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Wireless Broadband help

damaje73 Avatar
9y, 10m agoPosted 9 years, 10 months ago
Please help an inept computer user:

I have two laptops, both of which can detect wireless connections, therefore, I assume they are wireless. Please forgive me if I haave stated the obvious, I am relatively new to this 'wireless' world we live in.:oops:

Anyway, i am looking to buy a wireless router to link both laptops up to. Although I do not know what to ask for and when I have gone to Maplins/PC World/et al, they have just blinded me with science and to be honest made the situation a whole lot worse for me!!!!!!!!!

I would be very grateful, if someone with knowledge of these things has or knows of a simple solution to my problems and would be willing to note them down and share them with me.

Thanks for all your help in advance,

Damaje37
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9y, 10m agoPosted 9 years, 10 months ago
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#1
First of all how do you get your internet connection?

Is it down your BT line or through Cable or NTL?
#2
We get internet connection through a regular broadband connection on a BT line. Does this mean we need to get not only a wireless modem but also a card?

Damaje73
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If your laptops are detecting wireless connections they are all set for wireless, just need the wireless router/modem now.
#4
This is how it works for me , connect the high speed modem (either cable or dsl) to a wireless router I have a D LInk wireless G router with 4 ports this is probably all you need and is not very expensive - then you need to configure your lappys to connect to the router and make the connection secure
#5
Also bear in mind when configuring and securing your wireless network, make sure you opt for WPA rather than the older, much weaker WEP protocol.

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/networking/expert/bowman_03july28.mspx

Im sure someone will be able to talk you through it if you get stuck.

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