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Old Sep 24, 2003, 04:12 PM
kev269 kev269 is offline
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Default Buying Wireless Networking Hardware..

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I want to connect my Laptop and my home PC together so that whoever is on the Laptop upstairs can use the internet at the same time as the person using the internet downstairs on the home PC.

I've been searching around on eBay for stuff but I don't know which one will be best.

There's Bluetooth, and then there are normal wireless adaptors like the Belkin on Intel Anypoint.

The bluetooth ones seem to be cheaper, for instance this one on ebay:

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if i buy this one does it allow me to use the internet with 2 computers? and will it be able to do the job properly? or will it be too slow and would i be better off getting on of those Belkin wireless adaptors which are more expensive?

I also want to know the difference between 10mbps and 44mbps which ive seen. By having more MB per second, what is faster? Is 10MBps enough for sharing a broadband connection on 2 or 3 computers?

One more question, i have a 576kbps broadband connection.. will the speed be halved into 256kbps for each computer? How does the speed of the internet when networked together work? If one computer is downloading would it go at full speed, only if the other computer isn't downloading?

Sorry ive just remembered another question :, my Laptop is 450mhz Pentium 3, 5gb hard drive, 128 mb ram, and my home computer is an 866mhz Pentium 3, 80gb hard drive, 384mb ram.

How do i know that transferring files will go at the highest speed possible? would it go as fast as possible with my specs. do u think?

Thanks a lot

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Old Sep 24, 2003, 04:29 PM
Badidoh Badidoh is offline
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if u get the bluetooth, everything that connects to it must be bluetooth stuff

just get regular wireless stuff, that's my suggestion, i use and set up many linksys wireless and they're better than SMC and Dlink IMO
Old Sep 24, 2003, 04:37 PM
kev269 kev269 is offline
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thanks for the reply, is this Linksys one any good ?


my broadband connection is on my home PC, so i wont need to connect my laptop to the phone line as well would i?

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Old Sep 24, 2003, 05:18 PM
ElaineM ElaineM is offline
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I'm going to move this to the Networking forum.
Old Sep 25, 2003, 02:15 PM
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Best thing to do is try out some wireless networking stuff from Staples as you can take things back (without reason) within 14 days.
Old Oct 01, 2003, 07:43 AM
kev269 kev269 is offline
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imagine i have a network with 2 of those wireless equipments, 1 for each computer.

if the computer that has the modem installed on it, reboots, will the other computer be affected and not be able to use the internet until the other computer with the modem is back on the internet?

and also, are both computers able to share installed applications?

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