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hello there, i am not a network savvy,i am trying to setup wireless connection in my home.
the problem is i dont have DSL/cable boradband connection,,all i have is Dialup..so i am basically trying to share my dialup connection ( or internet) thru out all the computers i have in the house wirelessly.
so do i still need wireless router to connect the dialup to the rounter and a lan to my desktop and everything else ( my laptop and another desktop) will be in wireless network)..i checked out the spec of the router but it has only RJ-45 adapter, not RJ-11..is there any different kind of router to serve RJ-11.....help me out here......network gurus :) hehe
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by:pseudocyber
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You need a Wireless Access Point, not a router.  You would connect the WAP to a hub or switch which the computer with the modem.  On the computer with the modem, you would enable Internet Connection Sharing.  (ICS).
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by:lrmoore
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Pseudocyber is correct. Just for claification here's how it would work:

phone line-->PC running ICS--->Ethernet cable to hub/switch-->Wireless access point plugs into hub/switch
Wireless client-->associates with the access-point, becomes a client on the inside network for the ICS system.
Any number of wireless clients can work at the same time.
The ICS computer must be always on, and will act as  the "router" in this scenario.
NO ICS is needed on any other client PC.
Don't get a wireless router, your PC is the router, get a wireless Access Point. There is a difference.
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by:PennGwyn
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If you already have bought a wireless router, you *can* use it between the ICS PC and the clients (use a separate private range for the crossover Ethernet connection between the router and PC).  But it won't include the modem support you need the ICS machine to provide.

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by:wyliecoyoteuk
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the best solution would be an analog modem router and an access point.
phone line-->analog modem and router-->access point-->PCs.
 We used a similar setup until quite recently.
ICS would require one computer on at all times, and these analog routers are available quite cheaply(although they are getting rarer) also some routers have a serial port for a modem.

http://shop.store.yahoo.com/digitally-unique/gs002an201.html
http://www.homenethelp.com/sharing/modem.asp
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by:openujs
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Irmore,
why do i need Ethernet cable to hub/switch, can i not directly connect ethernet cable ( i guess u r talking about 10/100 base T) to WAP? I am looking of cheap solution. thanks all for participation.
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by:openujs
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also,,,what is the proper name of that hub/switch if i need to buy one like in circuit city..any spec on that?
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by:openujs
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Also,,PennGwyn,,
I have not bought a router yet but i found one on tigerdirect for only $20..( .11b though),,but what do u mean by "use a separate private range for the crossover Ethernet connection between the router and PC).  But it won't include the modem support you need the ICS machine to provide.",,could u try to explain that one more time.
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by:lrmoore
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Yes, you could connect a wireless access point's Ethernet port directly to the Ethernet port of the PC running ICS without the use of a hub or switch. You might need a simple crossover cable (Ethernet X-over) instead.

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by:abriggs1
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IF you are running Xp you can set up dial up sharing thought xp and use the wireless as a switch for your other pc's if you are running 98 or me and the other pc's are the same I would suggest a dial up proxy server software which you can get that at www.analogx.com I have used this serveral times and works really well and it is free ware. I hope this makes sense and helps
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by:public
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You can get older wired routers like the SMC 7004BR with a serial modem wan port for next to nothing. Then add a wireless AP.
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by:wyliecoyoteuk
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public:

I think that is the same as my suggestion.
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by:openujs
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so i dont need any firewall and proxy server stuff...so a Nic card in my PC,,crossover cable,,WAP and PMCIA wireless card for my compaq 1200 laptop will do the magic.
by the way i have win2k server running on both machines...
i will try that and let u know what happened...
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by:openujs
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hey guys..i have decided to order these two items
 D-Link - DWL-700AP - 11Mbps 802.11b Wireless Access Point
 and
 D-Link Dual Band A/B 2.4/5GHz Wireless PC Card ( PCMCIA card ) for my notebook
but they also have "Horizons - HZ1500 - 802.11b Wireless LAN Card " for $89, how come this one is 89 but PC card is only 10. i thought they both r PCMCIA card for laptop.
 
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by:openujs
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i decided to wait until i get broadband ( DSL or cable),,somebody told me that it is worth less sharing internet in dialup,,signal is not strong enough for it to be shared among computers connected wireless..Does anyone know is it true? :)
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wyliecoyoteuk earned 20 total points
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It is not signal strength, but the more computers that share a connection simultaneously, the slower each connection is.
On dailup, if you are not all using the connection at the same time, the speed for each PC is as fast as the connection.
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