I have a very small office network of 2 machines (one XP, one 98) networked via coax cable with BNC connectors. There is another W98 machine that needs to be plugged in from time to time (maybe once a month). The printer hangs off the W98 machine, the XP machine is used for dial up access and the W98 machine uses internet connection sharing. There is a USB card on the XP machine, used for nothing much other than digital camera access.
There is a lot of data sitting on the W98 machine, and a lot of source code .. essentially this is my data and code repository/server. I do not want to upgrade that to XP, as I have some development environments set up there and do a reasonable amount of development under W98 (the codebase is also accessed by my XP based IDE's).
I don't see any likely extension in terms of number of machines.. maybe replace one of these for more grunt power, but not much more.
I have only 1 monitor (not really enough deskspace for another, and no perceived need).
2xKeyboards and 2xmice hang off the end of cables through a hole at the rear of the desk, and the monitor is switched between the two boxes by an A/B switch sitting on the desk.
ok, enough background. What I would like to do is to clean up my desk and under the desk by use of wireless based communications, and to do this economically. I would like to dispense with the mice and keyboard cables and the A/B switch. I would prefer to work with just one mouse and keyboard (apart from the desk clutter, I am worried that multiple wireless and keyboard connections could cause radio interference with each other?).
Under the desk I could maybe use a couple of small radio network cards instead of the hard coax cable? (remember, I want internet access from both machines)
Could anyone give me some guidance?