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    Anyone help setting up wireless broadband?

    My son has a 2wire 2700HG Wireless ADSL Modem/Router and he wants to set it up on his landlady's laptop so that he can use his desktop PC in his room. She receives "wired" broadband at the moment. What does he need to do? I'm not very good at this sort of thing - I did set up wireless for myself but it took me a week to get it right and now I can't remember what to do!!!
    Any help will be greatly appreciated!

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    You will have to be a bit clearer cos that doesnt make much sense atm.

    'he wants to set it up on his landlady's laptop so that he can use his desktop PC in his room'

    Original Poster

    Well - I have mine attached to my tower PC in the sitting room but my daughter can use her laptop in her bedroom with no wires (and he could use his desktop in his bedroom with no wires attached when he lived at home!). We thought he could maybe do the reverse of what I'm doing - if you see what I mean.
    What he actually wants to achieve is to be able to use broadband on his desktop in his room. At the moment his landlady can use her laptop in the ounge using a cable connected to the telephone line and her laptop.
    Gosh - does this make it any clearer? HELP

    Install wireless card.
    Type in the WEP key

    surf.

    Or something like that.

    I assume wireless is enabled in the router software etc? (permit the wireless devices IP address)

    Original Poster

    Thanks - I will pass all answers on to my son. Rep given for your kindness.
    Any other advice welcome :>)

    the wireless router needs to be attached on the landladys machine, then anyone else can access it via wireless

    You need either a wireless Access point attached to the Broadband modem or a Wireless ADSL Router which does both (ADSL modem and Wireless Access Point), once either of these are in place then you can start setting up a wireless network.

    Hi 2wire have a decent website explaining how to connect their equiptment
    support.2wire.com/
    if this is of no use he may need someone to help in person
    sorry cant be of more help

    cat74;2470523

    the wireless router needs to be attached on the landladys machine, then … the wireless router needs to be attached on the landladys machine, then anyone else can access it via wireless



    Actually, modem/routers don't need to be attached to any computers. They work on their own and computers connect to them either through a wired ethernet connection or a wireless connection. (wireless is new and not as good as ethernet, which why it's still availible).

    To set it up you'd generally plug the router into a power socket and the wall socket (via a microfilter usually). You then connect all the computers to it either via wired or wireless.

    Desktops don't come with wireless as often as laptops so your son may need to buy a wireless networking card for his desktop.

    EndlessWaves;2470931

    Actually, modem/routers don't need to be attached to any computers. They … Actually, modem/routers don't need to be attached to any computers. They work on their own and computers connect to them either through a wired ethernet connection or a wireless connection. (wireless is new and not as good as ethernet, which why it's still availible).To set it up you'd generally plug the router into a power socket and the wall socket (via a microfilter usually). You then connect all the computers to it either via wired or wireless.Desktops don't come with wireless as often as laptops so your son may need to buy a wireless networking card for his desktop.



    It needs to be wired to set the thing up otherwise you wont be able to use the thing in the first place. Unless u get a router that allows computerless setup.

    deathtrap3000;2471069

    It needs to be wired to set the thing up otherwise you wont be able to … It needs to be wired to set the thing up otherwise you wont be able to use the thing in the first place. Unless u get a router that allows computerless setup.



    As long as your using the modem your ISP sent you i've always found they don't need setting up, just basically plug and play. From their you can access the modem wirelessly to do the rest of the configuration.
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