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    Wireless Access Point vs. Wireless Router

    I currently have a Linksys hard wired router that's working perfectly networking 2 desktops. I would like to add a wireless access point for my pda and a future laptop. Would it be easier to purchaser a new wireless router or could I get a wireless access point and hook that into my hard wired router. My setup is in the basement and I'd like to roam outside to the patio and up 2 flights to the bedroom. What's the best way to proceed.
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    Re: Wireless Access Point vs. Wireless Router

    I have added a wireless entry point from Linksys to my wired network. I can turn it on and off as needed.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Wireless Access Point vs. Wireless Router

    I would go with the access point. It will need to be wired to the router but, if you run it (the wire) upstairs into a midpoint of your house or usage area you will greatly enjoy the wireless experience, if you leave the access point in the basement you will find some connection area poor or non existent and end up fussing about wireless.

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    Re: Wireless Access Point vs. Wireless Router

    Could I run say, 50 to 100 ft of cable from my router to the access point and still have decent speed??

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