Wireless Broadband - I'm so very confused :-S

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Well after about 2 days of research I have finally found this site and

hope that someone out there may be able to part the mists that cloud my

mind.

TOPIC: Wireless network within home to enable wireless broadband

access

My broadband supplier will be ntl so I have worked out that I will need

to ensure that I have an ethernet output when it is installed in a few

days time.  I will then need to invest in a wireless cable router which

will be connected to my modem/set top box via ethernet.  Am I right so

far???

I have a 3 day old HP Pavilion 3155EA laptop which has both integrated

10/100 LAN Ethernet and Intel® Pro/Wireless 2200 802.11b/g Integrated

Wireless LAN.  OS is XP SP2 (laptop spec can be found he

http://tinyurl.com/76sp8 )

Does this mean that I will not need to purchase a seperate PCMIA

network card for the laptop???

Finally, I live in a shared house but will be paying for the broadband

myself.  In the event that any of my housemates decide to invest in a

PC/laptop, can anyone recommend a router that will enable me to set MAC

addresses to prevent them using my subscription?

Apologies if this question has been answered before but I have looked

an cannot seem to find the answer myself.

Thanks in advance :-)





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chipsandham75


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chipsandham75 wrote:

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I would buy a Motorola SB5100/5120 and a wireless Netgear/Linksys
router to go with.  The modem should be available for $50+ and $30+
after rebates for the router (that's in US, not sure in UK).  Make
sure you get a router with a 4-port switch so you can go wired if
needed.  Also make sure you get a modem that is on your ISPs
supported list.

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Check your docs and see what the hookup/config looks like.

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Netgear or Linksys should be ok and reasonably priced.


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$Bill wrote:
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This is the combo I have, and it works quite well (Comcast).

Most all cable providers will support SB5100, though I agree with your
assessment check first!

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chipsandham75 wrote:
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You seem to have a pretty good idea of what is required.  Be sure that
when you set up the wireless router, you enable security and encryption.
  That, and a password will enable you to prevent use by others.
The laptop you mention should work fine with a 'wireless-g' router.


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Ron Hunter  rphunter@charter.net


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