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Going Wireless

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by DaHaMac, Feb 1, 2005.

  1. DaHaMac

    DaHaMac

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    Hi ya,

    I've been working on setting up a second computer tonight, and I really don't want to have to string cat-5 cable all through the place. When it comes to wireless I am a newB. Please instruct me in the ways of wireless.

    I have looked at Wally World and found some linksys equipment with the .g rating and it seems that its going to run me $150+ to set up a wireless network in the house. Surely, with the likes of NewEgg this can be done for less?

    Thanks,
    Daniel

    BTW, I try to be very frugal with my meager budget.
     
  2. Poppa Bear

    Poppa Bear Protective G'pa CLM

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    If the other computer has a network card already, get something like the Linksys WRT54G. This has wired and wireless together so you just need the wireless card for the other computer.

    You will spend about $150 up front but Best Buy has a rebate program running right now that gives you $40 back for the router and the card.
     

  3. lomfs24

    lomfs24

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    Mike had a good suggestion with the Linksys WRT54G. I would recommend the WRT54GS though. It will cost about another $25. With either one you can do some searching later with making it a linux box.