just checking if anyone knows if wi-fi router (Netgear DG834G 54 Mbps Wireless ADSL Firewall Router) actually needs to be connected to a pc or can just be connected to the laptop by itself?
i.e p.c upstairs left on it's own modem, instead of connecting modem-router to p.c just connect to laptop i.e downstairs in bt socket and powerpoint and then remove ethernet cable? As don't really want to file share between the 2 just access the web on the laptop via wi-fi. thanks again in advance for any comments on this
hi spook08.... you can only have one "adsl modem/router" on one line at the same time , you can switch between the two but it means disconnecting one or the other . if its just wiring/cable that is bothering you then make both wifi .... usb dongles for wireless are cheap enough and simple to set up . once the setup is done ethernet cables can be disconnected .hope this helps.Dave.
So just to clarify- the pc and laptop cannot be on seperate modems without having to disconnect either one. Basically i don't have any need for pc to be wireless just the laptop, so it looks like i have to install the modem-router in the place of the current modem on the pc(sagem tiscali broadband) and have them both wireless?