Hi, for a start i hope i have posted this in the right place , if not please move me .
Anyway I'm going to install a wireless network using the 802.11g standard and I was just wanting to check i have everything i need as i am an absolut novice to WLAN. I understand and can execute a Wired LAN but this Wireless stuff is news to me lol.
Well i figured that i needed some kind of Access Pint or Router so my choice due to recommendation is the :
Linksys WRT54G WIRELESS BROADBAND ROUTER 54MBPS 802.11G
It seems to do what i need ans even though i dont have broadband in my area yet it will be part of my network as soon as it is available to me.
Then i came to a halt when thinking about how many wireless network cards i need. I have three computers and a laptop needing networked. The laptop has a built in wireless card on the 802.11b standard which is ok (i think and also the laptop will rarely be using the network) as the router spec claims back compatibility with the rest of the network. The other 3 computers do not have wireless cards but 2 have 10/100 Mb NIC's. So my question is do i need 3 Wireless network cards or can i connect one computer directly to the router meaning i only have to get 2 Wireless network cards and still have full access to the rest of the network.
My choice of Wirless card was the :
Belkin 54g Wireless PCI Adapter
This choice was more cost related but if it is not know to have good compatibility with the router i can splash out extra £30 for the Linksys cards.
My reason for wireless and not wired is I cannot install wires throught the house and also the house is large and i am willing to pay the extra for wireless rather than spend a few days putting in network wires and sockets. Yet the 20Mb/s + speed of 802.11g is apealing.
Anyways thanks for having a look at my post and thanks in advance for any help
Have a nice day ;-)