Changing to a wireless set up.

  Daibus 13:58 20 Nov 2005
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On my Dell Desktop I have a 1Mb broadband connection via a D-Link 10/100 Mbps PCI card and a D-Link Router but am thinking of purchasing a Notebook computer and would like to set up a wireless connection network so I can use the Notebook in another room as well.

Do I have to completely change the Router and/or the PCI card and what would be the simplest way therefore, of changing my set up?

Many thanks.

  mgmcc 14:09 20 Nov 2005

If you are intending to leave the desktop PC as it is at the moment, you could plug a "Wireless Access Point" into the router, which effectively converts it to a Wireless Router, and then connect to it from the Notebook PC. If the Notebook isn't already "wireless enabled", it would need to have a Wireless Network Adapter installed, which can be either PCMCIA or USB.

  Daibus 14:22 20 Nov 2005

Thank you for your reply and that certainly sounds a simple solution.
I intend to leave my Desktop as it is and would make sure that the Notebook I buy is "wireless enabled".

Have you any information or where could I see details of a "Wireless Access Point" that I could connect into my Router?

Cheers.

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