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NETWORKING: HOME

PC Help LA offers 2 options for your home network installation:

We can install your DSL so you can share your internet access with all computers in your house as well as share files and printers.

 Wireless Home Networking

The most common question today when people start talking about setting up a wireless network is what do I need. This page will give you a better understanding of exactly what you need. You will find the recommendation of our expert wireless network professionals included below.

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The first thing you need is what's called a Wireless Broadband Router. This device takes your Internet connection and shares it wirelessly throughout your home or office. Without getting too technical, most cable and dsl service providers only allow their customers to have 1 IP Address. This is a problem because every computer on the Internet needs it's own IP address. This is solved by something called Network Address Translation or NAT. Basically what happens is the router takes that 1 IP address for itself, and then gives each computer access through itself to the Internet. .
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The next thing you need are the desktop wireless adapters or Wireless USB Adapters. Each desktop computer that is going to be wireless needs one of these. It is a small device that connects to your desktop PCs via their USB port and allows them to communicate wirelessly to the Wireless Broadband Router.

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Next you will need a Wireless PC Card Adapter for your laptop. It is basically the same thing as the Wireless USB Adapter except that it fits in the PCMCIA slot in your laptop. These adapters allow your laptop to communicate with the Wireless Broadband Router so they may surf the Internet wirelessly.

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The last thing you may need is a desktop network card. These are only necessary if you plan on directly wiring a desktop to the router. Many people choose to do this because they have a desktop computer that is going to be close to the router , and they want to save a little money.  That's all the equipment you need.

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