Looking to go Wireless with my Home PC and Laptop... need suggestions

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  1. Bolicious

    Bolicious Handleobraese

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    I have a PC here at home currently hooked up to Verizon DSL. My GF is going to use my laptop for school and at home when I'm doing my art work on the desktop. I would like to stay grounded to the Verizon DSL via cat 5 while going wireless on the laptop so she can go wireless here, at school and at her apartment.

    So I suppose I need to get a router and just one PCI Card or something, right? And with that, does it matter what I get, or is it one size fits all type of thing? I don't know what info is needed, but the laptop is an old Sony Vaio pcg-982L.

    Any help guys? :x:
     
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    unrealii professor of plant biology

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    I just picked up a netgear router from fry's for $20 after mail in rebate.
     
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    The 2 dozen or Linksys I have setup have not had a problem... The 2 or 3 Netgears I have done work ok... (I do not care for D-link the one I have setup has caused more problems then all the others combined.)

    Picking a router is 90% personal taste and 10% operator abilities. Any router thats been on the market more than a couple months will work just fine, or they would not still be on the market.

    Compusa has a Belkin for $10 after rebates.

    http://www.compusa.com/products/product_info.asp?product_code=301825&pfp=hpf3#checkstore
     

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