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Hey Everyone,

My aunt and my grantparents live in the same house, and my Aunt recently wanted to get DSL. The problem is their house is so long that a network won't work, and they don't have the same phone line, so It would cost a lot more for my aunt to get DSL in her little appartment th8ing. (The phone company here is wierd, so don't think too hard about the situation, you might hurt yourself). Anyway, I was thinking about setting up a wirless network for them. the Router I'm looking at (D-Link DI-624) would be able to reach both computers if it was in a central location in the house, so that part shouldn't be a problem. The thing is my Aunt's computer is a new dell, NOt sure which model, but it's one of the ultra small ones, and there are no expansion slots inside of it. My question is D-Link DWL-G132 usb wireless adaptor work the same way the DWL-G520 PCI card adaptor? One would think this would be the case, but before we go out and spend the money on this system, I want to be pretty sure it will work properly. Thank you for your help.

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It should work in the same way as a PCI card does.

But failing that, a network cable is good for up to 100m so unless she lives in a monster of a mansion, you could always lay some cable.
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Here is another solution, where distance really doesnt matter. I did a install on these last week in a HUGE mansion where the router was downstairs and the other pc was upstairs about 1 and a half city block away... and they were only losing about 10% of the signal. Heres the link for the Linksys PowerLine adapter:

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