• This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn more.

setting up a wireless network

vertigo

OSNN Senior Addict
#1
hi all,

at the moment i have a dsl router, a "hub" (is that the correct term?) and 3 computers.

the router is connected to the hub via an ethernet cable. all 3 computers are also connected to the hub via ethernet. but now i am looking to get a wireless network going. i guess my question is, what do i need?

my understanding is that i need a new wireless modem/router (is that the same as an access point?) and wireless 'nic' cards for the 3 computers. is that right? i usually do the reading myself, but in the past i have found networking nothing but exhausting.

also, will there be a marked decrease in transfer rates? what sort of range can the router/access point transmit? how secure is it?

thanks :)
 

drz01

Weekend DJ
#2
You need a wireless router.
You need 3 wireless dongles
As for speed you will loose speed but unless you are in the 6 gb+ range you will not notice it.
As for security you can password your network.
Make sure your network is G or better
 
Last edited:

Members online

No members online now.

Latest posts

Latest profile posts

Hello, is there anybody in there? Just nod if you can hear me ...
Xie
What a long strange trip it's been. =)

Forum statistics

Threads
61,961
Messages
673,239
Members
89,014
Latest member
sanoravies