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Topic # 28494 1-Dec-2008 23:23 Send private message

Hi with one computer being 5 years old,  a ps3 and currently building a computer what do i need to get internet to all of them. The ps3 must connect wirelessly, which it has wifi. For the computer im building, for it to allow wireless internet do i need a motherboard that has wifi? or can i buy a wireless usb adapter?


Or it is possible both computers can connect via 2 ethernet cables of a wireless router.


Im looking at the Dynalink RTA1025W ADSL2+ Wireless modem router, so would i just need that, plus 2 ethernet cables or a wireless adapter to get one computer connected wirelessly or a wifi motherboard. How ever im getting a $200 motherboard and the cheapest wifi one is around $333

Thanks

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  Reply # 181494 1-Dec-2008 23:33 Send private message

BackNBlack:
For the computer im building, for it to allow wireless internet do i need a motherboard that has wifi? or can i buy a wireless usb adapter?


you can take your pick.  either motherboard with wireless onboard, a usb wireless adapter (most wireless hubs have matching usb wireless adaptors available) or a PCI wireless card.


Or it is possible both computers can connect via 2 ethernet cables of a wireless router.


if you get, for example,  a combo wireless/adsl2/4-port unit then you can connect 4 computers/devices directly by cable and many more using wireless.


Im looking at the Dynalink RTA1025W ADSL2+ Wireless modem router


yep, that wireless router has 4-port ethernet so will work as above - 4 wired plus many wireless devices.

if you want to "save" money you might be able to get a "free" wireless adsl router by signing up to an ISP (or re-signing on to your existing ISP) on a contract term.  Alternatively, some ISPs offer a rental option which isnt really that expensive (e.g. $5 per month for orcon 'homehub' router is $60 per year...)




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