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By lmhloca ·
I would very much appreciate if you could tell me how to set up a wireless connection. What devise, hardware or software are needed and whether or not my computer is able to install this or not? It's a Fujitsu lifebook C7651 IntelR, Pentium RIII mobile CPR 1133 MHZ 722 MHZ, 248MB of RAM. many thanks

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by lumberjack In reply to set up a wireless connect ...

Your laptop has the power etc - no problem

Basically what you need is
1) Wireless hub (just the one to start with) - plenty on market; will come with basic instructions
2) Wireless PCMCIA card, will come with drivers for all O/S for the laptop
3) Wireles network card for any other PC type device. I assume you have more than 1 laptop otherwise what is the point of creating a network.

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try to keep all the equipment from the same manuafacturer as much as poss- will keep configuration down to a minimum normally

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by Joe41 In reply to set up a wireless connect ...

I've setup a few of these in my days. It is really quite simple.

1. First, I recommend Linksys. Support is good too. Go down to your local computer store and pickup the "Cable/DSL router with 4-port switch".

2. Pick up 1 or more of the linksys wireless notebook cards. Make sure that they are of the 2.4GHZ variety(ask the sales people for help if needed)

3. Make sure that you have a network interface card installed in at least one machine and a RJ45 cable handy. This is needed to log into the router and enable wireless.

If you follow the detailed instructions, you can have your wireless network up and running within 1 hour.

Did I mention that Linksys support is 24HRS via toll free call?

Good luck and enjoy wireless.

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by lmhloca In reply to set up a wireless connect ...

Thanks all for your advice. But I also need to know how much it would cost for the set up and wonder if there is any maintenance fees. many thanks

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by Joe41 In reply to set up a wireless connect ...

You're looking about 250 for the router and 2 wireless nics. The only fees you will need to pay are those of your ISP if you need Internet Access. This usually runs between $39.00-$59.00 per month for high-speed access.

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