laptop networking

  ROBINSON CRUSO 10:01 21 Oct 2007
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hi guys

ive bought a laptop hp pavilion dv2535ea with built in wireless networking. i have my home pc running broadband and i know i need a router but i dont know what one or any extras,both my home pc and laptop would be using the internet so i need something that will run them at the same speed and not slow it down, also i dont really wont to use WIFI as ive heard its easily hacked into, please any help

cheers

  GANDALF <|:-)> 10:06 21 Oct 2007

'also i dont really wont to use WIFI as ive heard its easily hacked into,'..that is nonsense. With a little security wireless is virtually impossible to hack into or it would take such a long time that it would not be worth it. Also as there are many free wi-fi hotspots the whole thing would seem rather daft. Get a wireless router and wireless stick for your PC if it does not have a wireless card. Netgear such as click here is a good one.

G

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 10:33 21 Oct 2007

Beware there is a difference if you have cable broadband or BB over a phone line.

  ROBINSON CRUSO 18:54 21 Oct 2007

sorry for the late reply

GANDALF
thanks for the reply it's just when someone tells you something it sticks to you and a program called the real hustle showed something about it on you tube, the router you put a link to looks good as i have built in wireless networking i should not need a usb stick just switch the wireless network on and it should work with the router am i correct?

thanks

  woodchip 19:08 21 Oct 2007

You watch to much telly

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:53 21 Oct 2007

As long as you use WPA security in you wireless connection you will be safe.

  ROBINSON CRUSO 21:26 21 Oct 2007

Fruit Bat /\0/\

can you give me any links for a good WPA security program for vista?

thanks

  woodchip 21:35 21 Oct 2007

WPA is built into a Wireless router, THat you can setup when you setup for Wireless

  Strawballs 21:48 21 Oct 2007

You still need to tell us what type of Broad Band you use Cable (Virgin Media) or ADSL any ISP through BT phone line. As Fruit Bat /\0/\ has said it will make a difference as to what type of router you use.

  ROBINSON CRUSO 21:52 21 Oct 2007

excellant so i just need the router and im all set up, what about wi-fi hotspots will the wpa download from the router work so i can use at hotspots

  Strawballs 22:05 21 Oct 2007

click here you can choose one from whichever list is relevent to your ISP

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