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I know absolutely nothing about it.

 

What should I do if I want to go wireless and what things should I look out for to make sure that anything that I buy is compatible with my computer?

 

btw I must add that I am extremely lazy, so I dont expect to spend too long installing anything. And when everything is installed I want it to get dusty because I plan on never having to deal with it again so reliability is a must.

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I bought I linksys system as i'm with cable and it can be faff on with some wireless networks. Was very simply. Unplugged internet cable from back of computer and plugged into wireless router (that was all I had to buy). Plug in cable which came in box from router to computer. Go to linksys website and download software which creates wireless network, double clicked it and it created everything without me having to do any more. Finished.

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Something you might want to consider that nobody will ever tell you about, is the effect of bombarding your brain with an endless stream of microwaves.

 

http://wireless-action.blogspot.com/

 

http://www.powerbookcentral.com/columns/hildreth_moore/wifisaf.shtml

 

Of course we should also ignore that any meta-analysis of real studies shows that there is very little (read: no) danger.

 

http://iddd.de/umtsno/emfkrebs/rubin2005emf.pdf

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I'm on a desktop. I've had it for roughly 4/5 years so it didn't come with those built in wi-fi thingies.

 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0002LHXB6/qid=1147527676/sr=8-1/ref=sr_8_xs_ap_i1_xgl/203-1544342-6503923

 

Is the registration card the thing I put in the back of my computer?

 

In Lehmann's terms whats the difference between ADSL and DSL?

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First, you'll need to get yourself one of these dealies.

 

Either: USB Adaptor

 

or

 

Card adaptor

 

Thanks,

Btw is wireless the best way to connect to the internet where there is no phone line present?

 

Ermmmmmm... you might be confusing yourself a bit here. You still need a broadband connection set up, and you'll have to buy a router.

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Guest Dr. Richard Kimble

Something you might want to consider that nobody will ever tell you about, is the effect of bombarding your brain with an endless stream of microwaves.

 

http://wireless-action.blogspot.com/

 

http://www.powerbookcentral.com/columns/hildreth_moore/wifisaf.shtml

 

Of course we should also ignore that any meta-analysis of real studies shows that there is very little (read: no) danger.

 

http://iddd.de/umtsno/emfkrebs/rubin2005emf.pdf

 

 

...and co-funded by the telecommunications industry.

 

The risk probably is low but like smoking may take decades to picture out.

 

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Thanks lads,

 

I went to PC world and bought everything I needed and everything is sorted.

 

Just a quick tip - never go there again. :wink:

 

lol, to be honest I was a quick snack for the lad at the shop. He knew he could've sold me the most expensive crap in the world and I would've just nodded with ingorant obediance.

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Thanks lads,

 

I went to PC world and bought everything I needed and everything is sorted.

 

I went to PC world and they sold me a wireless router that never worked, a laptop with a dvd writer format incompatible with my PC one (which they said was) and advised me that XP could do remote desktopping (not true - only available in XP Pro)

 

w4nk3rs

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Guest j.smith1981

I went to PC World with my dads money haha, he gave me.

 

Im on a Computing course at Leeds Met.

 

The guy got really ratty with me coz I said NTL did like a USB connector and was slightly worried about it messing up going through a router but then after thought it should work normally, the guy there basically thought I was mad saying it came through a USB connection but its an adapter kinda like a converter from an Ethernet connection.

 

Im gonna work there hopefully soon and Im gonna rock there coz I will actually know what im talking about.

 

I know some little bits like if they ever say Netgear was intended for AOL ignore em, Netgear I'd say are the leading company for routers (bit expensive) but their worth it because you get loads of analysers with them telling you how its working, what percentage your connection at Leeds Met Kirkstall Brewery Wireless industry connection I get 98% connection.

 

Ta,

Jez

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