Wireless Wanadoo broadband

  Hammersmith 11:23 02 Jun 2005

I'm about to buy a new computer running XP (my current one runs 98SE and will give the old one to my son to run from his room. I wish to retain broadband access from both via my existing Wanadoo broadband (using a USB Speedtouch modem. I believe the Speedtouch modem restricts my options as to how this can be done so can anyone give me advice as to which is the best equipment to buy please? Wireless is preferred although I can take the floorboards up and run cable if I have to (much to my wife's disgust however!. I would aslo prefer not having to have both computers on at the same time to access the Internet.

Finally, will there be any problems sharing information between the two operating systems?

Many thanks

  powerless 11:35 02 Jun 2005

Know anything about routers?

Well take a look at this: click here

It has a built in modem, so you can get rid of the frog.

It has support for wired connections via LAN and it also supports wireless connections.

You would need a NIC in both PC's [you may already have one] to allow for a wired connection: click here

Or for wireless: click here

No problem about sharing.

  Hammersmith 12:55 04 Jun 2005

Thanks Powerless,

one thing though, what's an NIC?

  Hammersmith 12:56 04 Jun 2005

Thanks Powerless,

one thing though, what's an NIC?

  powerless 14:43 04 Jun 2005

Network Interface Card.

The bit that goes directly into your computer and what will connect it to the router via some cable.

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