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Wireless card ?
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- 03-09-06, 07:10 PM #1
Wireless card ?
No wanting to be a complete plum, but I don't know so I'll have to ask.
I have read the 'Sky Router Setup/Configuration Guide' & I understand that I should use the LAN cable for the set up, but.....
1. Does anybody have any suggestions for what wireless card I should use & how easy are these to install?
2. Once I have the wireless card installed, can I then move the router next to the BT phone socket? (At the moment I'm using a 10M phone extension lead as I can't get my PC any closer to the BT socket)
- 03-09-06, 07:21 PM #2Site FounderExchange: Gravesend, NDGRABroadband ISP: Virgin XXL 200Router: Non Sky RouterSky TV: Yes
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hello SilverJDM no your not a plum
it doesnt have to be a wireless card a wireless usb dongle would be just as good anything on this page and the others should be ok"To help would be a great adventure"
- 03-09-06, 07:42 PM #3
once you are setup it is fine to move it to the bt phone socket.
you dont have to have the ethernet plugged in if you are going to just use wireless.
if you dont already have a wireless card/dongle, sky can supply these for a decent price.
- 03-09-06, 07:53 PM #4
Welcome to the site SilverJDM
If you don't want to take your PC to pieces then a USB Wireless Network Adaptor would do a great job and easy to install and setup.
The site SatDisk sent you to has a good one on it Dlink DWL-G122 54M USB2 Wireless Adaptor with Cradle I have that one on my daughters PC and it works great.Ray
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- 04-09-06, 01:08 AM #5
You don't actually need to use a wired connection to set it up, for what it's worth. It'll work absolutely fine with wireless (tho obviously you need a working wireless connection first).
- 06-09-06, 08:55 PM #6
Don't forget if you want 108MB wireless you will have to use use a netgear 108mb card other brands of 108mb will just default to 54mb.
- 08-09-06, 06:45 AM #7
I had to go for a card as my laptop only has a usb 1.1 connector.