Wireless connection for a laptop

  Veitcy 11:14 26 Jul 2004

I have broadband connection via BT voyager100 to my Dell desk top and use AOL9 for this computer. I now have in addition a Dell laptop using AOL9(both on Windows XP)I am happy with the desktop being on a wired connection but would like the laptop to use the broadband on wireless connection. Can anyone tell me what extra parts I need. I find the technical jargon mind-boggling.
I know I need a router of some kindand a Pc card?

  jonnytub 11:20 26 Jul 2004

you could simply use a wireless access point that plugs into your lan port and for the laptop a wireless access card that plugs into your pmcia slot.

  jonnytub 11:22 26 Jul 2004
  jonnytub 11:23 26 Jul 2004
  jonnytub 14:41 26 Jul 2004

i should point out that a wireless access point requires the host pc to be switched on for client pc's to be able to utilise. A router does not.

  Veitcy 14:49 26 Jul 2004

I do want to be able to use the laptop without having to switch on the desk top or vice versa.

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