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By dimm1577 ·
I am interested in setting up a home network for my DSL line. I have three computers in three different rooms, so it will need to be wireless. I do not know if I need a router or a wireless access point. What hardware will I need?

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by Oldefar In reply to home wireless network

Not knowing what you currently have makes it impossible to say what you need. Linksys has a simple diagram of the components at http://tinyurl.com/71cy

If your DSL line currently includes a router and firewall unit (you have more than 1 ethernetor USB port available on it) then you can omit adding a cable/DSL Firewall Router.

If your 3 computers already have a wireless network card, you can skip buying new ones.

If you have to add wireless network cards, you can choose to go externalwith a wireless network adapter.

Don't worry about the bridging aspects for only 3 PC.

Suppliers include Linksys and Belkin - available at office outlet stores. Stick with one manufacturer for all the parts so you don't have to worry about interoperability issues.

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by dimm1577 In reply to home wireless network

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by jpsutich In reply to home wireless network

Linksys model BEFW11S4 is fine for what you want to accomplish. It is a four port WAP router/switch. You need the wireless cards for the machines..if you are using laptops you can just buy the wireless cards. If you have desktops you will need the PCI adapter that will allow the wireless card to be inserted into your PC (Linksys WDT-11) or you cn buy the all in one PCI/Wireless cards(WMP-11). I am not pushing Linksys that is just what I use. Set-up a Peer to Peer network with all machines in the same workgroup and you will be fine..it is really pretty simple.

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by wlbowers In reply to home wireless network

This will do it all. Linksys BEFW11SF. Instead of me retyping everything go here:

http://www.linksys.com/Products/product.asp?grid=33&scid=35&prid=415

It will do everything you need and has a 4 port switch for other devices that are near the access point.

Good Luck Lee

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