Need a way to get internet in my room

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  1. Chris90210

    Chris90210 New Member

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    i have DSL in my living room and i would like to hook my other computer up in my room. is there a way to do that without having another line put in the house. is there some way to get like wirless networking that runs off the one in my living room?
     
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    kingtoad OT Supporter

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    Wireless access point or router and a wireless network interface card will do the trick.
     
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    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    Wireless FTW.
     
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    sweet thanks thats what i needed to know
     
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    you could also setup an ad-hoc wireless network.
     
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    about how fast would it be if i have dsl on this computer?
     
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    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    The wireless connection will be a lot faster than your DSL connection (54mbps on 802.11G vs. maybe 4mbps on a fast DSL connection), so you won't notice a difference.
     
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    and will both computers be able to surf the net? sorry i'm a noob when it comes to networking
     
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    get one of these

    http://www.compusa.com/products/product_info.asp?product_code=299891&pfp=cat3

    and one of these

    http://www.compusa.com/products/product_info.asp?product_code=292350&pfp=cat3


    the router should have an entry level setup guide, or you can find more info online.

    it should be fairly straight forward. youll use a cat5, cat5e, or cat6 cable to connect the RJ-45 socket (looks like a bigger phone cable) to the same on the router. youll want to connect to the port on the router called "uplink"

    the software on the modem and the router should take care of the details by themselves. you will probably have to reboot the modem. unplug the power, count to 12, plug it back in.

    add the wireless card to your desktop and install the software that came with it. it should set things up for you.

    at that point, if youre worried about minor security, you will want to connect to the router and change some things.

    open your webbrowser. in the address bar, type "192.168.1.1" without the quotes. you will get a popup that wants a username and password. this will be in your router's user manual. it is probably admin admin.

    once into the router settings, you will want to change the password. you will also want to change the ssid, which is the "name" of your wireless network.

    that's all that you really need to do. there are more options if you want to make it more secure, but i wont go into those unless you need for me too.

    happy wlan!
     
  10. Goonigoogoo

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    We are here to help, no need to apologize.

    Yes, both PC's will be able to surf the net via router. A router splits a modem's internet connection to all its available ports, and it is legal. Splitting a cable for TV connection is not legal, but everyone still does it.
     
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    TRAITOR ! ! ! :mamoru:
     
  12. psujeeperman02

    psujeeperman02 "Hi Sal"

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    Also, if you are looking for brand name equipment at a decent price...try newegg.com. Their shipping is lightning fast as well!
     

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