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Old 04-03-2008, 06:57 AM   #1
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wired & wireless internet together


hello, i was just hoping someone could answer this question..

im in england, and at the moment i connect my computer to the internet (ADSL) via ethernet cable to the phonesocket in the wall. my housemates are proposing switching to wireless (which i dont want, basically due to the extra time and effort im going to have to give it, for almost no benefit that i can see.)

i was just wondering if once we do get wireless, will i still be able to simply plug my computer into the phonesocket as usual? or will the wireless screw that up?
 
Old 04-03-2008, 07:01 AM   #2
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what connects to the wall? a router presumably, and not an Ethernet connection at all...? normally to go wireless you'd replace the router, or put a wireless AP behind it. Adding either of those won't affect your ability to connect.
 
Old 04-03-2008, 07:11 AM   #3
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yes, the picture looks like this (for me)

my computer-->ethernet cable-->wired router-->RJ45 cable(?)-->phone filter-->phone socket.

my housemates have got laptops and connect through usb modems at the moment.

i suppose that either the wired or wireless connection would have to be disconnected for the other to be able to work? or could both be plugged into the phone socket at the same time?

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Old 04-03-2008, 07:28 AM   #4
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usb modems?? you're sharing one phone line for three different adsl devices? if that's the case, you're seriously shafting yourself. that's seriosuly daft. Buy one wireless router with a 4 port switch on the back, e.g BT Voyager 2110 and install it once. and leave it on forever.

there is *no* such thing as a "wireless broadband connection" the two have nothing in common whatsoever, broadband is on the outside, wireless is on the inside.
 
Old 04-03-2008, 07:44 AM   #5
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usb modems?? you're sharing one phone line for three different adsl devices? if that's the case, you're seriously shafting yourself. that's seriosuly daft.
yep, well we're pretty much individuals inside one house, ive got a good netgear router in my room, and theyve got their usb modem laptops in theirs.

another major problem for me though, and a big reason i dont want wireless is basically because ive got no spare pci sockets to accomodate a wireless network card, ive only got 2 pci slots, and theyre taken up with audio and graphics cards.

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Well, that's hideous. if there's one way that ADSL isn't meant to be used, it's that.

how about you actually go to pc world and look at a "wireless router" and you'll see you don't need to use wireless at all if you don't want. they all (well 98%) still have ethernet ports on the back of them too.
 
Old 04-03-2008, 08:15 AM   #7
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Well, that's hideous. if there's one way that ADSL isn't meant to be used, it's that.

how about you actually go to pc world and look at a "wireless router" and you'll see you don't need to use wireless at all if you don't want. they all (well 98%) still have ethernet ports on the back of them too.
yeah i thought that might be the case, as my router has a 4 port switch, but i didnt know wether a wireless router would. i still dont want to change my set up though, i connect very easily at present, and id have to learn about this new router (and ive got 101 other things to think about at the moment), buy a longer ethernet cable and route it around the house to the wireless router etc.
 
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you already have a working router, so just replace it, the cable would still fit... getting an adsl router working takes about 3 minutes end to end... seriously trivial.
 
Old 04-03-2008, 08:28 AM   #9
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ah yeah, i know what you mean now, its just a bit more difficult because of the specific situation i find myself in, and to feel comfortable id have to learn about it, and the security of it.

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Old 04-03-2008, 08:34 AM   #10
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question for you ak, would there be any increase in risk if i did connect my computer (via ethernet cable), to a wireless router, regarding using my credit card? could someone outside on the road say, break the security on the router and 'sniff' my credit card details?

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