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    Wireless Networking

    I have been reading and researching wireless internet so that I can merely transfer music from my home computer to outside in the driveway to my CarPC. I do not need to be able to access the internet 5 or 10 miles away, I just need it simply to reach the driveway so I can transfer music or data or programs instead of getting out the cable.

    Right now on TigersDirect, they have a D-Link 54Mbps 802.11g wireless start up kit. It comes with the D-Link DI-524 54Mbps Wireless Router and D-Link AirPlus 54Mbps 802.11g USB 2.0 Wireless Adapter. I'm not quite sure of all I need.

    Most people look to get wireless internet for war driving or accessing it around town, thats not what I need. Can someone tell me if this is a good product or whats the deal.

    Here is a link to the product I'm talking about. I read through the WiFi FAQ at the top already and found some useful information, but this is my goal. http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...&sku=D700-5310

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    That will do what you need, yes.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    You wouldn't think I'd need a seperate antenna or anything, that should cover it all.

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    Whether you want to go that route is entirely up to you.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    The nice thing about the usb adapters is you don't have to worry about cable loss with external antennas. If you aren't getting the signal you want just sit the thing on the roof of your car while you are transfering files.
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    So with all I'm using it for, that would work fine. Alright great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kbkid View Post
    So with all I'm using it for, that would work fine. Alright great.
    I would use some sort of security on your system though, you will probably find if the router is set to full power this may reach further than you intended and people going by could hack into your home system.

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    What kind of saftey precaution could I take? I understand what your saying, but I'm unsure of how to prevent this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kbkid View Post
    What kind of saftey precaution could I take? I understand what your saying, but I'm unsure of how to prevent this.
    There are dozens of guides out on the 'net to help secure a wireless network.
    Google for them.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    Quote Originally Posted by kbkid View Post
    What kind of saftey precaution could I take? I understand what your saying, but I'm unsure of how to prevent this.
    The router's user manual will outline how to set it up specifically for your application. Otherwise, like DP said, just hit up the net, or post questions on this forum
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