how to change from wired to wireless ?

  woofwoofbark 08:11 14 Aug 06
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Hi , I have a wired Broadband connection ...

My main telephone socket/box is in the kitchen ( next too the fridge/freezer ?? cool setup lol) anyway ... there is an extension running out and through the hall into my room where I have connected a filter , I have a trust 445a router wired ... speeds are ok ... around 6.5mb on my adsl max upto 8mb

anyhow ... my dog , in her wisdom , decided to chew the extension cable , which I have patched up and the speeds are still good ... I would like to know if its possible to change from wired router and convert too wireless ... what would I need

many thanks for your help

  mgmcc 08:58 14 Aug 06

You need a "Wireless" Router/ADSL Modem to replace your existing wired one and a Wireless Network Adapter in the PC(s) that connect to it. You can then plug the router into the main socket in the kitchen and connect wirelessly from another room. Be careful where you locate a wireless router, because a fridge/freezer might well block the radio signal if it is between the router and the computer.

You could actually plug a "Wireless Access Point" into your existing router, which would effectively convert it to a wireless router, but "stand-alone" Wireless Access Points are expensive. It is usually no more expensive to buy a wireless router.

  FelixTCat 09:31 14 Aug 06

somethinginmind,

If there is a telephone at the main socket in the kitchen, or anywhere else in the house, you also need a microfilter at those sockets - every telephone socket should be fitted with one.

Regards,

Felix

  ArrGee 11:03 14 Aug 06

Lot's of info for you...
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