Wireless connection?



jll
07-10-2005, 01:54 AM
Hi,
I'm using a cable modem on a Win XP machine to connect to the internet. I
would like to set up a Win 98SE machine in another room using some kind of
wireless connection thru my cable modem. Can this be done? If so, what do I
need?
Thanks,
jll

peterk
07-10-2005, 01:54 AM
You need a wireless router and a wireless PCI card
here are 2 examples but there are many more on the market
http://www.netgear.co.nz/products/prod_details.asp?prodID=214
http://www.netgear.co.nz/products/prod_details.asp?prodID=236

peterk

--
It's so much easier to suggest solutions when you don't know too much about
the problem
"jll" <jll@nobodyhome.com> wrote in message
news:BLqpe.33904$nG6.30047@attbi_s22...
> Hi,
> I'm using a cable modem on a Win XP machine to connect to the internet. I
> would like to set up a Win 98SE machine in another room using some kind of
> wireless connection thru my cable modem. Can this be done? If so, what do
> I need?
> Thanks,
> jll
>

Jimbo
07-10-2005, 01:54 AM
Like Peterk said you need a wireless router and wireless pci card to install
in the PC. If your in the states Best Buy's Sunday ad listed a Belkin
wireless router for $9.99 after rebates, same one I bought in March from
CompUSA to use with my Compaq notebook. It worked like a charm. I would
suggest getting a matching wireless card, by that I mean from the same
manufacturer although they are supposed to all work together. My Compaq
notebook works at my home with my Belkin and at my neighbors, he has a Dlink
wireless router.

"jll" <jll@nobodyhome.com> wrote in message
news:BLqpe.33904$nG6.30047@attbi_s22...
Hi,
I'm using a cable modem on a Win XP machine to connect to the internet. I
would like to set up a Win 98SE machine in another room using some kind of
wireless connection thru my cable modem. Can this be done? If so, what do I
need?
Thanks,
jll

jll
07-10-2005, 01:54 AM
Thanks for the quick response. The router would connect to the cable modem
and the wireless pci card would be installed in the machine in the other
room, right? Do they make a router that could be wired to my PC and still be
wireless for the other?
Thanks,
"Jimbo" <spamnot@spamnot.com> wrote in message
news:%itpe.108533$IO.34738@tornado.tampabay.rr.com...
> Like Peterk said you need a wireless router and wireless pci card to
> install
> in the PC. If your in the states Best Buy's Sunday ad listed a Belkin
> wireless router for $9.99 after rebates, same one I bought in March from
> CompUSA to use with my Compaq notebook. It worked like a charm. I would
> suggest getting a matching wireless card, by that I mean from the same
> manufacturer although they are supposed to all work together. My Compaq
> notebook works at my home with my Belkin and at my neighbors, he has a
> Dlink
> wireless router.
>
> "jll" <jll@nobodyhome.com> wrote in message
> news:BLqpe.33904$nG6.30047@attbi_s22...
> Hi,
> I'm using a cable modem on a Win XP machine to connect to the internet. I
> would like to set up a Win 98SE machine in another room using some kind of
> wireless connection thru my cable modem. Can this be done? If so, what do
> I
> need?
> Thanks,
> jll
>
>
>

Jimbo
07-10-2005, 01:54 AM
Almost all wireless routers come with 4 external ports that you would
connect an Ethernet cable to. The Belkin I mentioned does.

"jll" <jll@nobodyhome.com> wrote in message
news:OyLpe.28211$x96.8125@attbi_s72...
Thanks for the quick response. The router would connect to the cable modem
and the wireless pci card would be installed in the machine in the other
room, right? Do they make a router that could be wired to my PC and still be
wireless for the other?
Thanks,
"Jimbo" <spamnot@spamnot.com> wrote in message
news:%itpe.108533$IO.34738@tornado.tampabay.rr.com...
> Like Peterk said you need a wireless router and wireless pci card to
> install
> in the PC. If your in the states Best Buy's Sunday ad listed a Belkin
> wireless router for $9.99 after rebates, same one I bought in March from
> CompUSA to use with my Compaq notebook. It worked like a charm. I would
> suggest getting a matching wireless card, by that I mean from the same
> manufacturer although they are supposed to all work together. My Compaq
> notebook works at my home with my Belkin and at my neighbors, he has a
> Dlink
> wireless router.
>
> "jll" <jll@nobodyhome.com> wrote in message
> news:BLqpe.33904$nG6.30047@attbi_s22...
> Hi,
> I'm using a cable modem on a Win XP machine to connect to the internet. I
> would like to set up a Win 98SE machine in another room using some kind of
> wireless connection thru my cable modem. Can this be done? If so, what do
> I
> need?
> Thanks,
> jll
>
>
>

