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Topic # 8698 22-Jul-2006 16:09
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When telstra came, they only installed one connection in our living room that has a splitter. I need to have one in the computer room and was wondering how I should do this. I was thinking the cheapest and easiest way would be to buy a really long ethernet cord and run it from the living room to the computer room. I haven't gone ahead with this plan though because it is kinda a lazy way of doing it. You guys would probably recommend getting a whole new connection put into the computer room so I don't lose any quality.
Would I be losing any signal strength/quality if I use the tv and internet on the splitter that telstra installed?



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Reply # 42236 22-Jul-2006 16:56
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Why not a cheap Wi-Fi router from DSE (they work really well), and either a Wi-Fi PCI card (if the other computer is a desktop) or a USB Wi-Fi adapter (also available from DSE).

No cables. No pain with those things running aroundthe house.









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  Reply # 42245 22-Jul-2006 18:10
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Well if we had wires we would run it through the ceiling. We are probably going to get a wireless router but it would be setup like this:
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But do you think I should buy a PCI card for my pc? I thought that would be less stable. Could I still use the pc as an access point then and stream music to my psp?
What dse wireless router are you talking about?

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Reply # 42246 22-Jul-2006 20:58
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No problems in the diagram. I though you wanted to extend a cable to another room, to connect a desktop. If the desktop is in the same room as the router/modem then it's fine. My suggestion of going wi-fi on the desktop as well is just if you want it in another room, without extending a cable.








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  Reply # 42247 22-Jul-2006 21:00
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The pc and modem wouldn't be in the same room, the cable between them would be the long one.

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Reply # 42248 22-Jul-2006 21:02
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That's why I suggested wireless LAN all the way. Either this, or you will have to extend a cable under the house or in the roof, or have a cable going through the hall from one room to another...







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  Reply # 42274 23-Jul-2006 19:45
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Well today I got a Belkin Wireless Network Starter Kit which has a wireless g router and a usb adapter for $100. I had it running for a while but when I went to setup the security I reseted the router and ran the configuration cd but it doesn't work.
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That's the options but none of them actually fit my criteria (cable, nz) so I just choose the first one right? I'm leaving my router off for 40 minutes because the "Easy install wizard" said that's what to do if you get an error...

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Reply # 42275 23-Jul-2006 20:25
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I will have to pass, I didn't use a wizard at all - I do have a Belkin, but I manually configured it. Wizards sometimes change more things than we need to.







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  Reply # 42276 23-Jul-2006 20:34
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Ohk, that sound's like a good idea. I may try that.

Edit: I did it manually and it's working now :D

Thanks for your help.

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  Reply # 42364 25-Jul-2006 10:14
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Zach: When telstra came, they only installed one connection in our living room that has a splitter. I need to have one in the computer room and was wondering how I should do this. I was thinking the cheapest and easiest way would be to buy a really long ethernet cord and run it from the living room to the computer room. I haven't gone ahead with this plan though because it is kinda a lazy way of doing it. You guys would probably recommend getting a whole new connection put into the computer room so I don't lose any quality.
Would I be losing any signal strength/quality if I use the tv and internet on the splitter that telstra installed?




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  Reply # 42365 25-Jul-2006 10:23
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Has anybody got any comments on the cheap $99 Belkin wireless routers or the $149 combo pack with USB adapter? The price is obviously good and they have had reasonable reviews but D-Link gear can get good reviews as well and make crap!




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  Reply # 42368 25-Jul-2006 10:32
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sbiddle: Has anybody got any comments on the cheap $99 Belkin wireless routers or the $149 combo pack with USB adapter? The price is obviously good and they have had reasonable reviews but D-Link gear can get good reviews as well and make crap!





Which ones are you talking about?

this?

http://www.noelleeming.co.nz/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?storeId=10001&catalogId=10001&productId=64556&crumb=10005-10198-10661

My advice would be to go Pre-N/N-Draft.










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  Reply # 42437 25-Jul-2006 18:18
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Yep, that'll be the one. I got that one but I got it for $99 instead of $149. I haven't had it long enough to recommend it or not though.

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