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Connecting non-wireless computers to wireless

September 22, 2009 at 08:11:53
Specs: Windows XP

OK here is the situation.

I have 2 computers neither of which have a wireless card, they are both in the same room.

My wireless broadband router is in another room, I want to connect the two computers to the wireless router in order to use the internet on both.

Id rather avoid buying a wireless card for each computer, what I want to know is if there is another way to do it. ie can I buy something that i can connect the two computers to with network cables, and will itself connect to the wireless router and share the internet connection with the two computers? Or will i just have to buy two wireless cards?

Any advice would be much appreciated.


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#1
September 22, 2009 at 08:22:37

The choices are, buy the wireless cards or run cat5 cables to the other room, which is a lot easier than people think.

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#2
September 22, 2009 at 08:25:10

Thanks,

Ill bite the bullet and get the cards since the other room is several rooms and 1 floor away :)


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#3
September 22, 2009 at 08:34:04

That's the easiest solution to what is a two parts problem. The other problem is to get the wireless router to communicate with the wireless card in the computers that are situated "several rooms and 1 floor away." Walls & floors is the greatest barriers to overcome.

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#4
September 22, 2009 at 09:44:35

That's a good point. If you are going to go wireless, buy one card & test it.

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#5
September 23, 2009 at 02:00:51

Thanks ive already tested the signal with a wireless laptop and its fine.

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