Planning a surprise for Mother this weekend and want to arrive with a wireless router.Netgear. She currently has a laptop which is hardwired to modem. Pointless being a laptop really - so thought I'd be clever and link her up to be wireless. Is it that straight forward? She is broadband with Orange.Can anyone give me any advise? I was rather hoping this would be an easy task but with everything I try and do it never is! Is it a matter of following the set up wizard, plugging the existing modem to go through the router? Her laptop is already wifi enabled. Runing XP (I think) could be Vista. I'll not know here original email address but can I use her current one?
Yes livebox only works with Orange but a netgear ADSL modem wireless router will work with Orange or any other ISP.
Plug the Netgear into the Phone socket and connect to the Lpatop with a LAN cable. Open the netgear configuration page (see manual for address) and enter her Orange Username and password. check you can connect to the internet by wire
Set up the wireless connection and make sure you use WPA security.
Make sure you buy an ADSL modem router. Set us is easy and will be covered by the manual that comes with it. As Fruit Bat says, a Netgear model does work so have a look at those. Also you will note a Belkin works as well. Come back to us when you have the router if you want more help. Router set up will be easy, but you may need a bit of help in getting the wireless connectivity set up on her laptop. Good luck.
Wonderful! I have netgear 54mbps wireless ADSL firewall router DG834G - so I think I'll be ok with that... It's the one we actually use here at home too - so I know may way around the settings a 'little' bit. Does the 'wire' needed come with the kit - or will I have to purchase another one - or perhaps Mum already has one.. dunno?
Super! thanks for all your help. My daughter has laptop which she uses wirelessly here - which I set up :) so she'll bring hers too and we can spend the evening fidling - you may see me on line tomorrow evening! thanks for your advice. SM :)