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#1 Birdy3_uk

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Posted 24 April 2005 - 01:48 PM

This is a very vague question unfotunately but I hope you can help. I recently Brought a new Laptop, With a PC Adapter card slot thingy...for wireless networking. I haven't got a card though.

My desktop pc is connected to tiscali Broadband and has been for ages, at the moment I connect my laptop to the internet using a cable to a router which is inserted in my desktop usb slot and this works fine. But recently I have been thinking about going wireless. What do i need? Also I am moving house soon in with a few friends of mine, they have a pc and broadband internet connection, through a different supplier but I am not sure about how everything is set up. i want a system that will enable me to connect via the Broadband I have at home now wirelessly but one that will also work when I move out and use it on another computer. What do i need? How do I set it up? etc. etc. Ta Tx

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#2 Birdy3_uk

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Posted 24 April 2005 - 02:35 PM

Also, do wireless routers, not modem/routers connect via usb to a pc with internet connection. Or does it depend how Modem is connected.


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Desktop has USB modem, where does wireless router connect? and what if the desktop doesn't have a usb modem.?

Also will my laptop be able to connect if the desktop pc is not on?

Thanks Tx

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Posted 03 May 2005 - 08:38 PM

hello birdy, you will need a wireless router and however many wireless pci cards (these have the dongles) you need and a wireles PCMCIA card or USB wireless stick. Insert the hardware and configure drivers. The only cabling you need is the standard RJ-45 Ethernet jack, or I guess you could run all USB. You need to go from the wall plug to the modem then to your router (you have created a RESIDENTIAL GATEWAY). All you need to do then is configure and secure your netwok. Your laptop will be able to acces the net because the router is managing all Network/Internet connections. This is just one way to do it though check Networking Help in XP help files.
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