Simple home network?

Discussion in 'Wireless Networks' started by Suzy, Dec 5, 2007.

  1. Suzy

    Suzy Guest

    Hi all

    Beginner's question:

    I currently have a Toshiba A100 notebook connected through the USB port to a
    Netcomm NB5 Modem/Router. What is the cheapest and simplest way to arrange
    to be able to take my notebook around the house and access the modem from
    wherever I am?
    Suzy, Dec 5, 2007
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  2. Hi
    The official answer is, get an Access Point and connect it to the Router.
    The Access Point would serve as a Wireless source allow Wireless computers
    to connect to the Router.
    Access Points can be found on line or in computer store, their price range
    from $60 to $100.
    It is hard to find an Access Point on a good sale their prices tend to be
    higher than Wireless Routers.

    Unofficially, regular Wireless Cable/DSL Routers can be configured as an
    Access Point, you will need to configure them for this purpose, but you can
    save on the price.
    Example, CompUSA has the Wireless Router on sale this week for $4.99 after
    It has to be configured this way, Wireless Router as an AP -

    If you can deal wit the configuration, your problem solved for $4.99.
    Jack (MVP-Networking).
    Jack \(MVP-Networking\)., Dec 6, 2007
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  3. Suzy

    Suzy Guest

    Thanks Jack. So does the access point connect straight to the Netcomm
    modem? No computer required? And then do I reach the access point on the air
    by using the A100's built in wireless network facility? (switch on the right
    hand side of the machine). As you see I am the complete beginner!
    Suzy, Dec 6, 2007
  4. Jack \(MVP-Networking\)., Dec 6, 2007
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