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19-01-2008, 08:01 AM
We have a broadband connection on one side of the room but need a wireless connection to be able to use the Notebook with XP elsewhere in the room. What is involved please? ie, What equipment and software is needed.

19-01-2008, 08:43 AM
Only two things needed really -
1. The Laptop has to be wireless capable, some have a wireless point built in others need a additional card or USB Adapter point plugged in.

2. A wireless router, which has a access point attached., or a access point attached to your current router. If you need to purchase a wireless Access point, its usually better to purchase a whole new wireless modem/router in one for around the same price.

All software is usually included with devices if required.

We have a broadband connection

What type of broadband connection do you have - ADSL (through the telephone line) or Telstras cable ?

And what modem/router do you currently have ?

19-01-2008, 09:38 AM
This is in a retirement village apartment with a rj45 socket in the wall, adsl no doubt. The modem will no doubt be in the main office so I assume that I do not need a modem, just a wireless router. Is this correct?

19-01-2008, 01:52 PM
By plugging in a wireless router should do what you are wanting. It has to have the correct connections. The arrow on the Picture Shown Here (http://www.imagef1.net.nz/files/Router1200703748.jpg) plugs into the RJ45 Wall Plug Via a patch cable. Any other Wired PC's plug into the other plugs, and wireless activated / adjusted etc.

ADSL routers have a different plug that the phone line connects to - this is NOT what you want.