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    Question so 'out of date' its scary

    I'm so out of date its scary but I'm 60. Wondering if I can do something since technologies have come so far since I built my latest PC back in '06 or '07. I Do Not have a second PC.

    My PC's Full Tower is in a spare bedroom where by U-Verse Modem is. Modem not wireless at this point. Have a Cat6 cable running into my living room for cable tv from this bedroom. But the pipe I ran that through is already stuffed to the max.

    Here's the really sick part. I'd love to watch C-Span video files coming off the internet in my living room on my 42" plasma. Or use the internet from the living room too. (just more comfortable for long programs, cut me some slack I'm old *lol*)

    Wireless routers? Any way of running a audio/video signal coming off my PC wirelessly into my living room HDTV? Wireless keyboard and mouse would be nice too. Going through one drywall wall in a straight line its maybe 15' in total from the PC to the HDTV.

    Is any of this feasible? With what gear?

    Nutts

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    Re: so 'out of date' its scary

    Nothing really outdated for what you're using the machine for.

    Since the OS is 32-bit, upgrade to 4Gb.

    There are plenty of USB and Firewire wireless options. Logitech has wireless KB & M too, but the distance isn't into the next room.

    XP is still a respectable OS. Win7 seems to be the next one. Vista and Win8 are not all that great.
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    Re: so 'out of date' its scary

    bmaverick,

    Could you be a bit more specific? Networking isn't my strength either. USB 2.0 and Firewire both I have. But to put it bluntly what connects to where and whats in the middle of it to make it work?

    Think newbie who hasn't kept up to date and never knew everything to begin with. *lol*

    Wireless mouse and keyboard "seems" easy enough. Its getting the audio/video signals from the PC to the HDTV that is totally stumping me to do wirelessly without a 2nd PC in the living room.

    Nutts
    Last edited by MusicNutt; 09-25-2012 at 02:20 AM.

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