Any users' views? Wireless router

  Dumble452 08:51 21 Jun 04
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Has anyone experience of this? click here

or others.

  Bowsprit 09:09 21 Jun 04

Have a look at the 55 views of the people that bought one.That should help. click here

  Dumble452 09:13 21 Jun 04

Missed that, but I would still value the views of contributors on here who may know of something better.

Ask ten people and you will probably get ten different answers - but here is my pennyworth.
My desktop and laptop both use Windows 98 2nd edition and, as I already have BT Broadband, I decided to stick with BT. So a BT Voyager 2000 wireless router now connects me to a telephone socket via a filter. My laptop connects wirelessly to the router via a BT Voyager 1020 Laptop Adapter. The adapter slides into the card slot on the side of my laptop. My desktop computer connects wirelessly via a BT Voyager 1010 via a USB port. My desktop or laptop can go on the internet either separately or at the same time, so sharing my single broadband connection. I can also exchange data wirelessly between both machines - which very handy.
The BT Voyager 2000 router comes with a built-in firewall and modem. I have the firewall set on high, and I also have WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) set up for extra security. Though WEP is not supposed to be totally secure it is better than nothing. It should at least stop a neighbour of average computer knowledge from using me as a hot spot and gaining use of the internet at my expense.

  Dumble452 10:34 21 Jun 04

I don't seem to be able to find a straight forward answer to this question from the sites I have visited.

In order to avoid having to pay Telewest £75 to move their box, and to have a more flexible system in the future, can I connect my cable modem to a wireless router and have my PC in a different location?

The on-line manuals I have looked at seem to indicate that a cable connects the router to the main PC and wireless connection is then used for satellite PCs. Is this correct?

I only have one PC so I am not considering setting up a network as such at present.

My BT Voyager 2000 router is downstairs, my desktop is upstairs, and I often take my laptop out into the garden. So my router is definitely a standalone. Because the router has an inbuilt modem, I no longer need my cable modem. With the router switched on, I am free to choose which machine I use - I don't need to use a host/main computer wired to the router and switched on to form a gateway to the internet. I'm not familiar with Telewest, so I don't know if you can simply plug in the BT router straight into Telewest's socket. As BT owns the telephone wires and exchange system, it may be possible?

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