Mike wrote:
I am building an office in the garage and I need to get network/internet
access in there for multiple computers. Lets assume running a cable from the
router attached to the modem is not an option at this time. Is there a way I
can hook up some sort of wireless access point to communicate with the
wireless router hooked up the modem?

The route would look like:

router (w/ wireless)


switch (or hub)
multiple computers

None of the computers I want to hook up have wireless cards. Is this
possible? Suggestions to get it work?

I have a similar setup, but I plug a couple AirLink adapters into whatever electrical plugs are available at each end. I don't know how isolated the circuits are in your garage/office, so I can't guess how well, nor if, it would work for you.

My AS/400, for example, plugs into one of my switches; the switch uplinks to an AirLink; another AirLink elsewhere connects to my router (a WRT54G); and my router connects to my DSL modem.

I have a couple other AirLinks as well for other areas.

From later comments -- I don't use Skype at home; however, neither cell phones nor our wireless land-line phones have caused recognizable problems. I don't expect them ever to interfere, though I know there's a technical possibility. If I'm not using wireless, it's harder for those to be a problem. OTOH, electrical line noise would be a different issue -- but that's not been noticed either for me.

Just a possibility.

Tom Liotta

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