Having bought a Medion wireless router/modem (advertised as one click set up which still hasn't worked despite a 45 minute call to the helpline who also gave up and said they'd e-mail me a copy of the help guide - which they didnt!! ) I'm taking it back to Aldi for a refund. Can anyone recommend any easy to use wireless router???
The one I recommended on the linked thread has a bundled wireless USB adapter. If you have a wireless enabled laptop you should go for that. Otherwise Woodchip`s one will do it but you may still need something for the other computer. (A wireless USB adapter or an internal wireless card.)
Either way there are plenty of people who can help you set them up on here!
This is where I feel humble and silly.......but, and excuse my ignorance, does the Wireless router need to be physically connected to the main desktop pc? I had an ethernet lead connecting the Medion router to the main pc -is this right or should i have a wireless USB adaptor or wireless card installed in the main pc?
It doesn`t need to be connected by cable as long as you have a wireless USB adapter although you can keep your ethernet cable connector providing the router has ethernet ports. (Which both Woodchips and my D-Link have)
Is your laptop already wireless enabled? And how far away do you intend to use it from the wireless router?
(300 ft is quite impressive Woodchip - The D-links I have installed have worked through two wooden floors and one solid brick wall - A neighbour two doors away can pick up my home router but I`m not sure what equpment he has on the receiving end which could make a difference)