Wired/Wireless in the home, help needed...


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  1. Spencer4

    Spencer4 New Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hello,

    First post and a little left-field perhaps. Having bought a new smart phone I'd like to have a wireless router in the house so that I can use the wi-fi with the phone.

    At present I have an old 4-port wired router and have wires stretching through many rooms connecting various computers. I'd really like to keep the wired set-up as the main hassle has already been navigated.

    Can someone recommend a fairly simple solution, a router that can still give me the wired connections to the 3 computers I'm using at present, but that can also allow me to use my phone and lap-tops wirelessly at the same time?

    Hopefully not too expensive, or complicated to set up as I'm a bit of a techno-dinosaur. UK based btw.

    Thanks.
     

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  2. hitmark

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    you need a wireless router(that you may have already). some wireless USBs.
     
  3. SoulTerror

    SoulTerror Well-Known Member

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    Most routers are both wireless and wire. I know my Linksys is. I have 3 wires coming off it, one to another room in the house for my game systems, and 2 at my desk. 1 for my laptop, other for computers I work on. Then we have wireless for my wifes laptop and when I go out of my computer room with mine.
     
  4. graeme73

    graeme73 New Member

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    hi all i need some help myself here....droid incredible and laptop how to wifi tether? please help,,,,,,,step by step not very good here
     
  5. LoyalServant

    LoyalServant Well-Known Member

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    I personally still use a Linksys WRT54GL with tomato.
    It's a B/G router and should work with your phone and laptop as well as maintain your wired computers - it has a built-in 4 port switch.

    I bet they are cheap now as well... and tomato extends it's capabilities.
     
  6. Hangdog42

    Hangdog42 Well-Known Member

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    +1 to the WRT54GL and Tomato combo. I've been using that combination of router and software for a few years and I highly recommend it. Granted, it doesn't do N speeds, but unless you're streaming video, you probably won't need N speed. G is good for general web-use, audio streaming and gaming (unless you are a hard-core gamer, in which case you shouldn't be using wireless at all).
     
  7. monsterenergy22

    monsterenergy22 Well-Known Member

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