Want to set up wireless network in house - what do I need?

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Forgive the fundemental question but I'm getting conflicting information
from the various vendors.

Got an ntl broadband cable connection coming into our lounge (where the PC
is now).
The PC is to be moved to another room. Rather than recable the house, I
intend to use a wireless link from the lounge (where the modem will remain)
to the new office. I then want to add a laptop to the system. I want to
share the broadband between PC and laptop. Also want to file share between
the two.

Question is, what hardware do I need? I think I'm clear on the PC and laptop
card. What about the 'main box' though. Do I keep my pesent modem, then
connect that to a router or do I have to ditch my modem and get a
modem/router combo?

Finally, the printer will be connected to the PC. Can I print direct from
the laptop or do I have to transfer the file, then print from the PC?

Any advice appreciated. FAQ anywhere?

Thanks - Martin
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    "Martin Peters" <martin.peters@ntlworld.com> wrote in message
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    > Forgive the fundemental question but I'm getting conflicting information
    > from the various vendors.
    >
    > Got an ntl broadband cable connection coming into our lounge (where the PC
    > is now).
    > The PC is to be moved to another room. Rather than recable the house, I
    > intend to use a wireless link from the lounge (where the modem will
    > remain)
    > to the new office. I then want to add a laptop to the system. I want to
    > share the broadband between PC and laptop. Also want to file share between
    > the two.
    >
    > Question is, what hardware do I need? I think I'm clear on the PC and
    > laptop
    > card. What about the 'main box' though. Do I keep my pesent modem, then
    > connect that to a router or do I have to ditch my modem and get a
    > modem/router combo?


    You need a router/access point combination. modem/routers do exist but only
    for DSL connections. You connect your modems ethernet socket to the WAN
    socket on the router

    >
    > Finally, the printer will be connected to the PC. Can I print direct from
    > the laptop or do I have to transfer the file, then print from the PC?

    Just select the sharing option on the pc, and then add it as a network
    printer on the laptop

    >
    > Any advice appreciated. FAQ anywhere?
    >
    > Thanks - Martin
    >
    >
  2. Archived from groups: alt.internet.wireless (More info?)

    As viewed from alt.internet.wireless, Iain Dingsdale wrote:

    >> Finally, the printer will be connected to the PC. Can I print
    >> direct from the laptop or do I have to transfer the file, then
    >> print from the PC?

    >Just select the sharing option on the pc, and then add it as
    >a network printer on the laptop

    FWIW, I picked up an HP 5850 inkjet printer a couple of months
    ago for $100. Least expensive printer I ever saw with a built-in
    RJ45 network interface; in fact, it has built-in wireless, too.
    http://snipurl.com/9c2x

    --
    Jafo
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    "Jafo" <a@nospam.invalid> wrote in message
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    > As viewed from alt.internet.wireless, Iain Dingsdale wrote:
    >
    >>> Finally, the printer will be connected to the PC. Can I print
    >>> direct from the laptop or do I have to transfer the file, then
    >>> print from the PC?
    >
    >>Just select the sharing option on the pc, and then add it as
    >>a network printer on the laptop
    >
    > FWIW, I picked up an HP 5850 inkjet printer a couple of months
    > ago for $100. Least expensive printer I ever saw with a built-in
    > RJ45 network interface; in fact, it has built-in wireless, too.
    > http://snipurl.com/9c2x

    ah you get it so much better over the pond than we do here... I did manage
    to pick up a new samsung b&w laser for 45gbp on the high street a few weeks
    ago. Got a cheap usb print server now too

    >
    > --
    > Jafo
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    >Got a cheap usb print server now too

    Which one is this?

    PL


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    "PiePlanter" <pieplanter{AT}lineone.net> wrote in message
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    > >Got a cheap usb print server now too
    >
    > Which one is this?

    its an origo router with integrated print server from www.ebuyer.co.uk
    cost about 25 quid.

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