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Laptop Advice and BB on PC & Laptop how

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Laptop Advice and BB on PC & Laptop how

I currently have a PC in me bedroom, which takes up a lot of room.
I want to move the PC downstairs and get a Laptop, mainly for Internet use.

So I want the cheapest Laptop to do that, I also need to know how to have BB
on PC downstairs and have BB on the Laptop. Would prefer Wireless etc.

Links to things to buy etc would be nice.
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Laptop Advice and BB on PC & Laptop how

Look for Centrino laptops, which include wireless capability.

I have a D-Link DSL-504 broadband router (http://www.dlink.co.uk), with a NetGear wireless access point, connected with a cable to the router. All my laptops have wireless (two built-in, one with a NetGear PCMCIA adaptor - http://www.netgear.co.uk/).

Works a treat, plugged into the same socket as my cordless two extension phone and Sky box ...

Enjoy (and why do you want to use a computer in bed?) :?
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Laptop Advice and BB on PC & Laptop how

Centrino laptops come with a hefty price tag. You could get a reasonable 2nd hand laptop with USB support and buy a USB wireless adapter - circa £20.

You'll need ADSL modem / router / wireless hub, the PC will need a PCI wireless LAN card. I really recomend Etec equipment. I've got one hub 2 wireless laptops, one wireless printer, one wireless PC and one enet connected PC all connected to the BB service. Its a real doddle to set up and work a treat.

Where to buy - I got my kit from my mate here.

See Etec Wireless ADSL Modem/Router 4P XG-6050 & Etec Wireless Lan 108Mbps PCI XG-950 Ret