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Topic # 14500 6-Jul-2007 14:20
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Ok currently a very small network I know

Simply a 4 port DSE router connected directly to my PC thru CAT5
however I recently moved into a flat with a girl who has a laptop, she suddenly would like to pay for half of the braodband, providing she can access my router wirelessly. 802.11b/g

Is my best option to

A) Buy a new wireless router.

B)Attempt to add in a wireless access point ( bout 50-60 dollars )

The security would be simple WPA passkey stuff and perhaps simply MAC address blocking. ( or alllowing )

Whats the smarter option.

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Reply # 77168 6-Jul-2007 16:52
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f you use automatic configuration then adding a second router will require you to manually block some addresses and configure the network to avoid conflicts - the easiest way would be just replace the router.

But if you feel comfortable changing the network, nothing wrong adding an access point...

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