Recently (after my Parents have managed to save up some money for it) we're switching broadband providers. We're going from AOL to Sky (with it, we get some special Sky package that my Dad wants). Anyway, at the moment (with AOL) we're on wired. With Sky, we'll be on wireless. We've two computers in the house, and two laptops. Both the laptops have built-in wireless adaptors. The computers do not though, and I am in need of two (one for my brother, and one for me). Does anyone know any good brands to use, and at what price I am likely to find them? In all fairness, I don't quite know much about wireless cards etc, we bought some adaptors a while back to work with AOL Wireless, but the adaptors (which you'd plug into your USB port) kept cutting out.. I never did find a solution to the problem, other than the adaptors were crap, or AOL was crap.. Or both! Anyway, UK sites only please. I'm a UK resident, it'll make my life easier. Thanks! :)
Huh why should you need wireless ? Do you mean that your new provider provides ( ^^ ) a "wireless-only" router ? ... :Puzzled:
If they provide a wireless router then just take it out and put a wired one in?
Unless you actually wanted a wireless network, of course.
You can use cables to connect to the Sky Router as well.
The wireless is turned on by default with WPA security. But you can connect to the router through a cable, probably like you were for AOL. You don't HAVE to use wireless.
The wireless just means its there if you want to use it.
(Also, on a side note you can't replace the Sky Router, not legally anyway. Only ones from Sky are permitted.)
From what I've seen though most wireless network cards are reliable now.
Enterprise2002;4571882(Also, on a side note you can't replace the Sky Router, not legally anyway. Only ones from Sky are permitted.)
Really? Do they make using their router part of the contract or something like that?
Anyway that shouldn't prevent you from connecting your own router between theirs and your machines...
We can have a wired option if we want, but we don't. At the moment, the main telephone line is in my parents bedroom, which is along the hall. Me and my Brother have computers in our respective rooms. We currently have cables running down the hall in two directions, so that me and my brother can use the internet. My parents have been getting very annoyed with these cables, hence why we're moving to wireless. Parents can't complain.
Bs|Archaon;4571931Really? Do they make using their router part of the contract or something like that?
Yep. Although funnily enough they state the hardware is yours, but they own the software. They also don't provide you your username or password for connection.