Wireless networking question

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Daedalus, Oct 31, 2002.

  1. Daedalus

    Daedalus Guest

    I'm getting a laptop computer for christmas, and I'm considering setting up a wireless network connection (802.11b) between the laptop and my PC.

    So far I've estalished that I need a wireless network adapter for my PC, and a PCMCIA version for my laptop. Is that all I need? Do I need an antenna to carry the signal? :confused:

    Is it worth the hassle? or should I buy a 10/100 network card for my PC and laptop and some cable? :confused:

    :D Thanks in advance :D
  2. Nick M

    Nick M Moderator

    I'm not really sure; but I'v heard that wireless networks are easy to access somehow; and aren't that secure at all.

    I would go for some cable ( 100/50 feet ) Cat 5 Crossover and save hassles etc.

    PS. Saves money too! A laptop network card and a pc net card costs less :D
  3. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

    Sacramento, CA
    the pci card for your pc and pcmcia card for your laptop should both come with their own antenna's... they may or may not stick out and be obvious, but they'll be there. that should be all you need.

    of course, the standard cabled way is cheaper, faster, and more secure.
  4. Daedalus

    Daedalus Guest

    yeah, i know about security issues, but who's gonna hack me to steal my 56k modem password?

    Thanx for the replies people, I will probably go wireless @ home, and buy a standard ethernet PCMCIA card to connect to the network @ uni.