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Router ? which to get?


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Okay, I need to set up in an in home network to share the internet. I have a cable modem. I only need to share between 2 systems. So I'm now looking for a router to use. But I have found so many and don't know what would be the best for this. Both system are running windows xp one home and one pro. I don't know what other info you people will need to help me. Please let me know if there is anything else you will need to know and I'll post it.

Could someone point me in the right direction? As far as what router I should have.

Also is the router and cables going to be the only thing I need? Other then the modem.
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You couldn't go far wrong with a Belkin Wireless G Home Networking kit (802.11g) make sure it's the cable version and not ADSL. Essentially it's a Wireless Router which you plug into your existing cable modem (all cables supplied), then plug the router into your PC -- run the included software and your good to go. You also need to buy either a wireless 802.11 cardbus card for a laptop, or a wireless PCI card if the second computer is not a laptop. I would stick with Belkin for that too if poss. Run the software for that and it should connect to the router.

With wireless you also need to set up the router to stop others near your house from using your wireless connection -- this will be explained in the router instructions.
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I will have to get the stuff from Dell. Could you tell me which one of These you are talking about?
Thanks for helping.
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You don't need to get anything from Dell, there are many brands of router and wireless card available, they all do the same job.
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Right I know that... I have a credit line with dell. I don't have the cash right now..

Pip22

Are These the ones you were talking about?

If you have the time could you look at the link and sugest one. I think I know which to get But I would like another opinion.

Also you said I would need a PCI card for the 2nd computer. Do I need 2 ? One for both or can I connect the first wired and the 2nd wireless? Is This the right PCI card?

Thank you for your time. I just want to get something that is going to do a good job.

Edited by duley3, 25 September 2006 - 04:33 PM.

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Right I know that... I have a credit line with dell. I don't have the cash right now..

Pip22

Are These the ones you were talking about?

If you have the time could you look at the link and sugest one. I think I know which to get But I would like another opinion.

Also you said I would need a PCI card for the 2nd computer. Do I need 2 ? One for both or can I connect the first wired and the 2nd wireless? Is This the right PCI card?

Thank you for your time. I just want to get something that is going to do a good job.


Anyone?
Please, I would like to get the ball rolling on this as soon as I could. Like I said I just want a good route that will do the job + do it safe. I have never had to do this before so I don't know what I really need.
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I have this Linksys, it's a very nice router in my opinion.

--bmwboy
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