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Setting Up A Connection For A Laptop And A Desktop.


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#1 Sarah8503

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Posted 21 October 2007 - 10:05 PM

I have a DSL Modem, a Linksys Router , a laptop and a desktop. I need to set up a connection to use a laptop and desktop in the same house. My desktop has D-Link on it. I have the disk that came with my router also. So, now what do I do?

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Posted 23 October 2007 - 03:06 PM

It will be more helpfull if you provide me with the Linksys Router model number so i can download the Manual and be able to help you more.

i will supose that the linksys router have the wireless option and you want you connect wirelessly to the internet from your laptop.
So first you need to connect the DSL modem to the router.and from the router a cable should be plugged in the desktop PC.

Now You will be able to configure the router with the internet settings that you should get from your ISP.U can configure the router through your desktop PC.
Once the Router and PC are configured u will be able to use internet on ur desktop and have wi-fi in ur house.
Provide me with the Router model number so i can help you more.

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Posted 23 October 2007 - 03:44 PM

Oh, I should've updated this - I already figured it out a couple of days ago. Thanks for helping though.

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Posted 23 October 2007 - 04:33 PM

Anytime ;)
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Posted 18 November 2007 - 11:13 PM

okay, I need help now. For some reason, the connection I had, isn't working that well. So I need help setting up a connection for a desktop (wired) and then a wireless connection for a laptop.

I have a linksys router, now sure of the model number. But, I am just fed up and really losing my patience with it all! LOL. Please help.

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Posted 19 November 2007 - 05:56 AM

The idea is to connect the DSL modem to the router, and connect the PC by cable to the router and for wireless when u setup the internect coonection settings on the router it will work just fine.

Now i need you to give me the model number so i can help you step by step.
Waitin :thumbsup:

Edited by Wassim, 19 November 2007 - 05:57 AM.

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Posted 19 November 2007 - 11:31 AM

okay, when I am online on my laptop, my sister's desktop has limited or no connection.

I will get the model number for you asap. I'm heading out the door to work.

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Posted 19 November 2007 - 09:57 PM

model # WRT54G v5

Edited by Sarah8503, 19 November 2007 - 10:36 PM.


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Posted 20 November 2007 - 09:53 AM

Hey Sarah,

i've looked around for you and i found some nice step by step instructions for ur router and i believe if u follow them u wouldnt be having problems.

Start here http://linksys.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/linksy...d=3973237401B07

and go to the links they give you inside for more infos and instructions.

now read them carefully and compare to what you have done earlier and see if u have done anything wrong.

If the problem persists let me know.

Good Luck.

P.S :IF u really get fed up u could ask the help of a techie guy (BF, friend....)

Edited by Wassim, 20 November 2007 - 10:24 AM.

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Posted 20 November 2007 - 10:28 AM

i contacted linksys through live chat last night, and they helped me through it. So, everything is working SO much better, so far!

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Posted 20 November 2007 - 10:32 AM

Damn i always reply too late... i didnt have the chance to help you ..YET..
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Posted 20 November 2007 - 01:34 PM

Sorry. I just couldn't wait. Maybe I will have another problem soon you can help me with!

Edited by Sarah8503, 20 November 2007 - 02:07 PM.


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Posted 22 November 2007 - 01:25 AM

Okay, I got a problem, maybe you can help me with. My desktop computer has Windows XP, my laptop has Windows Vista. Well, I want to make a network between them where we can share files. any help?

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Posted 23 November 2007 - 09:48 AM

IF u want to connect them with a cable its very simple. But as for wirelessly through the router i am not sure about it.

Search for this matter in the forum here coz i've seen it asked many times before.
I'll try to do a quick search for you when i get back from work tonight hopefully u didnt find a solution yet.
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