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I currently run 2 PCs on a wired network at home, using Windows XP and BT Broadband, and it works fine. I now want to add a laptop (which has the Intel Centrino processor) but on a wireless network without disturbing my existing one above. How do I do this - is it as simple as getting an AP router linked to my existing hub? Also will I need any more hardware for the Acer alptop or is the Centrino WiFi enough?
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There are several choices:
* add wireless access point to your network (connect it to a hub)
* replace your hub with combo: wireless access point + switch +router

Since your laptop likely has 802.11b card, you will need B standard AP or router (or get multi-standard, such as A+B).

If you choose access point - possible choice is
http://www.linksys.com/products/product.asp?grid=33&scid=35&prid=563

If router with switch -
http://www.linksys.com/products/product.asp?grid=33&scid=35&prid=544

And yes, you can connect either router or access point to your existing hub (you will need only to configure them accordingly).

Centrino WiFi is enough.

When you buy wireless device (not necessarily Linksys), be sure to visit their web site to get latest firmware updates.
Also read security recommendations - http://www.linksys.com/edu/page9.asp
(and enable WEP).

Good luck :)
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