Here's our Hardware Tip for.. March 22, 2002
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Sharing a Broadband Connection To The Internet--Part 4 of 4
As with any home network solution, make sure you study the product's specifications regarding the distance between PCs. With either a wired or wireless solution, you'll have to take into account a maximum distance spec, and you'll need this to figure out whether the products will work in your home.

Before you go shopping, measure the distance between your PCs. Also note whether walls, floors, or ceilings separate the systems you're attaching to your home network. Take all this information with you and plot out the design of your home network with the salespeople before you buy the network gear.