comined wireless and wired network?

  haj84 11:41 18 Jan 06
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I have a PC and 2laptops which i want to connect in a network. the PC and one of the laptops do not have wireless capability, but the other laptop does.

What is the easiest way to connect the three together?

I have a router which is not a wireless one, can it be 'made' wireless or do i need to connect all three computers with wires?

hope this makes sense

  mgmcc 12:05 18 Jan 06

<<< What is the easiest way to connect the three together? >>>

The *EASIEST* way is to connect all three by ethernet cable to the router and create a "wired" network.

However, if you want a "wireless" network, you need to install a Wireless Network Adapter in the PC (either internal PCI or USB) and in the laptop that doesn't have one (PCMCIA or USB). You also need either to plug a "Wireless Access Point" into the router (effectively making it a "wireless router") or to replace the router with a wireless model. Stand-alone "Wireless Access Points" tend to be excesssively expensive and it may be cheaper to replace the router with a wireless one.

With a Wireless Network, you can mix wired and wireless connections to the router, you don't need to be "all wired" or "all wireless".

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