Wireless Networking

  Newuser939 10:55 28 Dec 07
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Please bear with me as I do not know much about networking. Currently I have a desktop running XP connected by ethernet cable to a BT Home Hub and a laptop running vista connecting to the Home Hub wirelessly. That all works fine. However, I now wish to move the desktop away from the Home Hub. I assume that the desktop will be able to connect to the Home Hub wirelessly if I get a USB wireless adapter. Is this correct and if so, are there any recommendations as to make and model of adapter which would work reliably with the Home Hub.

  ambra4 11:19 28 Dec 07

Please Note

It is strongly recommended by All router suppliers that you use a physically connected cable to the Router via a Ethernet RJ45 cable for router setup.

Using a wireless connected computer for setup is NOT recommended to access router setup at any time.

As you can corrupt the router when the router is saving the new setting via a wireless computer

You will also lose the wireless signal when the router is rebooting

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 11:27 28 Dec 07

As your system is setup and working already, all you need to do is connect a wireless adaptor.

Run wireless configuration, input the security key (same as on the laptop) and ou should beable to connect oK.

  Border View 11:31 28 Dec 07

Looking forward to seeing recommendations for any particular wireless adaptor.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 11:37 28 Dec 07

USB wireless adaptors all conform to the same standards therefore little to choose between them except price.

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