Which Wireless Network Option

  Confab 16:10 08 Sep 2004
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I will shortly be buying a Belkin ADSL modem with wireless router to connect two pc’s and a laptop to the net.

I can connect all the computers to the router via wireless cards or I have the option of connecting one to the router with a standard PCI card. Could you let me know if there is any advantage (apart from cost) in connecting one pc with a standard network card (not wireless).

Thanks in advance

  SEASHANTY 19:45 08 Sep 2004

Connecting the main PC via a wired ethernet LAN card
is a faster connection than wireless and also more secure.

  roy 22:31 08 Sep 2004

If or when you need to download a firmware update for your router it is better to have an ethernet connection to it than a wireless one to avoid the possibility of corruption.

  Confab 13:19 09 Sep 2004

Thnaks for the replies. I will connect my main PC via a wired ethernet LAN card as you both suggest.

Thanks again

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