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TBill13

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I have a Dell PC running XP Pro that was hooked to Internet via local phone company before I recently moved.
I have a Toshiba laptop running XP Pro that is hooked to the Internet via a wireless mobile drive from AT&T.
I have moved into an apartment that has wireless service provided by a local cable company.
Can I link both computers to the apartment wireless service using a router?
If so, what router would you recommend and what security precautions do I need to take?
This is my first post on this forum. I am not tech saavy so I look forward to some practical advice.
Thanks,
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BlueEyedSamurai

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Here is the router I am currently using (http://www.newegg.co...N82E16833124190). Though if I have to buy another it would support N as this is the standard being moved towards. Perhaps someone else has another suggestion. :)

As far as security go with WPA2. The router will come with a guide, otherwise create a new post and someone can assist.

You would connect your cable modem to your new router via Ethernet cable in the WAN port.

Hopes this answers your questions.

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if your apartment has a building wide wireless setup...why would you need a router in the first place? you should just be able to connect both computers directly to the wireless connection that's available throughout the building...if your desktop doesn't have a wireless card, go to the store and get one...they're pretty cheap
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