A friend has his main computer connected up to broadband through telewest. Could a wireless network adaptor be used so that a second computer could also access the broadband connection? He was looking at a wireless network adaptor + card but was put off as it only mentions using the system on dial up internet connections and not permenant connections. Any feed back would be greatly appreciated.
I have telewest broadband and use a wireless router. I have the desktop system wired to the router, the router wired to the cable modem and then a wireless card in my laptop. That way, the machine wired to the router does not need to be on in order for me to access the internet from the laptop.
If you don't go for the router, buying a USB wireless adaptor for both machines, like jazzypop says, to network them should work fine. You would need the machine connected to the cable modem on in order to access the internet from the second machine though.