[access-uk] Re: Setting Up A Wireless Network

Hi Sayka,

The filter absolutely MUST go into the BT socket.  The
wireless router is then connected to the filter.

How you connect next is essentially geographical.

Personally, I like to have one PC wired in to the wireless
router with an RJ45 network cable.  Many reasons, not least
being that wireless can occasionally suffer breakdown due to
all manner of reasons.  That PC would require to have a
normal network card connection.  Also, most routers have a
web interface which is best dealt with by a wired connection
to it.

After that, the remote PC would need a wireless card or
adaptor.  This could be an internal card, or it could be a
USB device.  For a desktop, I personally prefer the USB
device, since it can be raised up away from the PC to avoid
any kind of shielding of the wireless signal by the PC.

George.

-----Original Message-----
From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Sayka Hussain
Sent: 23 August 2006 22:43
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Setting Up A Wireless Network

Hi George,  

The PCs are at opposite ends of my house so it isn't
feasible to connect them using cables.  I use an ADSL modem
so the phone cables and so on are already in place.  If I
understand it correctly, the router connects to the phone
cable which in turn goes to the micro filter in the BT phone
socket, that bit's already set up.  Does the router connect
to the host pc using a USB cable as does an ADSL modem?  If
so, do I need a network adaptor in the host pc as well as
the client PC? 

Thanks 

Sayka 

-----Original Message-----
From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of George Bell
Sent: 23 August 2006 22:04
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Setting Up A Wireless Network

Hi Sayka,

A wireless ADSL router will do what you want, but first you
have to make a few decisions.

First, do you really need wireless, or could the PC's be
close enough together to allow cables between them?

Second, although the router does not need to be beside the
telephone point, it does not to connect to it.  That MUST be
done with a cable.  Bear in mind that the two PCs need to
connect to the router.

Third, if you are buying a router, ideally buy one with a
hardware firewall.

Fourth, a Hub and a Switch are similar in principal, but
what I suspect you mean is a Router which, as well as being
wireless, has hard wire connections also.  This is a wise
move since you need not be 100% reliant on Wireless.

Whatever you decide in terms of connectivity, wire or
wireless, you will need an appropriate card it each machine.
And if you go for the kind of router I have described, you
can "mix and match".  That is, have one PC wired, and one PC
wireless.

George.



-----Original Message-----
From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Sayka Hussain
Sent: 23 August 2006 19:40
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Setting Up A Wireless Network

Hi All, 

I'm considering setting up a wireless network with another
computer in my house, so that both can share my internet
connection.  However, never having attempted this before, I
have a few queries. 

First, can anyone recommend a good ADSL Router that
incorporates a hub and switch?  There are so many of them
out there it's difficult to know which to choose and which
make to go for. 

Also, I am unclear as to what else I may need; does the host
computer need a network adaptor as well as the client
computer, and if so, which is a good adaptor to go for?
Both computers are desktops running XP, and the host is
running Jaws.  

Any help would be gratefully appreciated. 

Thanks in advance 

Sayka Hussain 


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