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a helpless random
07-01-2008, 12:46 PM
i hav a d-link wireless adsl router(with 4 ethernet in back of it) and 2 computers connected to it wirelessly, the problem is that i hav another laptop and another desktop at the other side of the house, niether of them have wireless, they both hav ethernet, i need them 2 b on the internet and i do not intend to put a looonnngg ethernet cable to them. All the pci slots on the desktop are full and the pcmia in th laptop is used, so i need something that can go wirelessly from the router to the 2 computers outputting ethernet. All suggestions are gr8ly appreciated. and i would prefer not to buy a usb wireless reciever(2 usb ports only on laptop).

CYaBro
07-01-2008, 12:56 PM
Have you tested the wireless signal in the area where the two machines are that you want on the wireless network?

One option would be to get two Ethernet over Powerline adaptors (HomePlug)
like this (http://www.snappernet.co.nz/Packages/FernShopUni/FernShopUni/Pub.Shop.Product/GID/56/LINK/Products_56/TYPE/table/ROOT/SNAPPER)
You would also need a 5 or 8 port switch so that both machines can connect.

The other option is a 5 or 8 port switch and one of these (http://www.snappernet.co.nz/Packages/FernShopUni/FernShopUni/Pub.Shop.Product/PID/4103/LINK/Pub.Shop.Product_BTN_DETAILS4103/TYPE/details/ROOT/SNAPPER)
Set it to repeater mode and you're all set.
I have used these in the past and they work great as long as your wireless network name (SSID) doesn't have a space in it.

wratterus
07-01-2008, 04:39 PM
Yeah, what he said...lol. Or get a range extender with a switch or similar, I think the main problem you are going to have is getting a wireless signal all the way there - sounds like a long way.

jason_f90
08-01-2008, 01:50 AM
I'm surprised both of you haven't mentioned a USB wireless adaptor yet geez. :eek: :p

http://www.tastech.co.nz/details/101041.htm
http://www.tastech.co.nz/details/101042.htm
http://www.tastech.co.nz/details/101061.htm
http://www.tastech.co.nz/details/102466.htm

...just a few.

ronyville
08-01-2008, 05:12 AM
I'm surprised both of you haven't mentioned a USB wireless adaptor yet geez. :eek: :p

http://www.tastech.co.nz/details/101041.htm
http://www.tastech.co.nz/details/101042.htm
http://www.tastech.co.nz/details/101061.htm
http://www.tastech.co.nz/details/102466.htm

...just a few.

A wireless USB adaptor would be the way to go if you dont feel like running long cables, the only problem you would face would be the quality of reception you are getting at the other side of the house.

Safari
08-01-2008, 05:25 AM
This might be an issue
I would prefer not to buy a usb wireless reciever(2 usb ports only on laptop).

Why not move the ADSL wireless router to the computers at the other side of the house and connect them by ethernet. If you don't have a phone jack there get one installed.

jason_f90
08-01-2008, 07:06 AM
This might be an issue
I would prefer not to buy a usb wireless reciever(2 usb ports only on laptop).

Why not move the ADSL wireless router to the computers at the other side of the house and connect them by ethernet. If you don't have a phone jack there get one installed.


You can get a 4 port USB hub from TradeMe for the price of a cup of Coffee from Starbucks; a lot cheaper than getting a phone jack installed ;)

Unless you're into online gaming, a USB wifi receiver should be perfectly fine. I'd recommend getting a Linksys or Asus one (I've got a Dlink USB receiver and the signal is quite dodgy at times).

a helpless random
14-01-2008, 02:27 PM
a 4 port usb adaptor sounds good, jst 1 question, its usb 1.1, would the usb 1.1 port be powerful enough 2 handle th 4 port adapter?

wratterus
14-01-2008, 02:39 PM
We need to know the distance the wireless needs to cover before we can recommend adaptors etc etc, USB wlan adaptors often don't have the best reception either.

CYaBro
14-01-2008, 04:40 PM
I'm surprised both of you haven't mentioned a USB wireless adaptor yet geez. :eek: :p

http://www.tastech.co.nz/details/101041.htm
http://www.tastech.co.nz/details/101042.htm
http://www.tastech.co.nz/details/101061.htm
http://www.tastech.co.nz/details/102466.htm

...just a few.

Well of you read the post it says that they would prefer to NOT have a USB wireless adaptor.
The second problem is that they say they are on the other side of the house.
Very unlikely that a USB wireless adaptor would work. Of cause it depends on how far the "other side of the house" is and what is in between.

If you do go the USB hub way make sure you get a self-powered USB hub and not just a passive one.

a helpless random
21-01-2008, 08:35 PM
thnx 4 da help, im so hacked off with fiddling with my old computers problems so im selling the laptop and building a custom gaming pc with a wireless pci adapter with an extended aerial. thnx