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Old 06-19-2008, 05:47 PM
Fred
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Default Can I use a USB WiFi hub instead of hardwired connection on my PC

I have a Linksys-G broadband router that is hard wired (ethernet cable) to
my desk top P.C.

Can I replace the hard wired connection with a USB WiFi hub or must it
remain hardwired?

I use the router to connect with my notebook.

I don't want to purchase a USB hub if I can't use it and the Linksys router
manual is vague on the issue.

Fred



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Old 06-19-2008, 06:16 PM
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Default Re: Can I use a USB WiFi hub instead of hardwired connection on myPC

Fred wrote:
> I have a Linksys-G broadband router that is hard wired (ethernet cable) to
> my desk top P.C.
>
> Can I replace the hard wired connection with a USB WiFi hub or must it
> remain hardwired?
>
> I use the router to connect with my notebook.
>
> I don't want to purchase a USB hub if I can't use it and the Linksys router
> manual is vague on the issue.


Just so that I understand: You're wanting to drop the wired connection
between your broadband router and your desktop by making the desktop
wireless? What's more, you want to make the desktop wireless by making
a USB connection to a wireless hub? (If you could provide a link to the
product you're thinking about buying, that would help.)

If that's right, it seems a little perverse. Although that can probably
be made to work, it seems more straightforward to:

1) Plug a wireless access point into the desktop, either through the
existing ethernet port or through a usb port. (Maybe this is what
you're referring to when you say "wireless hub.")

2) Plug a wireless network card into a PCI slot in the desktop.

The second option seems the better one to me if this modification is
intended to be permanent. If you're expecting to move your hardware
between machines on occasion, perhaps the first option is more portable.

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Old 06-19-2008, 07:10 PM
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Default Re: Can I use a USB WiFi hub instead of hardwired connection on myPC

Grinder wrote:
> Fred wrote:
>> I have a Linksys-G broadband router that is hard wired (ethernet
>> cable) to my desk top P.C.
>>
>> Can I replace the hard wired connection with a USB WiFi hub or must it
>> remain hardwired?
>>
>> I use the router to connect with my notebook.
>>
>> I don't want to purchase a USB hub if I can't use it and the Linksys
>> router manual is vague on the issue.

>
> Just so that I understand: You're wanting to drop the wired connection
> between your broadband router and your desktop by making the desktop
> wireless? What's more, you want to make the desktop wireless by making
> a USB connection to a wireless hub? (If you could provide a link to the
> product you're thinking about buying, that would help.)


If this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817394066

....is what you mean by "wireless hub," then that would not be suitable
for networking your desktop.

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Old 06-19-2008, 07:54 PM
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Default Re: Can I use a USB WiFi hub instead of hardwired connection on myPC

Fred wrote:
> I have a Linksys-G broadband router that is hard wired (ethernet cable) to
> my desk top P.C.
>
> Can I replace the hard wired connection with a USB WiFi hub or must it
> remain hardwired?
>
> I use the router to connect with my notebook.
>
> I don't want to purchase a USB hub if I can't use it and the Linksys router
> manual is vague on the issue.
>
> Fred
>
>

Are you looking for something like this?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833320107
This will let you connect to your router and remove the wire. I don't
know the product but there are a ton of these things.
There are also cards if this is a desktop.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833127080

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Old 06-20-2008, 03:40 AM
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Default Re: Can I use a USB WiFi hub instead of hardwired connection on my PC

Thanks for responding. This is what I had in mind.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833320107

I guess my use of the word "USB hub" was confusing.

Fred


"Grinder" <grinder@no.spam.maam.com> wrote in message
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> Grinder wrote:
>> Fred wrote:
>>> I have a Linksys-G broadband router that is hard wired (ethernet cable)
>>> to my desk top P.C.
>>>
>>> Can I replace the hard wired connection with a USB WiFi hub or must it
>>> remain hardwired?
>>>
>>> I use the router to connect with my notebook.
>>>
>>> I don't want to purchase a USB hub if I can't use it and the Linksys
>>> router manual is vague on the issue.

