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Old 05-26-2004, 04:36 PM   #1
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Question network help plz

i have a pc with windows xp, a pc with windows 98, a playstation 2, and an xbox that i want to put on a network. i have Verizon online DSL. i need a wireless network because the pc with windows 98 is in a different room.

what is the best company(most dependable, etc.) to by these products from?

what do i buy(specifically)?

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Personally, Belkin.

You'd have to buy the required length of CAT3 cabling to the Hub for each of the items. And a Hub with at least as many ports as you're going to put on - probably best to have a couple more just in case. Then the network cards if the Computers don't have them.

Then just install it as it says in the Hub Installation Manual.
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Old 05-29-2004, 02:34 AM   #3
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could u tell me specifically wut i need like models and stuff that would b really helpful and also wut is the difference between a hub and a router
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Erm, well look on [url=www.amazon.com]Amazon{/url] probably best that you look for the stuff to fit to your budget. However, for the Cable that is all you need in the length you want - personally at that price 10m makes sense and it will do for you to find what you want.

For a Hub; here is the search and personally (because its what I use) I would buy this, although it may be a little expensive; I don't know - it is so much more expensive becuase it is a Broadband Router also; which means that you can put the internet on your Playstation and XBox

A Hub is a simple Network Junction Box. A Router; which will often only ever come built into a Hub is a Router for a DSL or ADSL Broadband Style Connection to the Internet.

I didn't realise you wanted a Wireless Network at first; personally I would not do it (its easy enough to drill through walls and plant cable in Plaster) its really up to you. For a wireless 4 Way Hub/ DSL Router though it will not be cheap. Hopefully someone else will come in with some knowledge about Wireless Networks; because I can't find anything for 4 Way.

Good luck eitherway though.
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i only need 1 wireless the other 3 plug in the back
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ok i went to belkin.com and did the network wizard thing and i am all set i am going to go buy it all sometime this week. thanks a lot
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Ah, cool - much easier - I didn't know they had that? Wow, well, good luck!

Tell us how it goes once it done.
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