Wireless???

  dave_johnston2k 14:32 01 Mar 06
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I have just purchased an Alienware Aurora Notebook. I want to go wireless but I am unsure of the kit and equipment required. I have some knowledge of computers, but have never attempted wireless before.

The computer comes with an Internal Wireless 802.11a/b/g miniPCI Card. Would a wireless router be all I need to pulg my Broadband connection into and off I go??

Cheers
Dave

  The 12th Man 15:26 01 Mar 06

Hi Dave,

If you are with NTL or Telewest or basically have a cable router, all you will need is a Wirless Router. This will then connect via a cable to your supplied modem and you're good to go.

If you have a connection through a BT line, then you will needan ADSL modem/router. You can box up your supplied modem and just use the modem/router.

Don't forget to read the manuals as you will have to configure the router and put protection on it. If you are struggling, we'll do our best to help.

  dave_johnston2k 16:34 02 Mar 06

I am using an NTL connection. Would the following bit of kit cut the mustard??

Netgear DG834G 54Mbps Wireless ADSL Modem Firewall Router with 4-port 10/100 switch

If not, what would be the recommended choice?

Cheers
Dave

  ade.h 17:58 02 Mar 06

Either that, a Belkin 7632 or a Linksys.

Spend about £70 SRP at the most. Less when you shop around. Don't just trot off to PC World unless there happens to be a good online offer with Collect at Store available on it. (That's how I bought mine).

  ade.h 18:13 02 Mar 06

Cut that; I've just read your confirmation that you are a cable customer - not ADSL - and therefor your choice of Netgear will absolutely not work! So don't rush out to buy one.

It's a modem/router, so I based my suggestions on that fact; you need a router.

  ade.h 18:20 02 Mar 06

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