Looking to set up home network for the first time and hoping that someone can steer me to where these questions have been answered before or to a site with all the details.
I now have 2 PCs at home, one running XP (me/office room) and the other Win 98 (daughter room). I would like to set up a network so that they can both access the internet and possibly share files/peripherals at a later date but the internet is the primary.
XP PC currently connected to Tiscali broadband through ADSL modem and Win 98 PC no internet connection but previously connected via ADSL modem and worked fine.
PCs physically separated by some distance so hopefully a wireless connection for them is possible. Also wireless from BT access would be good as the good lady would like to get rid of all wires traipsing up the stairs if possible.
As previously stated I am sure you guys have answered this question a thousand times but a link to suitable info would be most appreciated as searches fetch up loads of hits.
Thanks for the responses so far. I will obviously need a network card for the Win 98 PC which it does not have at the moment - could someone please advise what I need to look for to ensure compatability with an older PC.
I have info from belarc for this PC so can hopefully use this to get info on what motherboard etc is fitted.
So if I get the USB adapter for the win 98 and a wireless router are there any compatability issues I need to watch out for? ie, Will the USB adapter linked require a specific type of router to work with it?
Looking at prices I might as well also get a router with an ADSL modem included so that I can then keep my Speedtouch 330 Tiscali Modem as a spare.
You will need to get a modem/router and take the speedtouch out and the adapters will work with any of the routers that I linked to. I have a Linksys router, Novatech own brand PCI wireless card in a desk top, a laptop with with builtin broadcom wireless card and a desktop connected by wire and all working fine.