we have 2 laptops, broadband and a wired router

  moonstar1981 13:41 21 Dec 2007
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hi there, we've only got laptops (both are wireless enabled) in our house and i want a wireless router instead of the fixed modem we currently have in the upstairs office. can i just buy a netgear one from pc world and set it up like the wired one? or do you need a fixed desktop computer to run a wireless? we are on bt broadband. i would like to have it up and running before christmas to. (I lived in leeds and we just plugged a wireless router straight into the telephone line). help really appreciated!!!!

  Quiller. 13:52 21 Dec 2007

You will need a ADSL wifi modem router and not a cable one.

Which one are you thinking of?

" do you need a fixed desktop computer to run a wireless? "

No. The router will be just connected to you phone socket and an electrical socket. Thats all. The rest will be wireless through your home.

  moonstar1981 13:55 21 Dec 2007
  Quiller. 13:57 21 Dec 2007

Any of these netgear routers click here from PC world should fit the bill.

What internet service provider do you use and what is your normal download speed e.g. 2Mbps

  Quiller. 13:59 21 Dec 2007

That one you have picked, the WGB111BDL is no good for you. It is for cable broadband.

  moonstar1981 13:59 21 Dec 2007

bt broadband yahoo 2mb

  Quiller. 14:06 21 Dec 2007

Thats your best buy from PC world then @ £49.99
click here

You can get them cheaper online but you haven't got the time to order.

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