Wireless help

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  1. manchild

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    Alright, i've had a laptop for a while, but the wireless is kind far away in our house, and the walls prevent me from getting service in my room.
    So, i'm going to buy a modem and a wireless router to keep in my room (going right next to my desk, and i'll only need a range of like 15 feet)
    So, my question, is do i need anything else beside a modem and a wireless router? (already have the wireless card, :doh:) I have a cable outlet in my room (cable is working) i figure i just plug that into the back of the modem, then plug the modem to the router and i'm done?)

    AS for the hardware, is there any reason not to get a cheap modem and router?
    THis is the modem i like (budget here)...
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1033095&Sku=D700-5136

    and here are two routers...
    Cheaper one: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1422667&Sku=D700-2285
    More expensive one:
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=485092&Sku=D700-2144 P

    Is there any reason to spend more money? I'm willing to pay the extra $20 for the more expensive one, but i would rather not if i can avoid it.

    Thanks in adance
     
  2. manchild

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    bump, please guys, i'd really appreciate the help
     
  3. opie

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    k, all you need is a modem (cable/dsl) and a wireless router. You can get cheap ones (802.11b) but they are only 11Mbit or so, that should be good if you really don't care about speed and don't transfer a lot of stuff across your network.

    As for price, you get what you pay for. Keep that in mind. I always buy linksys stuff.

    Hope this helps.
     
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    I hope you realize it will most likely cost $30-40+ a month to run the second modem.

    You could get a second wireless router and connect it to the first one to operate as an access point only.
     
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  6. manchild

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    how do i connect it to the first one? Like, use it as a signal booster? If i do that, do i just plug the new router into a power outlet, at it'll pick up the signal from my current router and boost the range?

    My current wireless router is an Apple Airport (i have an iBook, but i'm getting a PC soon), so idk if that changes anything.
     
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    Usually you connect a CAT5 patch cable between the two routers. IDK about the Airport though. If it has RJ45 connectors on the back for LAN connections then it should work.
     
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