jll
07-10-2005, 01:54 AM
Great! I'm learning. Thanks again,
"Jimbo" <spamnot@spamnot.com> wrote in message
news:H44qe.76208$VH2.15575@tornado.tampabay.rr.com...
> Almost all wireless routers come with 4 external ports that you would
> connect an Ethernet cable to. The Belkin I mentioned does.
>
> "jll" <jll@nobodyhome.com> wrote in message
> news:OyLpe.28211$x96.8125@attbi_s72...
> Thanks for the quick response. The router would connect to the cable modem
> and the wireless pci card would be installed in the machine in the other
> room, right? Do they make a router that could be wired to my PC and still
> be
> wireless for the other?
> Thanks,
> "Jimbo" <spamnot@spamnot.com> wrote in message
> news:%itpe.108533$IO.34738@tornado.tampabay.rr.com...
>> Like Peterk said you need a wireless router and wireless pci card to
>> install
>> in the PC. If your in the states Best Buy's Sunday ad listed a Belkin
>> wireless router for $9.99 after rebates, same one I bought in March from
>> CompUSA to use with my Compaq notebook. It worked like a charm. I
>> would
>> suggest getting a matching wireless card, by that I mean from the same
>> manufacturer although they are supposed to all work together. My Compaq
>> notebook works at my home with my Belkin and at my neighbors, he has a
>> Dlink
>> wireless router.
>>
>> "jll" <jll@nobodyhome.com> wrote in message
>> news:BLqpe.33904$nG6.30047@attbi_s22...
>> Hi,
>> I'm using a cable modem on a Win XP machine to connect to the internet. I
>> would like to set up a Win 98SE machine in another room using some kind
>> of
>> wireless connection thru my cable modem. Can this be done? If so, what do
>> I
>> need?
>> Thanks,
>> jll
>>
>>
>>
>
>
>

peterk
07-10-2005, 01:54 AM
The Netgear website has detailed drawings on just such a setup.
I use a Netgear connected by wire to one computer,connected by wire to
another computer and wirelessly with my laptop.
Any computer on the system can access any other computer on the system as
well as connect independantly to the net.
This website has instructions for setting up a home network....either wired
or wireless or both
http://www.homenethelp.com/
I found the Netgear WGT624 router to be really easy to set up and with the
WG511T PC card I connect at 108Mbps.
The manual explained the security settings quite well.
good luck
peterk

