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Router Setup

Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by Havok, May 13, 2004.

  1. Havok

    Havok Senior Member

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    Ok, my roomate just got a new computer...And he wants internet. I have a cable modem and non wireless router in my room (on the right side of pic) and his room is on opposite side of apartment.

    What I want to know is : What is the easiest way to setup a wireless router in here? I may as well setup the Xbox Live in the Living Room to the surrund sound system. I don't want wires going thru the places looking nigga rigged, and he dosen't want to spend 50 bucks extra a month for a cable modem.

    Below is a horrible drawing via MS Paint (I spent all of 3 minutes, don't laugh) I was thinking of having the wireless router on the bar. Anyone have any ideas? I know I will need to buy a decent wireless router , but it would have to go thru a wall on each side, I know I will need to buy a decent wireless router but what else will I need other than the router? And no, I am not going to drill holes or rip up carpet, or I would have already done that.


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  2. B16

    B16 Super Moderator VIP

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    since you already have a router you can get just an "access point" which is basically a 1 port wireless router, to plug into a port in your router. its cheaper that way, this is how i'm setup at home. also for your xbox, you can get a wireless bridge for it, i have one, i think it is a linksys. it cost $50 and works well enough for live, and no wires :)
     
  3. CRX-YEM

    CRX-YEM Super Moderator Moderator VIP

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    A wireless 4 port router isn't that much these days.
    in your case I'd put the router near the xbox, as it needs a wired connection.
    and pick up some wireless NIC cards for the computers.
     
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    pills_PMD Super Moderator

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    word. 802.11b routers are cheap as fuck now.
     
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    Yeah but 802.11b is weaksauce...go for the 802.11g and you will not be disapointed. Just pick up the Wireless access point and be done with it.
     
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    Airjockie Watanabe Whore!!!

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    BEST PIC EVAR!!!! B)
     
  7. asmallsol

    asmallsol Super Moderator

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    Keep in mind, my house was built in the 40's right after the war, and all my walls are plaster, cynderblock, plaster, 60 years of layers of paint. I could not get a good enough signle to actually go online and not get kicked off all the time, so we bought an signel extender. WORKS great


    MS paint coming through.


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    X= wireless router, 0= extender.

    edit, my MS paint >>>>>>>>>> yours. I also spent 2 or so mintues on it. Box tool is your freind.
     
  8. Airjockie

    Airjockie Watanabe Whore!!!

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    My wifes MS paint is the worlds best.....


    all backgrounds, animations, and gifs are all done by her on MS paint....a long time ago....

    my old webpage
     
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    I like the first pic better. ;)
     
  10. Havok

    Havok Senior Member

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    Ok, I talked to B16, and he pointed me in the right direction.

    Network Card

    Access Point

    What is the primary difference in an AP and a Wireless Router?
     
  11. TurboMirage

    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    as a hardware provider, i dont recommend wireless linksys products. i had the whole wireless setup, but kept getting kicked offline. total distance between the 3 pc's networked was.... ~10 feet at most, with just a basic wood floor between the pc's and the wireless router. i swapped over to a dlink and it was much better. i also recommend dlink or belkin products to my customers. now a wired setup, i would use linksys cards, but a dlink or 3com router.

    an access point is just that. its run together with a wired router or connected directly to a pc.

    a wireless router is a router with an access point built in.
     
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