I' ve just got a BT homehub which is being activated tonight, but I'm not sure if my Dell 5150 dimension has an in-built wireless network card (or whatever it is you need to connect to a BT hub)??? There is a wireless connection wizard in the Dell menus, but can't find anything in the system area.
Hi, yes you should be able to connect wirelessly to the BTHome Hub. In the wireless connection wizard on your computer, you will need to type in the SSID (Network name - in your case it will be something like BTHomeHub-FEEF) and also enter the Wireless key, both of which (name and key), you will find on the back of the HomeHub.
You may have to activate a switch or keyboard combination on your computer, or maybe not, I am not familiar with the Dell 5150.
In the unlikely event that you can not get the above to work, you should find an Ethernet cable (Yellow) in the BTHome Hub box - you can connect this to your computer's Etherent port (looks like a big telephone type socket) and to the HomeHub.
ok , this bt disc is user safe idiot proof,it takes you though the lot,load this cd do all it says,if you have a problem it will tell you you dont have to wait for activation go cd at end it will search for connenction if not found try a little latter
thinking it may be just easier to use the ethernet cable direct to the PC, although it does mean running a 10 metre phone extension cord from front room to 2nd room where the PC is. Any thoughts on doing this?
If your laptop definitely has a wireless card connecting to the BT home hub via wireless is really easy. In your package you should have a credit sized card titled BT Home Hub Wireless Settings. This will detail your Network Name and the Wireless Key. With this information you will be able to connect. For complete guidance I suggest googling the laptop spec and reading up on how to enable wireless etc and when you feel confident that this side is working correctly you can let windows configure the connection.