This question is a hardware related question.
First of all let me just say that i know nothing about wireless networking, i've never needed to use them before and now im going to be setting one up i'll need some adive from you guys :-) I'll want the network to be compatible with both windows and linux.
At the moment my home network uses a ethernet router which connects to a hub and 4 computers connect to the hub via RJ45 cables.
We want the network to become wireless and I dont know where to start.
Is it possible for me to keep the current router and buy an access point and connect this to the router and then just put wireless cards in the computers? Is it as simple as that? Or will i have to buy a wireless router, scrap the current ethernet router and then buy the cards?
Also what type of connection should i get, 802.11b or g? I heard that the WEP security in b is very weak but i dont know anything about g.
The wireless card i'll buy for the computer will probably be via a pci slot. Will knoppix have trouble detecting and using this?
Wow that question is longer than i though. The main points im asking is:
1. Can i just buy an access point and use that with my current ethernet router, and then just buy wireless cards?
2. 802.11b or g or doesnt it matter?
3. Will linux be happy with a nice pci wireless card?
4. Can you recommend any (cheapish) access points and cards that will work fine with linux and windows?
Thanks a lot :-)