first network installation

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first network installation

Postby itam1212 » Fri Nov 12, 2004 11:15 pm

hello there...just bought this computer http://motherboards.org/forums/viewtopi ... 4bd8f99203
and I would like to connect it to another P4 i already have and both to the web.
first question: Is this correct that if my neighbor also has wireless network he can surf on my connection?!

right now I'm on cables connection, I'm not sure what my exact speed is
though...
Net limiter show's line speed: upload-64Kbps download- 100Mbps
FTP speed when download is 170-175 Kbps
and when I'm doing speed check on my ISP (optonline.com) I'm geting anywhere bet. 3000-8000Kbps

So I got a little confused....

I really want to keep my bandwidth speed and not having to loss speed because it's a wireless.if i lose anything at all :?:
and i want also fast communication between the PC's- printer

and I want it under $100 for a kit :oops:
(damn, too many "want" in this post....)

any suggestion will help.... :wink:
thank u guys
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Postby dallascisco » Sat Nov 13, 2004 7:54 am

To start, if your neighbor wants to share your connection you'll need to get a wireless capable router. That also assumes he is within range. How do you plan on networking your computers? The one closest to the router can be connected with a cable and if the other machine is in the same room it canbe connected that way as well. Otherwise you'll need a wireless pci card or something of that nature. You should be able to obtain those parts for under 100 bucks. Linksys and belkin both work well for me.
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Postby itam1212 » Sat Nov 13, 2004 9:33 am

dallascisco wrote:To start, if your neighbor wants to share your connection you'll need to get a wireless capable router. That also assumes he is within range. How do you plan on networking your computers? The one closest to the router can be connected with a cable and if the other machine is in the same room it canbe connected that way as well. Otherwise you'll need a wireless pci card or something of that nature. You should be able to obtain those parts for under 100 bucks. Linksys and belkin both work well for me.


well, the 2nd computer is 2 floor up so i think wireless is the ultimate thing...
but the other computer will be in the same room with the router.
can u recommand on a router that have option for a wire and wireless?
so i can set 1 computer on wireless PCI card and one with wire connection?

thanks again...
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Postby itam1212 » Sat Nov 13, 2004 1:33 pm

thx for the reply.
what do u think of these?
starter kit

wireless card
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Postby Mark H » Mon Nov 15, 2004 5:12 pm

Not sure how to set up the Netgear (use Linksys) but on mine I disabled wireless broadcast, changed the default SSID name, and allowed only the MAC address of the laptop. If you follow these general rules, you shouldn't have any problem with any one else using your wireless connection.
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Postby itam1212 » Tue Nov 16, 2004 3:51 pm

thank u MARK H ,
what u said above took away all my worries...

have'nt got the PC nor the network yet...but once it's here I'll work on it...I bet u guys know the feeling :wink:

and thanks again for all u'r fast replys and perfect answers. :)
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