Virgin router and wireless router help!

  gipoid 23:00 22 Mar 2008

Help please!
I currently have a WebSTAR router that works fine but I now want to go wireless with a PC upstairs. The problem is I don't want both PCs to be wireless. I want one machine to be wired and the other wireless. However I only have 1 ethernet port on the WebSTAR router.
Can anyone advise me which router & wireless router I should buy that is compatible with Virgin cable (not phone line), that will have at least 2 ethernet ports that I can plug directly into 1 PC and the other into the wireless router.
I currently have a 4MB connection but will be looking to upgrading to 10MB later this year.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

  Strawballs 23:04 22 Mar 2008

click here any one of these will do what you want, I have had a Linksys one for over 3yrs now without problems

  gipoid 23:15 22 Mar 2008

Thanks Strawballs.
Which one do you advise?
Will any 802.11g do for the PC upstairs?
I also want to connect via MAC address rather than WEP or WPA. Is this a different router or software?

  Strawballs 23:35 22 Mar 2008

I have the linksys wrt54g which will do all that you want but I would use WPA as well as mac address filtering.

You could go for the WRT54GL as it is a newer model but I have seen some not so favourable reports about the GS speed boost model

click here

  gipoid 23:42 22 Mar 2008

Thanks again!
Just been browsing Ebuyer & Ebay and will purchase the WRT54G and a PCI card.
Brilliant advice.

  Strawballs 23:48 22 Mar 2008

Glad to have been help I have been using that model for over 3yrs now 3 PC's connected 1 desktop by wire, 1 desktop by PCI Novatech own brand wireless card and laptop by inbuilt broadcom wireless with WPA encryption and unique SSID

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