an ethernet cable from the cable modem to the WAN port on your wireless router. You can now wire up to four computers (most routers have 4 wired ports) directly into the router and/or you can share resources and internet connections with any wireless network card that is compatible with the wireless router. Most wireless routers are designed to share internet connections and are not hard to configure for that. Configuring file and printer sharing can be a different story. You'll see this if you read through this networking forum very much.

    Hope that helps you out.
     
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    In truth, one of the cheapest components is a broadband router, so the cost effective solution is to simply replace the current router with a wireless model. For instance, the cheapest price I find on the Linksys WET54G Wireless-G Ethernet Bridge is $121.99 shipped. OTOH, you can have an 802.11g wireless router for less than half that. For instance, here's a Netgear model for $50 http://store.yahoo.com/justdeals/wgr614na.html
     
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    i have a wap that i run from a linksys hard wired router, which lets me run the laptop wireless and i can run outside and all over the 3br ranch style house. :cool:
     
  6. Ffej

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    What's a WAP?

    Anway, to elaborate more, I recently bought a Nintendo DS, which can connect to other players over the Internet using a WiFi connection. I need to know if the would be something I could plug into my current router to allow wireless products like this to access the Internet connection.
     
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    i was, thank you. i shouldn't have abbreviated what it was. :cool:
     
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