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How do I convert a Netgear DG834 to wireless?

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How do I convert a Netgear DG834 to wireless?

Hi,I have a wired DG834 but I understand that you can convert it into a wireless router. Could someone tell me how to go about doing this please?

TIA Simon
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Posts: 14,469
Registered: 30-07-2007

How do I convert a Netgear DG834 to wireless?

You cannot 'convert' a DG834 to support wireless.

What you can do is buy a wireless access point which connects to the router via one of the 4 ethernet ports to give you your wireless capability. However, beware that not all wireless access points work with all routers.
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How do I convert a Netgear DG834 to wireless?

http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/46057

http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/112497

http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/99754

to name a few......

I've used the belkin in the past as a range extender, was 100% reliable Cheesy
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How do I convert a Netgear DG834 to wireless?

I think at those prices I might as well buy a new wireless router!
The reason I want wireless is that my PC is so far from the phone socket that I need a 20ft lead to reach the router. Even though it's well insulated and I keep it away from other leads I think this must be affecting my line speed.

Do you think I'm right in thinking this?
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Registered: 04-04-2007

How do I convert a Netgear DG834 to wireless?

If it’s convenient to run a cable from the phone socket to your PC, why not place the router at the phone socket. And run a Cat5 cable to your PC, this will be more immune to interference than the phone cable.

www.maplin.co.uk supply Cat5 cabling, or PCWorld but they are very pricy.

Chilly
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Registered: 12-04-2007

How do I convert a Netgear DG834 to wireless?

Have a look at this link and read the comparison test.
I wonder what others think of this, as I am really tempted to go this way.
Not decided on the cleanliness of the ring mains at my address though.
http://www.solwise.co.uk/net-powerline.htm