--
It's so much easier to suggest solutions when you don't know too much about
the problem
"jll" <jll@nobodyhome.com> wrote in message
news:2w4qe.42020$nG6.21228@attbi_s22...
> Great! I'm learning. Thanks again,
> "Jimbo" <spamnot@spamnot.com> wrote in message
> news:H44qe.76208$VH2.15575@tornado.tampabay.rr.com...
>> Almost all wireless routers come with 4 external ports that you would
>> connect an Ethernet cable to. The Belkin I mentioned does.
>>
>> "jll" <jll@nobodyhome.com> wrote in message
>> news:OyLpe.28211$x96.8125@attbi_s72...
>> Thanks for the quick response. The router would connect to the cable
>> modem
>> and the wireless pci card would be installed in the machine in the other
>> room, right? Do they make a router that could be wired to my PC and still
>> be
>> wireless for the other?
>> Thanks,
>> "Jimbo" <spamnot@spamnot.com> wrote in message
>> news:%itpe.108533$IO.34738@tornado.tampabay.rr.com...
>>> Like Peterk said you need a wireless router and wireless pci card to
>>> install
>>> in the PC. If your in the states Best Buy's Sunday ad listed a Belkin
>>> wireless router for $9.99 after rebates, same one I bought in March from
>>> CompUSA to use with my Compaq notebook. It worked like a charm. I
>>> would
>>> suggest getting a matching wireless card, by that I mean from the same
>>> manufacturer although they are supposed to all work together. My Compaq
>>> notebook works at my home with my Belkin and at my neighbors, he has a
>>> Dlink
>>> wireless router.
>>>
>>> "jll" <jll@nobodyhome.com> wrote in message
>>> news:BLqpe.33904$nG6.30047@attbi_s22...
>>> Hi,
>>> I'm using a cable modem on a Win XP machine to connect to the internet.
>>> I
>>> would like to set up a Win 98SE machine in another room using some kind
>>> of
>>> wireless connection thru my cable modem. Can this be done? If so, what
>>> do
>>> I
>>> need?
>>> Thanks,
>>> jll
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>>
>
>

jll
07-10-2005, 01:54 AM
Thanks for pointing me in the right direction. Lots of useful information.
"peterk" <peterk@nomalarky.net> wrote in message
news:Ovvz8GVbFHA.348@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> The Netgear website has detailed drawings on just such a setup.
> I use a Netgear connected by wire to one computer,connected by wire to
> another computer and wirelessly with my laptop.
> Any computer on the system can access any other computer on the system as
> well as connect independantly to the net.
> This website has instructions for setting up a home network....either
> wired or wireless or both
> http://www.homenethelp.com/
> I found the Netgear WGT624 router to be really easy to set up and with the
> WG511T PC card I connect at 108Mbps.
> The manual explained the security settings quite well.
> good luck
> peterk
>
> --
> It's so much easier to suggest solutions when you don't know too much
> about the problem
> "jll" <jll@nobodyhome.com> wrote in message
> news:2w4qe.42020$nG6.21228@attbi_s22...
>> Great! I'm learning. Thanks again,
>> "Jimbo" <spamnot@spamnot.com> wrote in message
>> news:H44qe.76208$VH2.15575@tornado.tampabay.rr.com...
>>> Almost all wireless routers come with 4 external ports that you would
>>> connect an Ethernet cable to. The Belkin I mentioned does.
>>>
>>> "jll" <jll@nobodyhome.com> wrote in message
>>> news:OyLpe.28211$x96.8125@attbi_s72...
>>> Thanks for the quick response. The router would connect to the cable
>>> modem
>>> and the wireless pci card would be installed in the machine in the other
>>> room, right? Do they make a router that could be wired to my PC and
>>> still be
>>> wireless for the other?
>>> Thanks,
>>> "Jimbo" <spamnot@spamnot.com> wrote in message
>>> news:%itpe.108533$IO.34738@tornado.tampabay.rr.com...
>>>> Like Peterk said you need a wireless router and wireless pci card to
>>>> install
>>>> in the PC. If your in the states Best Buy's Sunday ad listed a Belkin
>>>> wireless router for $9.99 after rebates, same one I bought in March
>>>> from
>>>> CompUSA to use with my Compaq notebook. It worked like a charm. I
>>>> would
>>>> suggest getting a matching wireless card, by that I mean from the same
>>>> manufacturer although they are supposed to all work together. My
>>>> Compaq
>>>> notebook works at my home with my Belkin and at my neighbors, he has a
>>>> Dlink
>>>> wireless router.
>>>>
>>>> "jll" <jll@nobodyhome.com> wrote in message
>>>> news:BLqpe.33904$nG6.30047@attbi_s22...
>>>> Hi,
>>>> I'm using a cable modem on a Win XP machine to connect to the internet.
>>>> I
>>>> would like to set up a Win 98SE machine in another room using some kind
>>>> of
>>>> wireless connection thru my cable modem. Can this be done? If so, what
>>>> do
>>>> I
>>>> need?
>>>> Thanks,
>>>> jll
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>


Wireless connection?