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Old 08-18-2005, 10:17 AM   #1
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im going to get a new desktop pc for my up stairs bedroom..
down stairs i alrready have a computer which is linked to a broadband router... which uses usb

is there any way that i can link up with the broadband from upstairs. the computer says it has 802.11g Wireless Network .

im not sure what that is. but can i connect to the broadband wirelessly?

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Old 08-18-2005, 10:55 AM   #2
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Absolutely. You will need a wireless router to do that coupled with wireless adapters on each PC. Internet sharing is instant. File and Print sharing you will need to configure.

Get this wireless router:

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Wireless adapter:

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...if ithe PC doesn't have built in wireless capability.

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Old 08-19-2005, 11:27 AM   #3
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hm.......... actually.. well the broadband router i already got..... has a lan port lol..

does anyone know how far the wire can go until the signal is realy crap?
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Old 08-19-2005, 11:33 AM   #4
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That depends on several things such as type of cable used, how strong the original signal is, the shielding used, et cetera. You can still use wireless - just plug a wireless router into the LAN port.
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