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    LapTop And Desktop

    I have 2 computers, 1 is a desktop and the second is a laptop
    I want to build a wireless network but me laptop don't have WiFi
    I don't thing I can equip it with WiFi.
    My apartment isn't big so I though about using BlueTooth to connect booth computers.

    I have some questions:

    Is it possible?
    Will BlueTooth be fast enough to surf the internet?

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ilyail3
    I have 2 computers, 1 is a desktop and the second is a laptop
    I want to build a wireless network but me laptop don't have WiFi
    I don't thing I can equip it with WiFi.
    My apartment isn't big so I though about using BlueTooth to connect booth computers.

    I have some questions:

    Is it possible?
    Will BlueTooth be fast enough to surf the internet?

    Thanks.
    Here are the facts. Bluetooth has a range of about 30 feet. It also has a maximum throughput of 1.5Mbps. Bluetooth might be good to put in a Webpad to surf the internet, but it's too slow to move good size files between your computers. A typical MP3 file is 3Mb. That would take about 20 seconds or so to move between two bluetooth devices. In contrast, 802.11b could have moved 5-7 of those files in that time.
    http://www.homenethelp.com/network/bluetooth.asp

    I would much rather have wireless 54G or 108.

    Does your laptop have a PCMCIA slot? If so then it can accept a wireless network card. If not, do you have a USB slot? If so it can accept a USB wireless adapter.

    USB MODEL:
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...Fencoding=UTF8

    PCMCIA MODEL:
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/search/ref=...0&Go.y=0&Go=Go

    THen you'd need a wireless access point or a wireless router. All together you are looking at less than $100 US dollars *depending on what you want.

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    I recently went wireless this is the stuff I got for it.

    wireless pci nic
    http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16833127136

    kinda pricy but the reviews were awesome so I trust newegg reviews most of the time.

    and the wireless router with usb nic

    http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16833127176

    dlink is very easy to install and configure even for the novice, but for some reason couldnt get the wireless print server to connect. still researching that problem.



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