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Old 02-27-2010, 11:20 AM   #1
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Yes, not computer savvy, but can I put my desktop on router

I want to put a desktop in the basement, but my router and modem are upstairs because that is where the cable for the internet comes in.

Can I make it communicate with my router for internet like a laptop?
I know this may be a dumb question but I am not that computer savvy, only enough to get



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Old 02-27-2010, 12:20 PM   #2
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If you mean wireless...Yes
You can buy a USB wireless adapter or a wireless network card to go in the computer
Speed will generally be reduced - slower then hard wired
This is assuming your router is a wireless router

I prefer to get a longer patch cord & run that to the PC
Luckily the area where the router was located was in the basement (unfininished) below where the PC upstairs is located
So plugging in the basement PC & one upstairs was easy


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Wireless router at the internet connection point - wireless USB adapter in the desktop computer.

The Cisco Valet wireless products you may have recently seen advertised on television are very easy to set up, to include the needed security features.

Another of my favorite wireless USB adapters is from Hawking Technologies - it includes a dish anttenna to focus the radio signal - it will provide a stonger signal that can help to penetrate walls and a higher data rate resulting in a faster connection.
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You could also look into powerline networking.
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I've got three of these running through the house right now. Just plug one end into your router and the other end into your computer. Works great. Local brick-and-mortar prices for these cables are extreme, but I've always used newegg with great results.

Someday the structured wiring will happen...

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Old 05-26-2010, 03:46 PM   #6
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In wall

The in-wall stuff works great and may be easier to use than wireless since you've already got the desktop (aka. anchor)
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Old 05-26-2010, 06:55 PM   #7
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Yes, not computer savvy, but can I put my desktop on router
yes, but since the routers are almost always much smaller than the computer, I would set the router to the side rather than under the computer.>


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