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Can anyone recommend a reliable and easy to set up wireless router so I can access my Broadband connection (presently set up on my desktop computer) from my laptop. The desktop is brand new and has 802.11g capability built in but my laptop has a basic spec. I believe I need a PMCIA card for the laptop and a wireless router to allow the laptop to access my broadband connection from another room. I believe Superspeed booster systems are now available in cards and routers, Netgear and Linksys for example but any feedback or recommendations on these or other systems and their costs.?
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I have the NetGear DG834G combined ADSL modem, router (with 4 LAN ports), and, 802.11b/g wireless access point which I got from dabs with a free PCMCIA card for about £95. The router also comes with a LAN cable and an ADSL filter.

The router was fairly easy to set up as it "autodetected" the ADSL settings. The default settings seemed reasonable and I was up and running within 5 minutes of opening the box. The only changes I have made, as far as I can remember, were to disable SSID broadcast, enable WPA security, disable uPNP, and, set a different administrator password.

The router reports "weak signal" downstairs but still connects at 54Mbps so it may just be being cautious. The only problem I have noticed is that one or twice the ADSL router has been disconnected when I turned the PC on and has not automatically connected. I've had to logon to the router and manually disconnect and then reconnect.
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Registered: 30-07-2007

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Another one to consider is the Linksys WAG54G. It has a similar spec to the DG834G.
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Registered: 04-04-2007

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Check out;
http://www.adslguide.org/reviews/

Once you have an idea of which router you are interested in I recommend having a look on the forums @
http://www.expansys.com/forumoverviewman.asp
That will show you the questions that current users are asking.

Chilly
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Thanks to all who took the time to offer advice.
Much appreciated
Bald Eagle
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Registered: 04-04-2007

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One more tip, do not forget to secure your wireless network.