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    Cablem modem Network??

    Ok so I just bought a new home and I want fast internet access. I can get dsl or cable. However, cable seems much faster for the price. The place I am moving into has 2 levels. I want to use my laptop anywhere and have great speed. Other than laying cable and drilling wholes any ideas.

    I know lynksis has a wireless router, but I have been told it only works in large open areas. Not where I will have walls and 2 floors.

    I have a pc that will be hooked up and laptop. I just want to room with the laptop.. thanks for the help

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    My university has wireless routers installed all over the campus and we can connect to the network from anywhere on campus indoors or outside.

    I guess as long as your walls aren't filled with lead or something you should be fine.
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    Buy a really, really, really long cable... Spook is right though, interference in a residence is less likely than that of an office building... You should be able to comfortably install a wireless router or two and access them anywhere in your residence...



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    hehe... sage is not that big of a place on 1600 sq ft.

    The one things I can't figure out is the cable company said msn is the ISP and they don't allow wireless access.
    if the cable modem plugs into the router and the router is in my house how would they even know. (ok so maybe thats a dumb comment)

    I suppose I could buy 2 routers and always return them. I hate to put cable everywhere. I tried it in the apartment and it was bad....

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    Make sure you get a wireless router that has an internal DHCP server... This way you can share your access with multiple pc's... You can even run cable to some places and wireless all over... Just some thoughts...

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    Wireless networks still cost big bucks, no?

    My cable net sharing is fairly simple; one pc has two NIC's one connecting to the cable modem, one to a 4 port Netgear hub which obviously connects to the other machines. The connecting machine is both rubbish and shares the modem using ICS.
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    True, wireless is more expensive...
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    I am guessing this will not work then...


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    It'll work, just do this...

    Cable Modem/DSL --> Router w/ Internal DHCP Server --> Wireless HUB...

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    I use a Linksys befw11s4 and shoot thru two floors and six wall and get 85% signal strenght but like said above make sure you get a router


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