Belkin G plus wireless router

  clairissa 15:14 06 Apr 2008

I have aquired a Belkin G plus wireless router from my niece, all I have is the unit and the cable and the power cable. Where can I get the receiver thingy that goes into the computer and the drivers/ software as she has managed to lose that as well.....

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 15:24 06 Apr 2008

"the receiver thingy"

is any wireless card click here or dongle click here .

Does your PC / laptop come with a wireless card already installed?

  clairissa 15:27 06 Apr 2008

no it hasnt got one.....

  clairissa 15:30 06 Apr 2008

or a dongle...had to look that up!!!

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 15:32 06 Apr 2008

Probably no drivers needed.

You can connect by cable (and will need to to set it up).

Do you want to connect wirelessly to what ? PC or Latop?

What operating system on your machine XP?

  clairissa 15:35 06 Apr 2008

to a lap top which will have xp on it probably because it wont be new...

  clairissa 15:39 06 Apr 2008

define "set up" I am as you can tell techno challenged....... )

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 15:42 06 Apr 2008

First check that laptop does NOT already have a wireless card built in, most do nowadays.

If no wireless then you can either buy a dongle to use in the USB ports or a PCMCIA wireless card (check laptop has slot / USB ports if very old)

PCMCIA wireless card click here

  clairissa 15:45 06 Apr 2008

ok so i buy a card, put that in ..... plug belkin into mains and attache cable from moden to unit....... then what.? Is that as technical as it gets? I do hope so.....

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 16:00 06 Apr 2008

What ISP are you using Virgin by a cable modem?

  clairissa 16:02 06 Apr 2008

ah ha!!! I understood that bit! yes im with virgin and I have a cable modem.

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