Anyone using NTL for home broadband?(UK)

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Anyone using NTL for home broadband?(UK)

I want to set up a home wirless network!

I have NTL providing my broadband from a set top box.

I only want to 1 PC and 1 Laptop.

I would like the range to reach down-staris and if possibloe in the garden!

Has anyone got any good recommendations for a GOOD & SIMPLE router??
I already have a Netgear PCI card for the PC and a Netgear wireless USB.


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Any simple netgear should do really, but you might need a larger antenna or a wireless extender.

NETGEAR WGR614

NETGEAR ANT24O5 Indoor 5 dBi Omni-directional Antenna

That should get you going very nicely.
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Hello, Ive got NTL Broadband and a wireless network. What i reccomend is an Actiontec Wirelles Router and then any other make of Wirelless Adaptor is fine.

When you say that yoy havea PCI card for the PC, you dont need that. What you must do is connect th PC to the set top box with some cables that you get with the router and then stick the wireless adaptor into the laptop and search for wireless connections.

That should do you fine. :)
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Hmmmm. Ive heard good things about the belkin wireless router kit. I dont have one but ive helped set one up and it was suprisingly easy (for belkin anyway).
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everyone and their brother makes a wireless router nowadays. If you have far to broadcast though, you will probably need a better antenna. The Wireless extenders tend to slow down the network a lot.

Also be sure to find a router and matching wireless cards that support higher-end encryption. WEP is no longer considered safe, anyone with a clue can crack into your network in a heartbeat.
You want WPA-PSK AES encryption. There is also TKIP, but you are far better off with AES.

The key is to find the matching hardware that will support that. Unfortunately if you use a PDA or other such device, you will probably be stuck on TKIP or setting the router to auto-detect the level of encryption.

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