>>
>> Just so that I understand: You're wanting to drop the wired connection
>> between your broadband router and your desktop by making the desktop
>> wireless? What's more, you want to make the desktop wireless by making a
>> USB connection to a wireless hub? (If you could provide a link to the
>> product you're thinking about buying, that would help.)

>
> If this:
>
> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817394066
>
> ...is what you mean by "wireless hub," then that would not be suitable for
> networking your desktop.




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Old 06-20-2008, 03:47 AM
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Default Re: Can I use a USB WiFi hub instead of hardwired connection on my PC

Exactly what I had in mind. I know you can use these devices on all other
computers on your LAN but I wasn't sure if the host computer had to be hard
wired.

Fred

"Big_Al" <BigAl@md.com> wrote in message
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> Fred wrote:
>> I have a Linksys-G broadband router that is hard wired (ethernet cable)
>> to my desk top P.C.
>>
>> Can I replace the hard wired connection with a USB WiFi hub or must it
>> remain hardwired?
>>
>> I use the router to connect with my notebook.
>>
>> I don't want to purchase a USB hub if I can't use it and the Linksys
>> router manual is vague on the issue.
>>
>> Fred

> Are you looking for something like this?
> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833320107
> This will let you connect to your router and remove the wire. I don't
> know the product but there are a ton of these things.
> There are also cards if this is a desktop.
> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833127080




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Old 06-20-2008, 05:31 AM
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Default Re: Can I use a USB WiFi hub instead of hardwired connection on myPC

Fred wrote:
>>>> I have a Linksys-G broadband router that is hard wired (ethernet cable)
>>>> to my desk top P.C.
>>>>
>>>> Can I replace the hard wired connection with a USB WiFi hub or must it
>>>> remain hardwired?
>>>>
>>>> I use the router to connect with my notebook.
>>>>
>>>> I don't want to purchase a USB hub if I can't use it and the Linksys
>>>> router manual is vague on the issue.


Grinder wrote:
>>> Just so that I understand: You're wanting to drop the wired connection
>>> between your broadband router and your desktop by making the desktop
>>> wireless? What's more, you want to make the desktop wireless by making a
>>> USB connection to a wireless hub? (If you could provide a link to the
>>> product you're thinking about buying, that would help.)


Fred wrote:
> Thanks for responding. This is what I had in mind.
>
> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833320107
>
> I guess my use of the word "USB hub" was confusing.


Yeah, that should work. Sometimes you have to have a hard connection to
your wireless router to configure it, so you might want to get a 50'
Ethernet cable for such occasions.

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Old 06-20-2008, 06:36 AM
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Default Re: Can I use a USB WiFi hub instead of hardwired connection on my PC

Fred wrote:
>
> Exactly what I had in mind. I know you can use these devices on
> all other computers on your LAN but I wasn't sure if the host
> computer had to be hard wired.


Please do not top-post. Your answer belongs after (or intermixed
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Old 06-20-2008, 01:13 PM
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Default Re: Can I use a USB WiFi hub instead of hardwired connection on myPC

Fred wrote:
> Exactly what I had in mind. I know you can use these devices on all other
> computers on your LAN but I wasn't sure if the host computer had to be hard
> wired.
>
> Fred
>
> "Big_Al" <BigAl@md.com> wrote in message
> news:g3edi6$ffs$1@registered.motzarella.org...
>> Fred wrote:
>>> I have a Linksys-G broadband router that is hard wired (ethernet cable)
>>> to my desk top P.C.
>>>
>>> Can I replace the hard wired connection with a USB WiFi hub or must it
>>> remain hardwired?
>>>
>>> I use the router to connect with my notebook.
>>>
>>> I don't want to purchase a USB hub if I can't use it and the Linksys
>>> router manual is vague on the issue.
>>>
>>> Fred

>> Are you looking for something like this?
>> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833320107
>> This will let you connect to your router and remove the wire. I don't
>> know the product but there are a ton of these things.
>> There are also cards if this is a desktop.
>> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833127080

>
>

I think the word *host* is a bad word. Just because your main PC is
wired does not make it a host. Wiring does not make it a host. You
could have an entire system of wireless PC's.
Wired/wireless is simply a way of communications. End of story.
Granted when setting up a router, its easier to do the config work with
a wired machine since a wired connection takes less setup (no password
passkey etc).


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