[access-uk] Re: Wireless Router Advice

Adrian, does the same go for someone with a cable modem?.

The person in question, has a wireless laptop, and a cable modem.
Billy




----- Original Message ----- From: "Adrian Higginbotham" <adrian.higginbotham@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, September 20, 2006 5:59 PM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Wireless Router Advice



Darren - if she already has an adsl connection then pressumably she already has an adsl modem of some sort - in which case she could just buy a wireless access point to plug in to that. This should work straight out of the box without requiring her to do any set up as she would have to with a router. If starting from scratch you wouldn't go down this route as modem lus access point isn't as cheap as a router, but if she already has the modem then the additional cost is less than buying a wireless router. That said if you look on Ebay you can pick up router or access points for not dissimilar prices. I just paid about £25 for an access point compared to £36 being the cheapest I could find a new one. I got of got one for less probably but I'm in patient so went straight for a buy it now option.



Adrian Higginbotham
Accessibility and inclusion adviser
British Educational Communications and Technology Agency - BECTA
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-----Original Message-----
From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Darran Ross
Sent: 19 September 2006 23:44
To: Access-UK
Subject: [access-uk] Wireless Router Advice


Hello List.

This is a request for help from my sister via you more knowledgeable lot on this list.

She's after a basic wireless router to enable her use of one laptop around the cottage. No bells and whistles, just a basic router that will serve her needs. Oh, its ADSL through a BT line, if that's at all relevant!

The one below is going for £50 and we're wondering if you folks with wireless router experience and knowledge would give it the thumbs up or not.

Any other recommendations would also be gratefully received.

Darran
Linksys Wireless-G ADSL Gateway with SpeedBooster is the all-in-one solution for Internet connectivity. The ADSL2+ Modem function gives you a blazing fast connection to the Internet, far faster than a dial-up, and without tying up your phone line. Connect your computers to the Gateway via the built-in 4-port 10/100 Ethernet Switch to jump start your network. You can share files, printers, hard drive space and other resources. Attach four PCs directly, or connect more hubs and switches to create as big a network as you need. The built-in Wireless-G (802.11g) ccess Point allows up to 32 wireless devices to connect to your network without running cables through the building. In standard Wireless-G (802.11g) mode, your devices can connect at an incredible 54Mbps. And with the new SpeedBooster technology enabled, your real-world wireless network performance increases by up to 35 percent! Its also compatible with Wireless-B (802.11b) devices, at 11Mbps.
The Gateways Router function ties it all together and lets your whole network share that high-speed Internet connection.
ADSL2 802.11g Wireless LAN Router
Dimensions: 140 x 140 x 27 mm
Weight: 270 g
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