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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-12-2006, 09:03 AM Thread Starter
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Do I have to have my desktop as my main point of connection for wireless?

Actually, I'm not even sure I asked that question right. I'm getting the FIOS service installed today and I'm not sure where I really want my desktop to be at in the house, but they're giving me one access point. Can I just connect a wireless router out of that point and then have my desktop somewhere else in the house...the same as you would have with a laptop? I guess kind of like having a wireless network card, but for my desktop. Sorry if this sounds confusing.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-12-2006, 09:04 AM
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Yea, if you have a wireless router, you can put your desktop anywhere with in rangel. wish i could get fios You dont need a pc on the router for it to work either. My router is wireless but my pc is right next to it with a wireless pci card.

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yes. i have fios set up that way. no problem.
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Thanks for the info. I took my WUSB11 off my TIVO and plugged it into my computer and it connected right up! I was surprised it was so simple.
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wish i could get fios
same here

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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-12-2006, 06:39 PM
 
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what the hell is fios?
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yeah, just buy a usb wireless adapter.

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nm- didnt know verizon had put their own name on direct fiber service. FIOS. makes sense.
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nm- didnt know verizon had put their own name on direct fiber service. FIOS. makes sense.
you got it. unfortunately they don't service my neck of the woods....which is probably 1-2 miles from an area they do service

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