Good Wireless set-up for my Parents' House??

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  1. Phil_L

    Phil_L Second Unit

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    I want to set up my parents with wireless internet for their laptop. They've already got a cable internet set up on their desktop. I am looking for a router and a wireless card. The laptop is a compaq, Pentium 3, 1.7gig processor. I want to get something known for good range as their house is quite large and they'll probably be using the laptop all over. Would prefer not to spend more than $150 total. Also need something user friendly, as they are not tech heads. Any recommendations? Thanks in advance....
     
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    First, go with the wireless "g" standard. You'll get good distance, higher speeds (mostly unnecessary), and better security. Look at Linksys and D-Link for routers as they tend to have the most user-friendly, relatively inexpensive units. Your best bet is probably Ebay for good prices. If you want things to go really smoothly get a card by the same manufacturer as the router. Not totally necessary, but could make your life simpler. And please, make sure to set up encryption on your wireless network.
     

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