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    What do i need to make pc wireless

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      Red face What do i need to make pc wireless

      Hi im getting sky+ yhis friday then gonna get sky broadband bout week later but want to go wireless. They send you a wireless router and i know wireless is optional but i wanna do it. My pc aint wireless enabled so what do i need to adapt it to wireless. Is there any affordable ways of doing this.


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      All you need is a wireless adapter card for your PC.

      If its a laptop: http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/56198
      If its a desktop: http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/59397/rb/22755301364

      Both of the above products are 108mb. This allows you to make full use of the router. If you dont do many file transfers within your network you could go for:

      If its a laptop: http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/46056
      If its a desktop: http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/50127

      These are slower at 54mb.

      Or you could go for another make.

      Have fun.
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      As long as you have a spare USB port, you can plug a USB wireless adaptor in. They start as low as a tenner from ebay but watch out for silly postage costs. 802.11b is the name of the 11 MBit/Second ones which are quite slow. 802.11g is 54MBit/Second, these should be able to keep up with whatever Sky connection you sign up to.

      I believe sky also sell them and from what I remember they give quite a good deal.

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      Is this the quickest one then, 108
      and say i had 16 meg bb does wireless make it slower then simple ethernet wire connection

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      Thats 108mb, the quickest you can get on Sky bb is 16mb!!

      Yes you can get a USB network card, but dont normally recommend these as i have seen these break when knocked and ruin the whole motherboard.

      Good for me, beacuse i can then charge to replace and reinstall, but i like to look after the people i support.
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      Quote Originally Posted by dene999999 View Post
      Is this the quickest one then, 108
      and say i had 16 meg bb does wireless make it slower then simple ethernet wire connection
      Wired Ethernet is the fastest option, but with the 16Mb connection the other side of the router you're not going to notice. As someone up there said, the sky one looks like a good deal.

     

     

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