Well, I think I'll have a one last “word” of advice. I would not go wireless unless portability is a necessity. Wire is faster and more reliable than wireless (I presume from other experience since I have not done a wireless LAN). Lacking experience in this area, I'll rely on a quote:
"The specified transfer rate for 802.11b at close range (under 100 feet in an office environment) is 11Mbps, but this can drop to only 1Mbps as you approach 300 feet indoors. After coping with interference, system overhead, and other factors, real-world, close-range throughput for 802.11b is often 400 Kbps to 700 Kpbs. (Yes, that’s roughly five percent of the speed found with Ethernet and .5 percent of Fast Ethernet.)”
From page 6, Reseller Advocate Magazine, RAM:05
Although that speed may be OK for sharing an Internet connection and occasional file transfers, I know that it is far too slow for my taste from work I did testing phoneline networks (http://duxcw.com/digest/Reviews/Network/intel/anysum.htm and http://duxcw.com/digest/Reviews/Network/dlink/dhn910/dhn910.htm) for the usual things I do with networks. Also, it costs a lot more--if you run cable yourself and do not figure-in the one-time cost of the labor required to run it.
Guess I’m going to have to set one up and test it… don’t hold your breath.
I would very much like some more input on wireless networks from readers who have experience with them. Larry