U.S.Robotics 100mb Wireless router

Discussion in 'Home Networking' started by ferg, Sep 19, 2003.

  1. ferg

    ferg Guest

    I was thinking of getting the new U.S.Robotics 100mb Wireless router,
    i am new to networking and appreciate any advice and comments on this
    hardware,link below

    I cuurently have 2 pcs at home and im using an alcatel adsl modem
    presently,am i correct if only other hardware i need is
    a USR wireless access point for other pc,my son uses his PC upstairs and im
    hoping i have selected appropiate hardware
    to share net access,thanks for any help!i also presume i need to contact
    freeserve for any new settings


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    ferg, Sep 19, 2003
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    L Guest

    L, Sep 20, 2003
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    Sunil Sood Guest

    I am currently considering my options as I need to network some machines
    together as well...

    Am I correct in assuming that you no longer wish to use the Alcatel USB

    Its just that the the router you have linked to above does not include a
    built in ADSL modem - its a common error that people make.

    Also your main computer would need a network card fitted, if it doesn't
    already have one.
    A wireless PCI card/USB add on would be sufficient for your son's PC as well
    as being cheaper - a wireless access point would be overkill.

    If you are happy to have your computer on/connected whenever your son needs
    to use his all you need are 2 wireless PCI card/USB add on's (one for you
    and one for your son) in conjunction with the Alcatel USB modem

    If you want your son to be able to connect to the net independently from you
    (i.e. your computer could be off) than you will need a wireless router (with
    built in ADSL modem) attached to your computer with a network card (and the
    ADSL line) and a PCI card/USB wireless thing for your son.

    This 2nd option would make your Alcatel modem redundant

    Sunil Sood, Sep 20, 2003
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