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    Question Wireless Internet?

    My Problem
    In our house, there is a computer downstairs connected to broardband internet. I would like to have another computer in the spare room upstairs, but there is no phone socket anywhere near by. Is there something that I could buy that would allow me to be connected to the same connection as the computer downstairs wirelessly?

    Wireless Printer?
    Also on the topic of wirelessness, the computer downstairs had a printer connected - is it possible to connect it wirelessly to the computer upstairs?

    Thanks for the help

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    You should be able to run a standard wireless network and enable ICS (internet connection sharing) on the computers. I dont know much about wireless so cant give you any hints on that. As for the printer, once you network the comps then you will be able to share your printer as if it was on the local machine.

    Unless you have a router or something you would have to leave the computer with internet connection and printer on whenever you wanted to use the printer/internet from the other computer though.

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    So is this all I need:

    * 1 ASDL Router

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    You either get two wireless adapters for the computers & set up Internet Connection Sharing, or get a wireless broadband router, with adapters in both computers.

    If you'll only ever have two computers and don't have any special net access needs (eg incoming connections etc) then just go with ICS. Also, if you expect to add any more comps the network then perhaps a wireless router is a better idea.

    In either setup, just set up the printer as a shared printer and the other comp will see it over the network (once isntalled - on XP 'tis a doddle.)
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    But with ICS, the main computer has to be turned on when I used the net?

    I don't want that

    Edit: and by an adapter in both PC's, is that like a card sort of thing to put in the back of the PC?

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    OK then, so if you want cheapo, then get:

    http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=60572
    http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=48444
    These two items (1 wireless ADSL router, and two wireless USB thingies.)

    If you want quicker, you could always have a browse about, maybe look at wireless g instead of wireless b (b operates at 11Mbit/s, g at 55Mbit/s.)
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    Probably not worth going for wireless b over g if you are only going to use the connection for Internet access as opposed to general networking/file sharing between the 2 PC's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bartop
    Probably not worth going for wireless b over g if you are only going to use the connection for Internet access as opposed to general networking/file sharing between the 2 PC's.
    You mean g over b don't you? lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kez
    You mean g over b don't you? lol.
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    kez - doesnt the router need an inbuilt modem?

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    Did the one I link to not have one?

    My mistake - yes it should.
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