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andyj45

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Ok, i have a home computer and use the internet alot. My dad has a laptop and would like to get online, we both want to have it wireless. Problem is i have no idea of how to do it or what i would need.

My modem is a crappy USB modem, I dont have a network card.

I have bought;

Linksys Wireless G Acess point WAP54G
A PCMCIA card for the laptop(i know thats right)
Wireless G PCI Adapter
A USB to RJ45 adapter
and a female to female USB adapter.

What i'm going to try to do is use my usb modem, plug that into the F-to-F adapter, plug the USB to RJ45 into that, and then run the RJ45 to the wireless access point. Then install the PCI adapter into my home computer and hopefully have it work.

Will this work?
Are these the right parts?
Do i need anything else?
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It will work if you load all the individual drivers for each adapter... But I would reccomend just getting a newer modem that has a Cat5e WAN port... USB is not the preffered method for connecting to a modem as it is unstable and very problematic.
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So i should get a new modem and swap the wireless PCI card for a network card?
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Here is the ideal setup for any home network:

Wired Home Network:
Modem -to- Router -to- Network Interface Card[NIC] (for fastest most secure network using only Cat5e or Cat6e)
What you will need for this:
Modem with Cat5 output
Router with Cat5 WAN Input and 4 cat5 ouptuts
Network Interface Card[NIC] for every pc on the network
Enough Cat5 wire to reach from the modem to the router and from the router to each PC

Wireless Home Network
Modem -to- Wireless Router -to- Wireless NIC (for least secure and just a tad slower)
What you will need for this:
Modem with Cat5 output
Wireless Router with Cat5 WAN Input and 4 cat5 ouptuts and Wireless Broadcast capability
Wireless NIC for desktop and Wireless PCMIA Card for laptops[if laptop doesn't already have wireless]



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Is Linksys Wireless G Acess point WAP54G a suitible as a wreless router?

If so, do i just need a new modem.
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yes... linksys is great... and yes.... a better modem with cat5 output.
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Is this suitible modem?

http://www.misco.co......RNET PORT.htm
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NO . . . . Netgear is trash.... Go Linksys
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