Wireless LAN question


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Old 07-02-08, 10:37 AM
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Question Wireless LAN question

Just bought a new computer and it includes a Wireless LAN 802.11 b/g/n. I'm no computer dummy but not sure what purpose it serves in a home computer or what it's supposed to do for me. Can someone explain, please?
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It just saves you from having to run a cable to where ever you put the computer, and an easier ability to move it later. I still however prefer wired over wireless, for reliability and security reasons.
 
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Originally Posted by toofer View Post
It just saves you from having to run a cable to where ever you put the computer, and an easier ability to move it later.
Not much more I can add to this response
 
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Old 07-02-08, 03:37 PM
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Need to have a wireless router, of course. Comes in especially handy if it's a laptop.
 
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also lets you pick up WIFI at hotels and public places that offer it .

Our county library offers it

out city offers free WIFI that covers a good part of downtown



some of my suppliers offer it



etc etc

so its really a worthwhile add even if your like me and use a wired connection at home
 
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Old 07-02-08, 05:38 PM
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Originally Posted by the_tow_guy View Post
Need to have a wireless router, of course. Comes in especially handy if it's a laptop.
this is the important part. You need a counterpart to the computer wireless card to be able to utilize the WiFi.

If you do not have a wireless router now, you will not be able to utilize WiFi at your house.

this, and the implementation of a wireless router will allow you to use a printer at your house without connecting it physically to your computer as well as any other peripherals you may have.
 
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Old 07-02-08, 05:58 PM
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OK, thanks guys! I DO have a wireless router and I got a wireless printer, so I guess it'll come in handy for that.
 
 

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