I originally purchased a wireless system NTL recommends on their wed page cost £140. When it arrived and I read the specifications it was not what I had expected so I returned it. It would only transfer data at 10 Mb per second so I purchased a crossover cable and kit £30 that transfers data at 100 Mb per second. I?m totally happy with the system and it is obviously faster.
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This is my ideal setup for your configuration:
1. Draytek Vigor 2200WE wireless access point and router - particularly suitable for NTL cable modems.
2. A couple of Draytek Vigor 510 USB external wireless adapters.
That's all you'll need - simply install the USB adapters and connect the NTL modem to the 2200WE. Run the software, configure the network, and away you go. The setup is very simple, and the software will do it all for you.
Overall cost? About £250 +VAT
You can explore the hardware (and order online) if you click here
Good luck, and don't hesitate to come back to the thread if you need more information/help.
Other forum members may have alternative setups to recommend - my suggestions are based on my own experience.
Give reasons for going wifi.Adding more computers to your system? Do you need mobility? Want to use in different rooms that are nor cabled? Outside for example? How do you want your system to serve you? Options are plentiful, could be cheaper and easier.
click here for a very good site for NTL networking, wired or wireless.
Don't ignore other products apart from the Draytek. As an example, the Netgear FM114P allows wired and wireless connections to PCs, is a 'true' firewall (not just NAT), and crucially, has a print server built-in. This allows you to connect your printer (via parallel cable) to the router, so that it is always available.
With the Draytek, and many other routers, you can only print if the PC to which the printer is connected is switched on. A fairly pointless setup for just two PCs - you may as well just do a wireless ICS setup, and save the cost of the router.