I'm currently using NTL's cable Internet connection & am thinking to switch my provider to www.plus.net
In order to use their Broadband, I'd need the BT telephone line, which I already have.
I just wonder if anyone around could possibly point me in the right direction as what hardware should I choose (which I'm NOT buying through them cos of being rather steep).
I've got a laptop, which has ALREADY got a wireless PCI card in it & a PC which has NOT got any such card. I'm thinking to buy a wireless router with built-in modem (which I'll leave next to my only BT socket downstairs) & install wireless PCI card in my PC so I can establish connection between wireless router & PC's new wireless PCI card.
This page shows the necessary hardware I'd need to buy. Can anyone recommend which one should I get in my situation ???
What should I buy PCI card OR the USB adapter ??? Any big difference between these two ??? How exactly do I connect this wireless router (having built-in modem) along with my telephone cable in JUST ONE SINGLE BT socket (do I need to use splitter to do so ???)
Am I right assuming that I should have a wireless router WITH built-in modem, in order for my PC upstairs (along with the laptop) to get connected to the Internet OR do I ONLY need a wireless router (which I’ll be leaving downstairs in the phone socket) and use the modem upstairs (which I’ll be receiving free from the service provider) ???
How exactly do I go about setting things up for establishing network connection between PC & laptop & also the Internet ???
PS: I've recently came across this website & is my first question here. Hence can anyone tell me as do I earn points simply by answering the question OR do I ONLY earn it, IF my answer is chosen by the person asking (either the "best answer" or "accepted" answer, etc.). Additionally, I can see that I've 170 points with me (I wonder how though, since I've NOT yet answered any question) & am given away 100 points at this stage. Is this a sensible "pointing" ???