Do I need high speed internet for a wireless router to work?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by dispiece, Feb 17, 2007.

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    dispiece Guest

    I want to set up a home network with a wireless router. Do I need high speed
    internet for the router to work? Sorry if this is a stupid question.
    dispiece, Feb 17, 2007
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    Malke Guest

    I'm not sure if your question has to do with wanting to know if you can
    set up a wireless router with dialup Internet access or if you just want
    to set up a Local Area Network (lan) wirelessly but with no Internet access.

    In both cases the answer is yes. Here's a link about sharing dialup:

    If you need more than this, please post back with a more complete
    description of your computers and what you are trying to do.

    Malke, Feb 17, 2007
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    dispiece Guest

    Thanks for the reply. Right now, I want to set up a wireless home network so
    that I can transfer files from one computer to the others, print from one of
    two printers, and play multiplayer games. Cable and dsl isn't available in
    my area so I am stuck with dial-up. I didn't know that sharing dial-up is
    allowed. Well, I don't need to share the internet connection. Right now, I
    have four computers. Two running windows vista home basic and the other two
    running windows xp. They all have wireless card built-in or wireless usb
    adapter. I don't have a wireless router yet because I am trying to find the
    answer to my question before I go and buy. Again, all I need is a wireless
    home network to share files, printer, and play multiplayer games, like Age of
    Empire, Black hawk down, etc.
    dispiece, Feb 17, 2007
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    Steve Urbach Guest

    there are Wireless routers and there are Wireless "Access points".
    An access point may not provide DHCP services (and is un-wanted if you
    run Internet connection sharing).
    Personal preference is separate boxes for separate functions.
    Therefore, my router handles the DSL, DHCP and I use a access point
    that just allows wireless to attach to my network.

    \The advantages are; I can reboot any piece without disturbing the
    wired network (except the DHCP part). My higher end router even has a
    dial up (as a backup) feature, so no specific computer hosts the dial
    up and auto-switch (if enabled) happens without user intervention.
    Steve Urbach, Feb 17, 2007
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