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wireless adapter for router?

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9y, 10m agoPosted 9 years, 10 months ago
I've just ordered the gateway laptop from play.com, which has a wifi network card. one annoying thing is my router does not have a wireless network thing, so i was wondering if there were any i could just add on the router to make it compatible? rather than having to change the router or plug a cable in the laptop all the time.
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9y, 10m agoPosted 9 years, 10 months ago
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#1
I don't think it is possible. Is it a cable or ADSL router?

I have searched to see if you could connect a wireless modem to a wited router but can't seem to dig anything up.

Either way I think it would be just as cheap to get a wireless router. Be careful though, make sure you get the correct type (cable just are normally just the routers and ADSL normally have the modem built in).
#2
its too much of a hassle to set up a new router, i just don't have the time to do this, and it would mean a possible several hours without a connection which i cannot afford.

its adsl. some "bt" router.
#3
Do your neighbours not have a wireless network? Have you tried setting up your laptop wirelessly and doing a search for any connections?

Your neighbours may have an open connection that you can piggy back on. If not they may have a closed one that they could let you have access to until you get yours setup, that way you can rig up your new network and have your laptop beside you to do what you need to do.

Just a thought mate.
#4
well i wanted to use my own internet but no i haven't tried yet. the laptop is still in the post so i can't even try.

so is the only option to get a wifi router?
#5
It's illegal to use wireless that does not belong to you without permission
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/4721723.stm

It would most likely be far more of a headache getting an access point to work with your existing router than getting a whole new one, should only take 5 mins setting up
#6
ill look into it... but if anyone can tell me how to do this without getting a new router, please do tell me.
thanks for the help up to now thought.
#7
morales
well i wanted to use my own internet but no i haven't tried yet. the laptop is still in the post so i can't even try.

so is the only option to get a wifi router?


I know you want your own connection, what I meant was see if your neighbour has a connection then you can piggy back on that with your laptop, then go out and buy a wireless router and connect your main PC up to that, in the mean time you will still have a connection on your laptop to do whatever you need to do as you say you need the internet at all times.

As for being any other way around it, I have no idea mate.
#8
Robotochan
It's illegal to use wireless that does not belong to you without permission
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/4721723.stm

It would most likely be far more of a headache getting an access point to work with your existing router than getting a whole new one, should only take 5 mins setting up


I have not even clicked your link, if someone decided not to secure their network than thats their problem.

It's like saying it's illegal to have a pint after 11-o-clock in your local, but that does not stop people doing it.

But my main point was, most people know their neighbours, I am sure they would let them use it for a few hours while they setup their own.
#9
http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?t=44451

There's a Netgear ADSL wireless router in the forsale section.....are you with AOL..if so phone them as they may give you a free one if you ask nicely.
#10
I have now decided to get a wireless router. it has to have a minimum of 2 wireless connections and 4 normal plugs. (or something similar, but i need to be able to connect cables to it).

i would prefer it if the setup was idiot proof... as when i read about routers my mind just goes :?

i would prefer to keep the price as low as possible too, without ruining the quality of the router. the wireless speed itself isn't that important... as long as its stable and the router doesn't crash often.


thank you all for your help already, but its your fault im asking for more :thumbsup: you convinced me the only way is to get a wireless router.





btw thanks currychops, but i'd prefer to pay a little more and have something new with a warrantee or something
#11
Well the router for sale is unused so should have a warranty from the date it was supplied by AOL...when you say you want to connect cables to the router ..what exactly do you mean????

With a wireless router you simply connect it to a electric supply, connect the telephone line (as you do with your present modem) and connect the router to your PC with the supplied ethernet cable..it connects to the LAN socket on the rear of your PC...make sure you have a LAN socket or you'll have to fit an internal LAN PCI card.

There'll be no problem with wireless connections from other PCs/laptops in your house and you can set it up securely so that others cannot piggyback on your connection.

The set up of the router is quite easy.
I have a Netgear..the same as the for sale item and it works fine...wirelessly connecting all 3 PCs in my home.
#12
yeah sorry i hadn't actually had a real look at wireless routers, i thought they were a lot different didnt realise it was exactly the same apart from being wireless compatible. What i meant about the cables was for connecting computers without wireless network cards to the router.
The guy who is selling the wireless router contacted me, i said i'll contact him about it in a few days.

anyway i've borrowed one of a friend until i find something.
in the mean time, i'll keep an eye out in the hot deals section.

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