Do I *NEED* a WAP to use NetRemote?
Kinda embarrassing asking such a noob question after wanting/preparing for/buying equipment for/waiting for/even evangelizing NetRemote for almost a year now, but...
If I had a wireless PCI NIC in my HTPC, and a wireless CF card in my PPC, is that "good enough"? Even if (potentially) neither of them can "see" my WAP?
My problem is that my wireless router is upstairs and toward the back of the house. (It resides there because our "office" is combined w/the upstairs guest bedroom, so that's where the printer lives, and since the wireless router has a built-in print server, it serves the main PC (via CAT5) and the notebook (via wifi.)
The best solution would be a second WAP in the front part of the house so that the whole house is covered...
(but at the moment, I'm not allowed to spend any more money on HT equipment. ops: )
So, for now, I'm thinking that if I could beg/borrow/steal (not literally - but maybe pick one up so cheaply as to keep myself out of trouble :wink: ) an 802.11 PCI NIC, then, even if the HTPC and/or PPC can't see the wireless router upstairs, at least they can see each other.
Would this work? Is it really that easy? It would be nice to finally start working w/NetRemote.
Keep up the great work, Ben!