I'm moving into a new apartment this summer, and for each room's ethernet hookup, they want $295/year (not a terrible price, but why pay $900 to the company when we can get away with routing it for $295 + new wireless supplies!)
Just looking at Amazon, and with the Netgear MA401 PCMCIA card I have, I've been happy with Netgear, and I want to go with them.
Router: MR814 802.11b - $59.95
Latptop: MA401 802.11b - $53.99
Desktop: MA101 802.11b - $50.95
1 girl has a laptop, the other has a desktop, and I have both (I'd only need a desktop adapter)
So far, I'm seeing
$295.00 - one room ethernet hookup
$60.00 - Router
~$55.00 - Either adapter
Total: $410 divided by 3 people = $137 (in lieu of $295)
What do you think? Is there a cheaper solution that you know of? LMK!