Quick wireless networking question

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by IdiddidI, Jan 16, 2009.

  1. IdiddidI macrumors member

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    If you have a desktop PC that has an ethernet port but no built wifi, can you attach a wireless router to the PC and join available wifi networks in the area? Or does the router itself need to have a wired feed?

    (asking this question for a friend with a PC--sorry if it's slightly OT, but I know some of you will know the answer!)
     
  2. corbywan macrumors regular

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    Technically, yes. But a better way would be to either run a wire to the main router, or get one of those USB wireless plugs. Much easier way of doing it. Staples, Office Max, Best Buy, they all carry them. $50 +/-
     
  3. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Yes can be done. Using Airport Express N as expensive wireless card for my gaming computer.

    If you have an extra router or the router is cheaper (or gets more signal strength) than a usb adapter.
     
  4. IdiddidI thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks guys. I have a spare wireless router, which is why I was asking. Appreciate the help! :)
     

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