Wireless router

  ferrispedro 20:21 08 Nov 2004

My daughter wants to use the internet (bb) from her laptop upstairs so I am considering a wireless router.I understand the need for a pcmia card for the laptop but do I need a card in my pc too?Can the router connect direct into pc and if so where to? Peter.

  TomJerry 20:37 08 Nov 2004

what BB you have, asdl via phone line or cable BB

asdl BB: D-Link DSL-G604T 54Mbp Wireless ADSL Router w/DWL-G122 USB Adapter £76.21 click here

cable BB: D-Link DI-514 11Mbps Broadband Wireless Router £43.60 click here
D-Link DWL-610 11Mbps Wireless Cardbus Adapter £18.72 click here

  TomJerry 20:40 08 Nov 2004

your main PC needs to be connected to router via Lan/network/Ethernet port. If you do not have network connection port, you need to install a network card D-Link DFE-528TX 10/100 Ethernet PCI Adapter £6.40 click here

  VoG II 20:43 08 Nov 2004

The BB cable from the modem that is currently connected to your PC goes to the router. The router should come with a cable that connects your PC to the router. Once set up that way, plug the PCMCIA card into the laptop and it should "find" the router.

I have a similar set-up here (including daughter with laptop).

  ferrispedro 12:57 09 Nov 2004

Thank you all it was the need? for an ethernet connection which lost me. I take it I dont need one? Peter

  hillybilly 13:50 09 Nov 2004

"I take it I dont need one? Peter"

If only the laptop is going to be wireless then, yes you do need an ethernet connection. It connects your pc to the router. It also called an RJ45 perhaps that might be what is confusing you. It looks similar the the plug on your old ordinary dial up modem cable. It is quite possible you already have one built in, if not follow TomJerry link for a D-Link DFE-528TX 10/100 Ethernet PCI Adapter

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