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    wireless networking plan/feasibility

    So I've been giving some thought as to the best and cheapest way to set up a wireless network. The only problem is that 1) I have a bunch of macs 2) I have dial-up. I know that the airport has a dial up port, but other than that specific router, which is pretty exspensive, would there be any other way to set up such a network on macs. I know most wireless routers don't use the dial-up and that the signal would be slow due to the dial up, but could I use one main computer to dial in, and then use the ethernet port on the computer to send a signal to a wireless router such as a linksys, or netgear? My thoughts is that it would work... would it detect the signal, or do you think I might need a crossover cable to make the computer and router think that they are directly connected. I'm not so sure it would work either way as I'm not very proficient with macs.

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    i'm not sure if it works with macs, but you can on pc's create and ad hoc network, which requires no based station or router.

    for an ad-hoc network all you need is the wireless cards.

    when i wasn't sure about the wireless setup i needed i went to the shop i was buying thw gear from (maplin) and they gave me some advice and helped me out a lot.

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    Before I start, I haven't actually created a wireless network on mac's but the theory should be the same.

    Each PC would need a wireless card (802.11g - 54MB)

    You would then need a wireless router which can connect either directly to the main pc or through the modem (most likely will have to be connected via your non-wireless network card on your main pc)

    I prefer linksys over netgear but both would work

    wabirdman


 

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