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Wi-fi 802.11 wireless home network without a hub

Bill Horne wrote:
> Thank you for reading this.
> My neighbor wants to connect his home computers with wireless cards,
> and has asked for my help. He has four PC's, and wants a "least cost" 
> solution.
> If you have used cheap 802.11 PCI cards in an "ad hoc" wireless 
> network, without a wireless hub, please tell me how it worked out
> and if you'd recommend it as a low-cost alternative to a Linksys 
> or Netgear Wireless Access Point.

Wireless gateways are so cheap now (I've seen them as low as $60 after rebate at Micro Center) that there isn't much point to not buying one, especially since they double as the router for your broadband connection.

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