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Old 03-18-2005, 02:57 PM   #1
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ok heres the deal,

I currently have a laptop with centrino technology that has a wireless lan card that supports 802.11b/g. i have broadband in my house through wanadoo (uk). i currently plug my modem into my phone line and to my laptop via usb. what do i need to replace this modem so i can connect to the internet wirelessly. i do not own a pc just a laptop. do i need some sort of router / wireless access point that connects to my bt phone socket and transmits a signall throughout my house.

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Old 03-18-2005, 03:23 PM   #2
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i think that you need a wireless somet that has a usb port in that you can share or you can buy a wireless pack from wanadoo from 79.99. Find out more: [www.wanadoo.co.uk]
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Old 03-18-2005, 05:50 PM   #3
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NO! No wanadoo gear. Its all cheap crap, like the touch modems.

I got wanadoo and within a week, i threw out the usb modem and got a proper always connected one, 4 port ethernet jacks etc. I then got a Link sys kit for around 90 from ebuyer.com

I suggest you do this. You get a 4 port wired router, modem, firewall + wireless adapter via usb. Works very well. Some kits come with the laptop cards too.
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my laptop already has a wireless card so i don't need a pack a just need the other end to connect to the phone socket. but what do i want?
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a wireless router/modem
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cheers camers,

when do you use a wireless access point.
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Old 03-19-2005, 09:17 AM   #7
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When you want to extend the range of your wireless network. Eg.

Router/modem on ground floor.

Access point on 3rd floor which can beam up to the 5th floor.
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thanks for your help.
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