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    wireless networks

    hey i need a little help setting up a wireless network

    ive set up wired networks befor but never a wireless network

    what is the difference between a wireless router and an acess point

    from what i can tell if you want to have the internet conection be on more then one of the computers i would need a router

    if i want to hook up 7 computers is all i would need is a wireless router and 7 wireless cards snd then set it up the same way as a wired network software wise or do i need any other hardware will 1 router be able to hold all 7 computers without any aditional hardware
    thanks

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    A router should be able to handle 254 connections (theoretically). The difference between a WAP and a wireless router is that the WAP doesn't have a built-in DHCP server, so it requres whatever is in the WAN/Uplink port to assign the IPs, whereas the router assigns the IPs itself.
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    thanks

    so if i allready have a wired router i can just go from my cable modem to the wired router to an wireless access point and then that would work


    or i could just get a wireless router and not use my wired router at all

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    Either of those should work fine.
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