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heidi

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#21366 24-Apr-2008 11:38
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Good morning - I am hoping someone can guide me!!!!
This is my problem:
I have a work (Vista) laptop with wireless capabilities that I would like to use wirelessly at home.
My home desktop is XP which is connected via ethernet to broadband with a DSL 502T Router/Modem.  My desktop does not have wireless capabilities.  I have now been given a 802.11g Wireless LAN Access Point (Brand is Cameo) - it has 1 ethernet port.
Can I still keep my desktop connected via ethernet cable (as no wireless avail)??? Or do I have to purchase a usb wireless adaptor?
I am picking that my access point needs another ethernet port to be able to do this - is that right?

Also once I have got all equipment I need is it easy enough to configure for someone not so computer/tech savvy??? 
Many thanks in advance!


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  #126105 24-Apr-2008 12:51
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If you don't want to spend any money on a 5/8 port switch to connect everything, or a wireless adaptor for the desktop, you could use the USB cable for the desktop to the 502T and use the ethernet to connect the access point.
The 502T should have come with a USB cable, you will just need to install the driver for the USB on the desktop.  It should have come with a driver CD as well or you could download it from D-Links website.




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  #126139 24-Apr-2008 14:40
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^ you could go down the cheap option but it's a hassle if you want to be able to share files between the laptop and pc.

Ideally you want to grab a wireless router to do all in one but given you've got a wifi access point already a wired router will do the trick to and these are relatively inexpensive.

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  #126158 24-Apr-2008 15:27
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or you could spend about $80.00 on a USB dongle to turn your PC wireless



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  #126608 27-Apr-2008 17:32
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Or $25 on an 8 port switch to go between the router and the computer so that the accesspoint can be connected as well.




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