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interpolarity

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Is something like this http://www.amazon.co...cp_ob_e_title_3
good for setting up a wireless connection for my laptop using a desktop computer that is wired?
what is the best and most cost effective option? High speed is importance, but strength of signal isn't... I have a very small house :-P

Edited by interpolarity, 15 August 2008 - 07:16 AM.

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Is something like this http://www.amazon.co...cp_ob_e_title_3
good for setting up a wireless connection for my laptop using a desktop computer that is wired?
what is the best and most cost effective option? High speed is importance, but strength of signal isn't... I have a very small house :-P


if the main purpose is listening to music, then perhpas you could use Winamp Remote? it's free :-)
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interpolarity

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my main purpose is to connect to the internet... did I link to the wrong thing?
I don't have any wireless router... what is the most cost effective thing i can get without getting a piece of junk? (I would also prefer if there was less to install...)
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The dongle you linked to needs the wireless router for it to work.

While you can use a wireless access dongle plugged into your wired modem and a wireless dongle for your laptop, it costs the same to use a wireless router and is more secure. A router acts like a hardware firewall to your system. The benefit from this is that not only is your laptop protected the desktop is also protected. I just bought a Wireless G netgear router from Circuit city for $40 with rebates because it was on-sale. I also found that Tiger direct sells netgear refurbished dongles for $20. I bought 2 of them for my network. One thing is that later on i bought 2 more but had to return them because neither one was working. You decide if its worth the price.

http://www.tigerdire...e...&CatId=2699

If your computer does not have wireless hardware installed in it it cannot act as a wireless router. It's easier to just run a wireless router.

http://www.geeks.com...nvtid=SMCWAPS-G

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thank u very much :)
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