If a friend of mine wants a wireless home network with two desktop computers am I right in thinking that a wireless router and two wireless network cards are needed for this to happen? She ideally would like the router placed in the living room, the main desktop comp in the dining room which is two rooms away and the other comp upstairs in one of thr bedroom's.
Also, where would be the best place to get this equipment?
I set up a wireless network at home a few months ago, using a Belkin router and USB adapter. I (and the Belkin helpdesk) had endless problems getting the adapter and the router to talk to each other reliably, and I still find that about 70% of the time they won't communicate the first time I switch on the computer. I have to restart, and they then communicate the second time (usually). I was told on this forum that I would have been much better off using a wireless network card in the computer, rather than a USB adapter.
I have a netgear wireless network system which includes two PCs connected by USB adapters. My son's PC is in his bedroom with 3 walls and a floor space between him and the router. He always receives a strong signal with no problems.
Hi All, thanks for the advice and comments, my friend has Wanadoo Broadband at the moment on the one computer in the living room, the computer in the bedroom doesn't yet have an internet connection. I have advised her to get two desktop network cards and a wirless router. She wants decent equipment but at a fairly cheap price, any other suggestions?
I don't know much about wireless networks but I am right in thinking that the modem plugs into the wirless router and after the software installation, the net can be accessed wirelessly throught both computers, she wants the living room computer to the main one that is used as this one is newer, does this computer have to be on in order for the other one to gain internet access. The computer in the bedroom is for the kids and she wants to control internet content to them, so security is a must!
The above link is to a usb adapter on e bay. So in simple terms for the benifit of myself and my friend who have no idea bout home wireless networks and keeping in mind her small budge, she should get two of these and a wireless router?, the comp upstairs is directly above the one in the living room.