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do i need a wireless router/basestation of some sort or can i link with just to wireless adapters?

what are the ranges on wireless B & G?

and dose anyone have any pointers that my be ussfull in dealing with a wirless network?

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Yes and No.  You can link two items with wireless adpaters running in ad hoc mode but the two will only be able to communicate with each other.

802.11b - 11/mbps

802.11g - 54/mps

These are the maxium speeds on the both of these.  The range is going to determine on the type of Wireless router or access point you buy.  They can all go different lengths due to antenna strength.  So you will have to read up on the particular router/access point.  

The pointers I would give would be look and research security.  Use MAC filtering and either WEP (not very secure but better then nothing) WPA (better then WEP but will slow down thruput).  Read about these on your access point.  Another problme is your Acess Point/Router may support WEP but your wireless adapters do not.  Wireless can be a nightmare without the proper planning.
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