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running wireless off westell 2200


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goodwrench

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okay we have bellsouth dsl running through a westell 2200 modem. RIGHT now we are hard wired, but want to have wireless also for our laptops. What de we need to get to do this? I have heard a WAP connected through our router will work? will it? if so, any reccomendations? Or is there any other way of doing it??? thanks!!!! chris
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Does your router have wireless capability?

If not, then you need to start with getting a Wireless Router. Then you need to make sure your laptops either have an internal wireless NIC card, or you have a plug-in wireless NIC card for them. That's the hardware side of it.
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okay, the laptops have wireless cards, so they are ready to roll. No, my router in not wirless. We tried a wireless router from wal mart and it did not work. so we took it back. later i read only specific wirless components would work with this modem.. That is what i am trying to figure out.. So any pointers on what hardware i need to add wirless to my set up?

Edited by goodwrench, 09 April 2007 - 05:18 PM.

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Your best bet is a wireless router. DLink. Belkin,linksys. Take your pick. The Westell 2200 is an older model. What speed is your connection? Bellsouth had a deal on a 3.0 upgrade to free home networking with a free Westell 327w wireless gateway. I don't know if the deal is still on but it's worth checking out.
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