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Old 09-15-2005, 09:21 AM   #1
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Default need help...wireless network

Iím trying to set up wireless at my house to incorporate current dell desktop (cable modem; ground floor), new desktop (basement, for the kids) and my laptop - ibm t43 (throughout house and patio/pool area).

Iím buying the emachine T5620 desktop for the kidsí machine and the linksys wireless G router with super booster(?) supposedly the super booster covers 3 times the area and helps eliminate dead zones?

The computer guy at best buys suggested I need a wireless adapter for both my current desktop (which does not have wireless capability now) and for my laptop (which has it built in, but he says I should replace that with the linksys ďsuper boosterĒ adapter to be work with the router).

Does that make sense? Anything else I should be concerned with or thinking about?

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Old 09-15-2005, 10:31 AM   #2
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Default Re: need help...wireless network

I'd hold off on the super booster adapter for the laptop, but you will need to make sure you have adapters for your desktop pc's. Many people in here have made the suggestion of placing the wireless router on the second floor, providing better coverage ... an umbrella effect. I live in a one story, so I can't vouch for that. However, the ones at my work are on higher floors and the signal strength is very good - excellent where Im at in the basement. I'd test out your laptop internal card first to see what signal strengths you have in the rooms you tend to be.
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Old 09-15-2005, 03:30 PM   #3
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thanks for the input...good stuff
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