Advice sought please

Discussion in 'Home Networking' started by Nel, Aug 4, 2005.

  1. Nel

    Nel Guest

    [Apologies if this is shown twice]

    After searching the internet minefield of DSL/ADSL/Cable, wired/wireless
    routers I have hit on this combination from Amazon UK for my NTL cable
    broadband:

    Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router £43.30
    Linksys WPC54G Wireless-G Notebook Adapter £31.98
    Linksys Wireless-G PCI Adapter £27.77

    I have a "Mediacenter PC" (one of these where everything is built around the
    17" TFT screen - more like a chunky laptop!) which will use the Notebook
    adapter. This is located where the NTL modem is and the router will be, so
    I'm presuming I can hardwire this for a better connection (with the option
    to move around with the adapter)?

    I have a standard PC upstairs, (located in a doored cupboard around 15 feet
    as the crow flies and 1 internal bricked wall) for the PCI adapter. I'd
    assume this would achieve a good signal?

    I did fancy the NETGEAR WGT634U for it's 108Mbp/s capability but I'm sure
    that one of the sites that I've trawled through stated it wasn't compatible
    with NTL!!

    Also the choice I make will have to be compatible with any laptop with
    wireless networking that I might get in the near future (when I can persuade
    our lass!!!)

    All advice gratefully acknowledged! :)
     
    Nel, Aug 4, 2005
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  2. looks OK. You could consider a USB wireless thingy instead of the PCI
    card - bit more flexibility about location, no need to take the lid
    off etc.

    Yes you could wire the media centre PC in, you often need a wired
    connection for setup anyway.

    Phil
     
    Phil Thompson, Aug 4, 2005
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