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Topic # 30998 28-Feb-2009 23:20
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Hi, im going to get the Dynalink RTA1025W (or any other recommendations.) and was wondering how I should get  wireless internet to a old computer HP Pavilion a340a. what should i buy? Distance will be around 15 meters from the router. Ive never used wireless internet before. Will I get the same speed with and without it wireless?


I just dont know if i get a wireless network card if it will be compatible with the old PC, how can i check?

Thanks

Found this (mobo pitcures.) suppose to be the Hp pavilion a340a's motherboard, but im pretty sure it doesnt have 4 usb ports on the mobo...

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  Reply # 198576 28-Feb-2009 23:29
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Either a PCI card or USB adaptor should be fine long as its 11g.

Wifi will be slower than a ethernet cable (100mbps) - 11g Wifi is only 54mbps. (dependant on  signal strength etc)

If youre not doing large file transfers etc then the wifi is fine...if you want speed,then stick to ethernet cable.




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  Reply # 198594 1-Mar-2009 10:40
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does anyone know if the  RTA1025 W comes with an adsl cable and enthernet cable? if not where can i get them?

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  Reply # 198596 1-Mar-2009 10:52
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Hello213: does anyone know if the? RTA1025 W comes with an adsl cable and enthernet cable? if not where can i get them?


Yes it will, both 1-2m max though. The place you buy it from should have cables? Otherwise Dick Smith but be prepared to pay top $.



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  Reply # 198600 1-Mar-2009 11:13
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Are adsl cables cheaper then ethernet cables? cant compare on dse, cause they dont have any. And will a 5m adsl cable give poorer speeds then a 1m adsl cable? same with a 10-30m enternet cable. Does the length decrese the speed?

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  Reply # 198601 1-Mar-2009 11:18
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If you are talking 10m+ far better to run ethernet that far than phone cable.

10m ethernet

10m phone extension

EDIT: Better performance wise to run ethernet than phone over the longer distance.



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  Reply # 198606 1-Mar-2009 12:18
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The setup looks like this. Computer B being the old computer, and A being the new.

Computer B>10M>phonejack>5M>Router>1M>ComputerA

Do I
1: Get a 15M ethernet cable going from the router to Computer B.
OR
2: buy A wireless network card for computer B.

At the Moment(for 5 weeks.) Ive had computer A next to computer B and had to of switched the ethernet cable into each computer, about once a day. Would this repetition of taking out and pluging back in the ethernet cable from computer to computer cause any damage? Like wear and tear? and decreased speeds.?


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  Reply # 198608 1-Mar-2009 12:20
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As above, if the slower speed of wifi is OK do that, if you want max speed get a 15m cable.



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  Reply # 198614 1-Mar-2009 14:11
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k, is there any wireless network cards or usb adapters that any one can recommened.

Would this be possible.

A way of telling if some one is on the other computer, Or on the internet, on the web, from the other PC. Like an alert or notification.

And is it possible to set one computer to a speed limit? like 20Kb a sec or something?

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