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networking i think

by richsamtor1 / April 2, 2005 12:55 AM PST

i have a computer set up upstairs in my home.i have a dell 4700 with window xp home edition. ihave a cable modem up stairs. down stairs i have sony with windows 98. how can i hookup the down stairs computer. it does not have to be wileless can anyone help me get started thanks

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If you want to do with with the least amount of wires
by glb613 / April 2, 2005 3:18 AM PST
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having a wireless network is your answer. You need a wireless router connected to the cable modem and the upstairs computer. The downstairs computer needs either a USB or PCI wireless card. The computer running Windows 98 won't have USB 2.0 ports unless you have added them. That might make using a USB wireless connection a bit slow.

I have a Linksys setup. It works well, is easy to install and use. I'd suggest which ever you buy, get all of the components from the same company.

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Rich, This Should Help Too
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / April 3, 2005 1:07 AM PST
In reply to: networking i think

In addition to Gail's good information above, here's another link that should help you set up your network. Although it basically refers to "cable" networking, wireless is much the same.:

Configuring Your Home Network

Hope this helps.


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