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#1 Posted on 12.7.04 0543.43
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Currently, I have to unplug my cable modem from my computer and plug it in to the back of my PS2 in order to play online. Given where my tower sits, and how hard it is to get behind it, this doesn't happen that often. I'm looking at the Best Buy ad, and I think I've decided to go with a wireless router to create a more permanent situation for my PS2 to be online.

Will there be any problems if I move my PS2 from the room it resides in mostly, to my bedroom? Is it going to be painful to set up?

My other issues are with cost/quality. Is the difference between an 802.11b and a 802.11g connection that great for what I'm going to be using it for? Is it worth the 20 dollar price difference that I'm looking at? Is it going to be a pain in the ass to set up and get configured.


I'm running Windows 98 with disgustingly low RAM (64 mb). Will this matter?

Thanks in advance.
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#2 Posted on 12.7.04 1107.06
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If you keep your game systems in a particular room then you can have your cable company just install another HSD line/modem in that room. You would take the modem that you are using now on your computer (because that modems serial # is already on the network) and move that to the PS2/X-Box, hook it up to the new HSD line and the USB cable to whatever system. It will work no problem.

The new modem you would get would need to be added to your profile with cable company/HSD provider. So this is just like the first time you installed it on your computer. This new modem needs to be added to your profile via your computer, so thatís why its easier to move the old modem to your game systems since itís already in your profile and working properly, and not having hook up the new modem to the computer, making sure it works, then taking it off again and moving it to your game systems

You have to tell the cable company what you are doing so they donít try to charge you for networking feeís. If they try to tell you have to pay more then the rental of another modem DONíT. Basically what you would be doing id sharing the bandwidth between the 2 modem lines. I have had this for over a year now and itís no big deal at all.
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#3 Posted on 12.7.04 1138.46
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I have my PS2 and computer in my room, and my wireless router downstairs. I have a USB wireless desktop adapter hooked up to the comuter, and a wireless game adapter hooked up to the PS2. After some initial trouble getting the PS2 to work with the adapter, I have had no problems with speed on either the computer or PS2, and that's with 802.11b. I have Comcast cable internet, and it has been working beautifully. The wireless router and adapters are all Linksys, and when I had problems setting it up, they had pretty good tech support. I have heard good things about D-Link as well.
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#4 Posted on 12.7.04 1531.06
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I think I found my solution. Has anyone had experience with the Nyko Web Extender, or should I just go with a wired router and leave my PS2 in one room?

(edited by Whitebacon on 12.7.04 1615)
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#5 Posted on 12.7.04 2229.32
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Dude, just buy a hub! Hasn't done me wrong.
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#6 Posted on 12.7.04 2310.54
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Yep, a hub would be the cheapest way to go. I got a Belkins 5 port hub for 9.99. I got 2 computers, X-box, PS2 and even a port for my dusty Game Cube. Unless you have a labtop and or a PDA or you want to support your neighbors internet habit forget about the wireless.
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#7 Posted on 13.7.04 0013.24
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A hub won't work unless your cable company will sell you multiple IP addresses.

You should probably just buy a cable/DSL router on the cheap and then use that. It will connect to your cable modem, grab an IP using DHCP, and then serve IPs to your devices.

The set-up is pretty easy, plus you'll be more secure from people port-scanning your machine than you currently are with a direct connection to the internet.

They're cheap now too - probably under $50 if you look around.


//edit: Here's one at Amazon for $35.

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000069K98/qid=1089695625/sr=8-1/ref=pd_ka_1/002-8759679-5575233?v=glance&s=pc&n=507846

I've never used the D-link model. Search there, they had a Linksys one for $50

(edited by Guru Zim on 12.7.04 2214)
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