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  • Started 6 years ago by 0zSpitt
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0zSpitt
Posts: 1037

has anyone made their desktop have a wireless internet connection, and what was used? is this or anything like it useful?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/....._-Homepage

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raphoenix
Posts: 14920

0z,

Yes; all of my machines run on a WIFI network connected to a modified Linksys Router.
Best to have all the same name brand components in a network of builder machines.
What exactly is your question ??
You want some links about home or office wireless networking ??
Here are a couple.
http://compnetworking.about.co.....basics.htm
http://compnetworking.about.co.....ldwlan.htm
Kindest Regards,
Rick P.♦:)

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LH
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I also have 1 desktop hooked up via WiFi, but it is with a USB adaptor. What sort of distance are you looking at between the computer and the router ? And what are the obstructions en route (thick walls, solid steel doors etc.) ?

Posted 6 years ago
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0zSpitt
Posts: 1037

i don't have internet access in another room and i wanted to put a computer back there. my router is linksys N, can these type of add-ons pick up a wireless internet signal like a notebook? the room is only 15' away

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LH
Posts: 20002

You should have no problem there.

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0zSpitt
Posts: 1037

that's cool, is there any particular brand/type that i should look for or like rick said keep everything matched up?

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LH
Posts: 20002

Yep, do as Rick said.

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raphoenix
Posts: 14920

0z,
Here is link to all Linksys Products on Newegg.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/.....gesize=100
I use Linksys PCI Wireless G Speed Booster Cards in all machines.
As always, recommend having a (spare) card on hand although have only burnt (1) up in several years.
The return cost for shipping and the aggravation to return under warranty exceeds the cost of a spare.
BTW: Linksys brand is owned by Cisco now.
Kindest Regards,
Rick P.♦:)

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0zSpitt
Posts: 1037

thanks rick. one other question, does it matter that my router is N and the cards are G?

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raphoenix
Posts: 14920

0z,
From Wikipedia:
To achieve maximum throughput a pure 802.11n 5 GHz network is recommended. The 5 GHz band has substantial capacity due to many non-overlapping radio channels and less radio interference as compared to the 2.4 GHz band. An 802.11n-only network may be impractical for many users because the existing computer stock is predominantly 802.11b/g only. Replacement of incompatible WiFi cards or of entire laptop stock is necessary for older computers to operate on the network. [[[ Consequently, it may be more practical in the short term to operate a mixed 802.11b/g/n network until 802.11n hardware becomes more prevalent. ]]] In a mixed-mode system, it’s generally best to utilize a dual-radio access point and place the 802.11b/g traffic on the 2.4 GHz radio and the 802.11n traffic on the 5 GHz radio.
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With all the above being said, the LINKSYS WMP54GS IEEE 802.11b/g 32-bit PCI card should work ok.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/.....6833124139
http://www.newegg.com/Product/.....6833124297 (Certified For Vista)
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What is the (exact model number) of your Linksys N Router ????

I want to research the question right now as it will come up again and want to be sure I steer folks to the (FASTEST) and (MOST) throughput hardward.
Please Post Back.
Kindest Regards,
Rick P.♦:)

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0zSpitt
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those are the two i saved. the mod# is wrt160n

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raphoenix
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Continued From Previous Post - Edit Timed Out.
This one gets pretty good reviews and might go better with what you have.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/.....6833124069

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0zSpitt
Posts: 1037

the last one i looked at first, but the wired antenna looks bad. i'll try the second one, with the dual antenna's hidden away. thanks rick

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raphoenix
Posts: 14920

0z,

Thanks !!!!

I was writing a long, long technical dissertation on the subject and got Post Time Out again so lost the whole write-up once more.

In short, I think you will be fine with the product you have chosen.

Kindest Regards,
Rick P.♦:)

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ScottW
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Can anyone explain to me why the 802.11n spec is taking so long to be ratified in a final version? According to the latest info, it's still a year(!) away, due November 2009. I have been hearing about it for sooo long, yet it never arrives. Can you say "vaporware" boys and girls? I knew you could.

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raphoenix
Posts: 14920

@ScottW,

I think it is like all so called standards in the world of computing.
Non-Competitive practices have been holding it up.
Even Open Source has had problems with so called standards.
Standards issues go back to the fight over electricity transmission between AC and DC competing interest in the late 1800's and has continued in the electrical / electronics industries to this day to include even software as you are well aware. I personally don't think the fight will ever end so long as there is a penny to be made by (not) having open and enforcible standards with all products.

Kindest Regards,
Rick P.♦:)

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