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Changing to wireless

Hi

I have a four port Origo router with built in ADSL modem I use to connect to Plus Net.

I would now like to set up a wireless network to connect my sons PC in his bedroom and am trying to find the cheapest and most reliable way to do this.

Most hardware set ups I have seen seem to include a wireless router with built in modem but I was wondering if there was a way I could utilise my existing Origo hardware?

If not what is currently considered the best wireless router to go for?

I should add that my sons PC is a Shuttle XPC and so has limited PCI slots available so I intend to use a USB adaptor at his end unless someone tells me this is real no-no.

Thanks in advance.

Dave
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Changing to wireless

You just need to connect a wireless access point to a spare port on the router, and add a wireless PCI card or USB adapter to your son's PC.

The wireless access point doesn't need to have routing capabilities, you already have a router.
Community Veteran
Posts: 14,469
Registered: 30-07-2007

Changing to wireless

However, Wireless Access Point (WAP) devices tend to be expensive (around £50 for a 54Mbs 802.11g) and you can get a new wireless enabled modem/router (e.g. Netgear DG834G) for around £70 which is what I would recommend you do as it simplifies the setup.
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D-Link 54g access point - £40.39:

http://tinyurl.com/6mwpa
LiamM
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Posts: 5,636
Registered: 12-08-2007

Changing to wireless

Or this one...

http://tinyurl.com/56eas

Very similar to what you have, since Safecom (the manufacturers of that one) are just the newly rebranded Origo. Very easy to setup through Web Interface. I would expect exactly the same as your current router.
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Or this one...

http://tinyurl.com/56eas

Very similar to what you have, since Safecom (the manufacturers of that one) are just the newly rebranded Origo. Very easy to setup through Web Interface. I would expect exactly the same as your current router.


That is quite tempting as at £14 more than the access point I end up with one less box cluttering up the place. I could keep the Origo as a backup in case of failure as well.

Thanks for all the replies.

Dave
LiamM
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Posts: 5,636
Registered: 12-08-2007

Changing to wireless

Yeah. I have used a number of Origo Wireless routers (which are now those Safecom ones), and haven't had a problem with any but one which was simple to fix.