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.
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
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).
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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