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04-10-2003, 12:18 AM
I have 3 pc's networked with a switch and cat5 cables,i want to add my laptop to the network but want it wireless.

can i plug something into the switch to connect to the laptops wireless network card.Or do i need a Wireless Access Point.

04-10-2003, 12:25 AM
I believe the Access Point is what you can plug into the Switch.

If any of the other PC's is running XP, you could give it another NIC, only have this second one Wireless also.

You can then use the XP box with a regular NIC and a WLAN card to Bridge the connection between the Laptop and the rest of the network.. saves a fair bit on buying an Access Point :-)