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How2 Make My PC Wireless

Discussion in 'Networking & NAS' started by andloumeg, May 26, 2005.

  1. andloumeg

    andloumeg
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    This may sound like a stupid question, but I need help....
    I have just taken the plunge and bought a soundbridge m1000....

    Now I need to make my PC Wireless....How do I do it??
    I don't need wireless broadband etc, as I only have the one PC, so do I still need a router? I have seen USB Wireless adaptors for £20-30. Will this connect the PC to the Sunudbridge, or is there more hardware that I need??
    Stupid, I know, but I'm not exactly a computer 'expert'.
     
  2. jameson_uk

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    Not sure with this product. A normal wireless connection would be through a router but you can connect PCs together using two wireless cards.

    Need to check the documentation about ad-hoc wireless connections.
     
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    Should be OK, but this depends on the Soundbridge ...

    All Wi-Fi adapters for PCs can be configured to work in what is called ad-hoc mode. In basic terms this means that Wi-Fi devices communicate directly with each other on an as-needed (ad-hoc) basis, so no router is required.

    So as long as whatever Wi-Fi adpater the Soundbridge uses an be configured for (or is already confgured to allow) ad-hoc mode then you'll be fine with just a simple adapter for the PC. I would be very surprised if the Soundbridge didn't support this; I've yet to see a Wi-Fi device that doesn't - and I've seen a lot.

    There seems to be a very common misconception that you need a router on a wireless network - this is only case if you want to connect your network to some other network (like the Internet). And even then you can use a software router (like Microsoft Internet Connection Sharing) rather than a hardware router, although hardware routers provide better security and simpler configuration.
     
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    Thanks for the help....
    Looks like I will have to read the manual when it arrives in the morning!
     

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