I live in a rural area where the only internet access is dial-up , but I would like to be able to set up a wireless access point for my laptop (WinXP). I?ve come across two options, the first being a dial-up router. The second is to use the computer I was using before I got my laptop to create an ad-hoc network and access the internet through the older computer. It?s a Gateway with ME, Pentium III, 128MB RAM, and 14GB hard drive. This would require purchasing a wireless adapter for the Gateway. If this is true, how far away can the access point/Gateway be (it?s a loud computer)?
The other thing I would like to do is rip my CDs and be able to listen to the music files through my laptop, but I don?t want to fill up my laptop?s hard drive with music. Plus, I don?t think it?s big enough for all my CDs. There are articles online about turning an old computer into a server. I could do this with the Gateway, but the hard drive is way to small, it has a small case, and ME is flaky. I?ve also looked at external hard drives. I would like to be able to access my music files wirelessly (unless it is too slow do so). Something like the ''DSM-G600 Wireless Network Storage Enclosure'' (http://www.dlink.com/products/?pid=377&sec=0) would be cool, but I highly doubt it works with dial-up.
The other thing that needs to factor in is that I?m on a budget. So whatever can be done the most inexpensively, but still serve my purposes is what I?m looking for.
Any thoughts on how I can coordinate all these things?
Thanks in advance!
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