Dell C600 laptop on home wireless network?
My wife has a C600 running win98 that currently has the xircom network adapter/modem pci card installed. We have DSL running through the modem, router (linksys), and a hub (linksys) feeding four points in the house that are hardwired with cat5 cable. The C600 works fine when we plug it into our hardwired home network.
However, she would like to use the laptop while sitting in bed (no hardwired network connection in the bedroom), and I would like to not have to run anymore cable in this house.
Can the C600 be used on a wireless home network? Is there a different card we can buy to replace the xircom network adapter card? If so, where can we buy it? Can this be done using win98 as the OS? Yeah, I know 98 is bad, but I'd really like to not have to buy a copy of XP if at all possible in this endeavor. But if I really need to, I guess I will.
Finally, how can I piggyback a wireless system onto our existing hardwired home network system? I have an open port on the hub I could use. Is there some sort of wireless router I could buy that would just plug into this open port and be in business???