I have adsl broadband available to the house, but connecting the phone line to my PC requires a 40ft telephone extension lead. This causes a subsequent loss of speed & quality to my dynamode usb modem. I understand I could connect wirelessly, but what equipment do I require. I am a beginner but an avid surfer. Please help.
Wireless introduces a whole new set of problems particularly if you live in a house with solid as opposed to partition walls
Try connecting to the master socket of your phone and see what speed you get. If there is a big difference in what you get after the 40ft connection, consider upgrading the cable/connection or, indeed, the router
I don't think wireless will ever give you a faster speed than wired
If you do want to pursue the wireless option, the hardware required is a combined "Wireless Router & ADSL Modem" which connects directly to your phone line in place of the USB modem. The PC itself, needs to have a Wireless Network Adapter installed - PCI or USB.