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  1. #31
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    Originally posted by randy989
    Okay, great. I already have the cable modem and ethernet card in my sig. So I just need a wireless router that also has a CAT5 connection, and then the PCMCIA card for my laptop. Not bad at all.
    Yeah, just make sure that the wireless router that you buy has 4 ethernet ports for wired CAT5 connections (so you can grow if you want to). Another feature that I really like is a printer port so you can run a print server off of your router as well. If wireless G does not interest you, you could get the router I have cheaply - D-Link DI-713P. Very good router, but only 11mbps.

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    Since I'm only using this for sharing internet, and my internet connection is 1.5 Mbps, 11 should be overkill, right?

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    Originally posted by randy989
    Since I'm only using this for sharing internet, and my internet connection is 1.5 Mbps, 11 should be overkill, right?
    Well, no. 11mbps is the max speed that the wireless device(laptop) communicates to the router. Your internet connection speed is another situation entirely. Basically with the router and a desktop hooked to it on a 10/100 NIC card, your are setting up a 100mbps LAN. The 11mbps wireless device would be the slowest device on the router at that point. The reason folks opt for a higher speed technology (Wireless G) is to get higher speed connectivity to and throuigh their LANS for file xfers between devices(laptopp and desktop in your case)mainly. In all cases, your internet connection will be the bottleneck with DSL or cable modems.

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    randy989

    You'll be rockn and rolling in no time!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Yes I will! Thanks!

    But yes, Harryc, that's what I mean. Since the only thing I'm setting up this network for is to share my internet connection, 11 Mbps is plenty fast, since it won't be going any faster than 1.5 anyway.

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    Also, what's the hole in the side for?

    http://www.newegg.com/app/Showimage....315-003-05.jpg

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    Originally posted by randy989
    Also, what's the hole in the side for?

    http://www.newegg.com/app/Showimage....315-003-05.jpg
    That's not a wireless card. That is a 32bit cardbus 10/100 ethernet adapter for a laptop. You need a wireless card I thought?. The 'hole' is for a CAT5 ethernet connector/cable.

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    Oh...yes, I do need a wireless card. Is PCMCIA just the name of that type of slot?

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    I did some shopping for you -

    http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduc...dlink+wireless

    Take a look at the Dlink DI-714P+ Enhanced 2.4GHz Wireless Router - RETAIL

    You can find DWl-650+(plus) airplus wireless cards for your laptop on EBay for cheap.

    Edit: Dlink also has a $10 rebate on the router - http://www.dlink.com/rebates/Pdfs/Router_MIR_0603.pdf
    Last edited by Harryc; 06-17-2003 at 10:30 PM.

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    Thanks man! Got it now!

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    Originally posted by randy989
    Thanks man! Got it now!
    Great!. Please reread my post above, I changed the EBay link and information and included a link for a $10 rebate on the router.

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    Thanks, but I think I'm going to buy a D-Link wireless router I saw at Best Buy. Only $40.

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    Originally posted by randy989
    Thanks, but I think I'm going to buy a D-Link wireless router I saw at Best Buy. Only $40.
    Go for it, have fun .

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