Network adaptor

  prodway 20:47 03 Jun 2008
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I think this is what i need.

I have just recieved my sky broadband but awaiting for it to become active,do i need whats called a "network adaptor" for it to become wireless?I dont fancy trailing a wire through my living room to the phone line,i like the idea of it all being wireless so if this is what i need can somone recomend a resonably cheap one?Can i use any?

Cheers

Paul.

  sean-278262 01:32 04 Jun 2008

Depending on the set up of your system you may already have one. Any laptop in the last few years will have a WiFi dongle inbuilt as will many desktops. You have already got a wireless router so all you need is a wireless card for either your desktop or laptop (as you never specified).

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For laptops click above. However you will need to consider what type of card your laptop supports (see the manuals) as there are 2 formats of cards.

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Click this link if you are using a desktop. However be sure to find out if you have a PCI slot free to use. If not consider removing the modem if one is fitted in a PCI slot.

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Click this link as these are universal to both laptops and desktops. However require a free USB slot and often cover USB ports beside the one it occupies. However most will come with a USB A-B cable to allow you to connect it without it sticking out the side like a sore thumb.

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Finally ebuyer have some clearance items that may be cheaper so have a look there too depending on your final choice.

The last thing I will say is make sure to get a minium of a card rated to utilise G (often referred to as 802.11g). Ideally getting one that offers the N (referred to as 802.11n or 802.11 draft N). This will future proof you and also potentially give you better results.

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