Your Ad Here Your Ad Here
Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Wireless Router, but what about a reciever???

  1. #1
    Poster
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    1,882
    I need help here. I see a lot of newspaper advertisements with tons of wireless routers for sale. So I am now thinking of getting rid of the 50ft LAN line draped across the hallway, into the kid's room, from my desk. It is just 8-conductor a wire plugged into the LAN ports between both computers. Works great.

    OK, I see that that I can buy a wireless router with 4 ports and an antennae. That seems to be the standard. That's nice. I have 2 computers. Do I have to buy two of those routers? Or is there a "reciever", for the remote desktop, that they don't tell you about? Maybe the wireless routers come with a reciever unit. None of the places tell you what you need.

    I don't wan't USB, I'd rather stick with the ethernet plug.

    What am I missing here?

  2. Software & Hardware   -   #2
    Virtualbody1234's Avatar Forum Star BT Rep: +2
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    11,497
    You need one router: http://www.linksys.com/products/prod...id=35&prid=601

    And one wireless network card: http://www.linksys.com/products/prod...id=36&prid=635

    You also need an ethernet modem and 1 ethernet network card for your main (wired) PC (you probably already have this.)
    Last edited by Virtualbody1234; 02-07-2005 at 04:34 AM.

  3. Software & Hardware   -   #3
    Poster
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    1,882
    Quote Originally Posted by Virtualbody1234
    You need one router: http://www.linksys.com/products/prod...id=35&prid=601

    And one wireless network card: http://www.linksys.com/products/prod...id=36&prid=635

    You also need an ethernet modem and 1 ethernet network card for your main (wired) PC (you probably already have this.)

    Thank You! Just what I needed to hear.

    BestBuy, Circuit City, Comp-USA, etc... Have lots of routers for sale at cheap prices. Verizon is giving them away (as a DSL Modem/router combo) for free to new subscribers (of course no wireless network card is seen or mentioned). None of those stores tell you that you need to buy a wireless network card.

    I assumed that atleast one wireless network card came with the router. I didn't see any starter kits yet.

    So now, the $100.00 router is not a great price when you have to buy the $59.00 wireless network card, that they barely mention (if at all).

  4. Software & Hardware   -   #4
    Poster
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    1,042
    you can pick up a wireless router and network card from Newegg for under $70. They have a couple with rebates too

  5. Software & Hardware   -   #5
    Poster
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    1,882
    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Elmo
    you can pick up a wireless router and network card from Newegg for under $70. They have a couple with rebates too

    I bought "AT&T 54 Mbps 802.11g Router & reciever" on SALE for $45.99 (including tax), should have costed $117.00 at the regular price.

    Works great, especially with games like Unreal Tournament online.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •