1 item to connect all peripherals to internet

January 17, 2011 at 15:26:23
Specs: Windows 7
I'm trying to find one item (router, modem, access point, etc) that will connect my printer, computer, and laptop to the internet wirelessly.

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#1
January 17, 2011 at 18:36:21
More info please!
What is the Make/Model of the Printer?
How are you connected to the internet now? Are you connected directly to your modem via an Ethernet cable?

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#2
January 17, 2011 at 19:02:42
The question has to be why do you want to connect you printer to the Internet in the first place. This is not a normal thing to do unless you want every Tom, Dick or Harry using your printer.

As for connecting your computer to the Internet, a lot more information is needed. At the very least you will need a Modem. After that it all depends on how many computers you have. If you have more than one computer a router will be required, If you want to connect via wireless then as wireless router is needed.

Stuart


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#3
January 18, 2011 at 05:21:45
I am looking one piece of hardware to act as both modem and router. I have a cable connection to the internet, also looking for N-cable speed. I don't want to have to buy a wireless printer and a router and a new modem.

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#4
January 18, 2011 at 05:24:01
I'm not looking to connect printer to internet. I want to access printer from my laptop.

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#5
January 18, 2011 at 05:27:25
Also, I am trying to find one piece of hardware to act as both modem and router, I want that router to connect all peripherals. I have a cable connection to the internet. I am trying not to get a wireless printer, a wireless/wired router and a new modem. Is there such a device that will meet all those wishes?

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#6
January 18, 2011 at 05:49:37
If you were on DSL you could get a DSL Router with built in Modem/Router/Switch/Wirless Access Point, everything in one box.

I have never seen cable routers with built in Modems so at the very least you are going to need a cable Modem and a router. Most routers have built in wireless access as well as a switch for wired access. If you want to connect the printer to the network, wireless or wired, you will need a printer with a built in network interface. Otherwise you will have to connect the printer to one of the computers and configure it as a shared printer. You will not get a single device to do everything you need.

also looking for N-cable speed

I take it you mean 801.11N which is a wireless specification, nothing at all to do with cable. Whether you can use 801.11N is dependent on the router you buy and the network interfaces in the computers.

Stuart


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#7
January 18, 2011 at 15:27:32
Thank you, Stuart. I have a better understanding now, thanks to you. My pinter will be connected to the desktop and I will connect a wireless router to the exiisting Linksys cable modem (a great modem for cable hook up). That will get it done. I guess a cable modem+wireless router does not exist yet. So a wireless router will be gotten and I thank you so very much.

Judie


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