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    Wireless network at home

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    for the more PC/IT literate amongst you I need some advice. I need to set up a wireless network at home so that I can operate my works laptop away from my ADSL modem which is connected upstairs with my desktop PC.
    So I'm looking for a wireless hub/router that will allow me to connect the ADSL modem to it as well as my printer. Of course it will also need to support wireless connection as well. - rough guess would be about a max of 90' including several walls and floors
    Anyone got any that they can recommend for this- especially those that are easy to set up and don't take hours to do either. A colleague has recommended D-Link but I'm also interested to know of any other brands that may be as suitable and/or cheaper
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    Wireless network at home

    i got a belkin wireless router i got the access point and a network card for like all $50 (many rebates) it was a great bargain the only thing i cant figure out is how to configure the damn printer

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    I would recommend the Linksys 54g Wireless Router. Its what I have installed for many folks and its a snap to install and configure.

    You can email me questions, and I will be glad to help.

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    i also got a belkin wireless router at home depot of all places! I bought it as a promo for 35$ and the wireless reciever for only 19$... since Home Depot was testing out whether they would be able to sell the product, they were selling them as a promo. they only had two of each item, so i got lucky. it works great...gotta watch though. if someone else has a belkin near you, it can get interference from your neighbors belkin.

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    Webby, how much to install that stuff at my house?

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    "webmaster" wrote:
    I would recommend the Linksys 54g Wireless Router. Its what I have installed for many folks and its a snap to install and configure.

    You can email me questions, and I will be glad to help.
    I'd probably go with the Linksys too. I went to buy a Linksys but a guy at the electronics store talked me into a Belkin because it was "a better value". The range leaves a lot to be desired (about 20' of "Good" and beyond that is iffy).

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    Skol wanna get that pic this weekend?

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    "SKOL" wrote:
    "webmaster" wrote:
    I would recommend the Linksys 54g Wireless Router. Its what I have installed for many folks and its a snap to install and configure.

    You can email me questions, and I will be glad to help.
    I'd probably go with the Linksys too. I went to buy a Linksys but a guy at the electronics store talked me into a Belkin because it was "a better value". The range leaves a lot to be desired (about 20' of "Good" and beyond that is iffy).
    yeah, you know what--i never needed a signal farther than about 30' away from the router so I cannot be the judge. i know that wall are bitch when it comes to wireless routers. as of now, the signal has to pass through 2 walls and about 20' to get to the second computer and it works fine though.

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