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    Default Anyone konw about wireless networking

    Hello,

    I have just bought myself a laptop to stop the misses moaning that I am always on the pc upstairs. Anyway I am want to set up a wireless network and I trying to find out what type of router is best, my laptop is already wifi enabled (b or g) and my broadband is ADSL (do I sound like I know what I am talking about LOL). I am also looking for some type of encryption software to stop all the neighbours using it for free.

    Thanks in anticipation

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    I like Netgear routers -I've got the one that PC world are selling at the mo. This one
    You could probably get it cheaper elsewhere, though.
    They all come with encryption built in -you just need to enable it. Any more Q's -just ask!

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    Hi,

    I've got myself a Net Gear wireless router set up. It has built in encryption and password protection - so no sneaky free surfing from the neighbours. It plugs directly into the phone line, same as an ADSL modem.

    No problems with it once I got the latest software loaded onto it from the NetGear website - works faultlessly.

    Can't remember the exact model, but you just need to find one with built in encryption and firewall and you can't go too far wrong IMO.

    Something like this would be good (maybe a bit pricey): NetGear Super G Router

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    I've got a Netgear router. Cost me £80 and it's pants. Constantly dropping out.

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    Take a look at this baby, cheap, reliable and will work fine with Windows XP built in Wi-Fi encryption system, it also has a built in firewall, you cannot do better at this price:

    http://www.awin1.com/awclick.php?awi...tml?NOV-54ADSL

    Easy set up too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MLC
    I've got a Netgear router. Cost me £80 and it's pants. Constantly dropping out.
    I agree, I know a few people with Netgear routers and they're always calling on me to go and sort them out, seems windows doesn't like them much. Not worth the premium price IMHO.

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    each to their own really on brands. but most these days will come with WEP encryption built in to stop your neighbours surfing on your connection (like i do lol)

    one handy little thing to have is a printer port too, so that you can use your printer wirelessly too.

    one thing worth mentioning is just to download the latest drivers for whatever you buy

    p.s. - i'm currently using belkin long range 802.11g wireless gear for my lappy and my pc and can't fault it.

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    Also, if need something to connect the PC to the modem/router wirelessly, this'll do the trick, a snip at under £20:

    http://www.awin1.com/awclick.php?awi...html?F5D7050UK

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    Not a big fan of Netgear ... Prefer Dlink ...
    Bought a Netgear with USB-support. Returned
    it the next day. No more Netgear for me!

    Have friends with Netgear also ... But i find the
    Dlink:s more surves my needs. Netgear tends
    to be have very basic options, not my cup of tea!

    But i am a techie
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    Quote Originally Posted by MLC
    I've got a Netgear router. Cost me £80 and it's pants. Constantly dropping out.
    Make sure it has the latest software update from NetGear - mine was awful until it got that - the version it come with in the box was well out of date and kept dropping the connection.
    The latest software is perfect though, on mine at least.


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