wireless newbie

Hi all.
I'm trying to get rid of my old old desktop PC.
I want to use my new laptop (Dell inspirion 8600 running XP pro) in the
dining room,
with all my peripherals in a closet. I will eventually do wireless internet
as well,
but have to content with dial up for now. (easy access in the dining room)
I currently have a scanner inline with a printer (parallel port only)
a photo printer (usb port)
This is the list of equipment I think I need....
wireless laptop (got it)
parallel to ubs cable for the on printer
usb cable for the other printer
wireless print server with 2 usb ports.
wireless router for internet access
cable or dsl modem.
Does this sound right? Is there a more cost effective configuration?
Thanks for any and all help
jojo
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jojo
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You mentioned that you have DialUp at the moment.
If you want to do every thing that you mentioned with a dialup you would need a Cable/DSL Router that has a serial port, and an External DialUp Modem.
Log to this page and look at option 3:
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Jack (MVP-Networking).
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Not sure I understand why....my laptop comes with a 10/100 network and modem card. I assumes I could just create a dial-up and plug in... no?? Thanks, jojo
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jojo
With DSL/Cable all you have to do is go directly from the DSL/Cable modem to a Wireless Access Point(AP). From there you can access the internet though Ethernet by plugging into the AP or you can access the internet through a wireless connection to the AP.
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