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2 Computers - Wireless

Discussion in 'Networks & Internet Connectivity' started by Chronicle, 13 Apr 2006.

  1. Chronicle

    Mobster

    Joined: 4 Jul 2004

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    Hello
    I have two computers, one connected to internet. What is the cheapest method of getting the otherone wirelessly online?

    It is only in the next room but don't want wires.

    could I just get two USB bluetooth things?

    thanks
     
    Last edited: 13 Apr 2006
  2. marc2003

    Capodecina

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    you could get 2 wi-fi cards (not bluetooth) and create an ad-hoc network. of course that means the pc with the internet connection always has to be switched on. :)
     
  3. Chronicle

    Mobster

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    Yeh the one connected to the internet always will be on

    I looked at a certain cheap site, and they're selling Bluetooth adaptors for ~ £7, and say you can network to laptops, so i assume this would work with desktops. Any advantages to wi fi over BT for just two computers?
     
  4. marc2003

    Capodecina

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    bluetooth is not meant for sharing internet connections. it won't work and even if it did, it would make dialup look fast. :D
     
  5. Chronicle

    Mobster

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    What is the cheapest way to do this then? What products would you reccommend?

    Also, how much would it be for a wireless ADSL modem/router thing?

    Thanks
     
  6. marc2003

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    although you can mention popular auction sites when talking about stuff in threads, it's not advisable to link to any computer related items as per the anti-competitor rules in the faq.... ;)
     
  7. tolien

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    Oh look, a disappearing post.
     
  8. benjo plz.

    Capodecina

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    shouldn't you have made it disappear? :).

    As said an ad-hoc connection using two adapters would do the job.
     
  9. tolien

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    Not when I can't.
     
  10. benjo plz.

    Capodecina

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    fair enough.