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In my new apartment, there is only one cable outlet. Because of that, I have a coaxial running through my living room floor. As you know, it's kinda hideous. So, I was thinking about trying to setup a wireless network, however, I don't really know what to get. I would like something like a broadcasting device that would sit next to the cable outlet and the computers in my apartment have one of those wireless NIC cards. Which brings up another question...I have NIC cards for my computers that is ready for a RJ45 connection. Is there somekind of converter that I could get. Something like a receiver that would plug into my NIC card? Or do I have to get a whole new wireless NIC card?

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vable,

I you can examine 3Com wireless devices:

3Com OfficeConnect Wireless Cable/DSL Gateway (3CRWE51196-US, $280 list price);
3Com Ethernet Client Bridge (3CWE820A-US, $279.00 list price) for direct connection to your Ethernet NIC
or
3Com AirConnect 11 Mbps Wireless LAN PCI Card (3CRWE777A, $139.00 list price)

http://www.3com.com/products/en_US/prodlist.jsp?tab=cat&pathtype=purchase&cat=13&selcat=Wireless+Products&family=89
 
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Is there such a device that I can plug into my current nic card (like an antennna) so it makes it into an wireless nic card? Or does my nic cards become useless in this situation?

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As described above, if you are going to use 3Com devices you can use 3Com Ethernet Client Bridge. It plugs directly into your Ethernet NIC and works as bridge between NIC and antenna. It is like TP-to-Fiber transceiver.
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Thanks for the info
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