Simplest Overview Required for Wifi
Posted on 2004-10-01
When it comes to networking I'm a bit of a dummy I admit. But it doesn't help that I seem to get contradictory information left, right and centre about the basic set up of a wireless network. I'm hoping someone can spell it out for me in simple words made up of big letters.
My current inventory is this:-
Two desktop PCs;
A wireless router;
A cable modem;
Two wireless network cards;
An ethernet card;
A wire ;0)
My router is connected to my modem - that much I know to be correct.
This leaves me with two options:
a) I insert the wireless cards into the two PCs and connect the router with both PCs wirelessly;
b) I need to have one of the PCs connected with a wire to the router in order for any other PCs to connect wirelessly.
I've gone for option b at the moment and that works, but is there a way for option a to work? How do people with a single laptop, for example, use wireless in their houses without a wired connection somewhere?
Can someone please explain, in crayon, what the correct situation is.