What is the Right Equipment for my Wireless Network

Posted on 2007-08-08
Last Modified: 2013-11-05
:  HI , Please assist me. I am planning to set-up a wireless network around my house. Basically I have a Computer that is connect to the Internet through a ADSL moderm. I also have a laptop that is not connected yet.

I think I need to buy a 1) Wireless Router , 2) USB wireless adapter ... right?

I have choosen a few items that are within my price range and i also need your input whether these will archive what I am tryiing to do.. use the internet from my Laptop as well.. (email, skype, games... EE..)

D-LINK: 54Mb Wireless AP 4 port switch & USB print server      

TP-Link TL-WR642G 108Mbps Wireless Router with 4 Port Hub

W1032-            3Com OfficeConnect ADSL Wireless with wireless USB Adapter

4) should i go for a USB adpater or a wireless card.. is there any difference in terms of speed, performance, Realibility ?

5) Since i already have a moderm , should i Go for a wireless access point or wireless router?
Question by:Wizilling
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    Accepted Solution

    You should have wireless router with AP, and it also has ethernet 4 ports as standard wireless router in the market now. Get the PCMCIA wireless card for laptop and try to use wire for desktop thru ethernet port (NIC). Use USB wireless adapter is OK but it looks not nice :)

    The modem you have is from DSL service provider, right? if so, you need all devices above to make your home network.
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    Assisted Solution

    by:Fred Marshall
    One possible advantage of a USB wireless interface is that the USB cable can be used to position the antenna somewhere other than behind the computer.  In marginal situations, positioning can make a difference.

    If a PCI card is used then it may have an antenna connector which could be used to support the same idea.
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    Assisted Solution

    USB wireless card  has one disadvantage: it rely on your CPU to do its job. When your CPU is busy, your network connection could be disconnected.

    I faced this once: everytime i launched my online game, i got disconnected and couldnot joint the game->I had to change to wired :(
    LVL 17

    Assisted Solution

    Yes use the Netgear 4 port wireless router and its having one WAN port and connect that ISP modem cat5 cable to WAN port of the router and configure using in browser.



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