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    Re: Wireless Network

    Hi Guys (again),
    I am in the middle of moving house and don't wanna go through all the hassle of laying out Cat 5e cable all over my nice new house (i don't think the misses would be too happy either). I have been reading about the new WiFi gear thats out and was wondering if anyone has any recommedations? I've been looking at the Linksys WRT54G 54Mbps Wireless Router, Linksys WET11 Wireless Ethernet Bridge and two Linksys WMP54G 54 MBps Wireless PCI Adapter. I have to set up a network between and X-Box and 2 computers. Any comments/recommendations would be appreciated!

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    Re: Wireless Network

    That sounds good, just test before you go buying all of it. There could be communication problems depending on what your wall are made of or distance. I've been in a house where you could go outside or any one of three floors (the router on the middle) and there wasn't any problems with 802.11b. But I've also seen a house where it would go into the next room because of the walls.
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    Re: Wireless Network

    Several of the review sites have not been to pleased with the Linksys 54G router. Poor range and poor performance when mixed with B devices.
    I would like to add wireless for testing purposes and the G standard is what I will probably go with but it has not been officially adopted, the final specifications are due out in June.
    I wish I could remember all of the review sites I went to regarding the G devices. Tom's Hardware, AnandTech, PraticallyNetworked, SpeedGuide.net are some of the sites I regularly check.

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    Re: Wireless Network

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    I think i'll wait until the final spec come out, just to be sure. I don't really have any preferance with what gear i buy, but i want to keep it all the same manufacturer. i am also building a Multimedia PC simular to the one here http://www.intel.com/english/home/customiz...ild/example.htm and have to add this to the network. Any surgestions on the multimedia PC side too? I know most of the hardware i'm gonna get but i'm not sure about the sound card and where to get a good looking slimline desktop case.

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    Re: Wireless Network

    <P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by cbaldrey on 09-May-03 22:04. Edited to confirm, and correct my source...)</P>I was reading my print copy of CPU for June 2003, I think, and they recommend the DLink products for the 802.11g line. When I get home at lunch, I'll make sure it's the June 2003 edition, and give you a summary of what's said.

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    I was mistaken. It was the May 2003 edition of the magazine, pg 59 to be specific. The DLink units are described in general, as to what each piece offers. It also goes on to say the 802.11g has the benifit of be backward compatible with 802.11b products.... so any friends that come over for a LAN party (or two) with wireless 'b' cards will be okay on your network.

    Hope this all helps out!
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    Re: Wireless Network

    jambo!
    Have you been to Africa?
    I was a missionary in Uganda for a while and have not heard "JAMBO" in a long time.

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    Re: Wireless Network

    I never thought I'd be recommending Microsoft hardware but their wireless setup is fantastic and their support is terrific. (No, I'm not an employee of Microsoft and this isn't a paid commercial.) I was using LinkSys for my two desktops and laptop, all running Windows 2000. Most of the time everything worked but one of the desktops often lost its connection and reception with my laptop with a PCMCIA card was flakey. I finally gave in and bought the Microsoft wireless router and I haven't looked back. I'm still using the LinkSys PCI adaptor in one desktop and the LinkSys PCMCIA card in my laptop but the router seems to be the answer.
    I had some trouble setting up the encryption system but Microsoft's people helped me trace it back to the font setting in Internet Explorer. i've had no problems since.
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    Re: Wireless Network

    I bought an ADSL Modem/router plus wifi access point and adapters from Solwise in Hull (www.solwise.co.uk). They are a small company and very friendly over the phone and taught me all the jargon when I first called as a newbie. Their wi-fi starter pack (access point and two adapters, either PCMCIA or USB) was

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    Re: Wireless Network

    I too bought a Solwise ADSL Modem Router. Mine is model EA705. Not wireless but brilliant and like you said, great service.

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