Advice on Setting up a Wireless Network

  mark e 13:21 06 Oct 2003

I have Two desktops and a laptop. I would like to use any of the computers to access the internet without leaving one of them on. What do I need to buy to obtain the above setup.

My laptop has an integrated 802.11g wireless technology as well as a high-speed v.92 data/fax modem and an integrated 10/100 Ethernet LAN.

I assume I need to buy nothing?

I would also request recommended product Numbers as this would aid my shopping trip

Many Thanks

  Lozzy 13:48 06 Oct 2003

all you need is an access gateway router, Broadband straight patch rj45 cables and 10/100 ethernet cards in each pc.

  mark e 13:59 06 Oct 2003

Thanks for the reply but I want it without wires and there are so many products I don't know which manufacturer to go for.


  mark e 16:05 06 Oct 2003


I have 2 desktops (1 running Win95 and 1 XP), also 2 laptops both using XP. All machines share BB using a NETGEAR DG824M - ADSL MODEM/ROUTER/WIRELESS/ETHERNET/FIREWALL - Pricey - about £140 (Ebuyer) but very easy to setup - well worth the money!

  mark e 19:10 06 Oct 2003

Do you have to leave one switched on to access the net from the others

  AubreyS 19:15 06 Oct 2003

No - The connection is via the gateway (DG824M)and remains on permanently. When you switch on any networked machine the connection is already present.

  mark e 19:23 06 Oct 2003

Thats the system for me. Can you tell me exactly what I need, you mention the DG824M is there anything else to be purchased.


No - The package contains all you will need - even a good quality DSL filter and all cables.

  mark e 19:38 06 Oct 2003

Many Thanks, Can't wait for the shops to open?

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