Connecting a laptop to broadband

  Jacarillah 20:03 10 May 2010
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I have a desktop pc and also a laptop. The desktop accesses broadband internet via Talktalk. I want to use the same facility to access the internet on the laptop (which works wirelessly). I have a BT hub but am not sure if this will work with the Talktalk ISP. Being not a very technical person, can anyone offer any advice? thanks

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20:14 10 May 2010

Its locked only certain versions can be unlocked click here

  mgmcc 20:15 10 May 2010

How does the Desktop PC access TalkTalk - using a USB Modem or a Router? If it's a wireless router, your Laptop can connect using that too.

I suspect a BT Home Hub will almost certainly be locked to BT's service and not let you connect with it to TalkTalk.

  Jacarillah 20:28 10 May 2010

OK, unlocking the bt hub will be more hassle than is worth. The broadband connection uses a modem. Will plan B be to speak to Talktalk and but a router?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20:34 10 May 2010

Yes or buy your own router its easy to set for any ISP

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20:35 10 May 2010
  robin_x 20:45 10 May 2010

AOL sent me a free wireless modem/router last Dec when I asked. Phoned the number in yellow pages.
under Internet Service Providers.

New 18month contract. Down from 17.99 to 9.99 pcm.
Still unlimited usage.

I have been with them a good few years.

  Graham. 23:16 10 May 2010

I have a spare router TT sent me for a trial. Free for the price of postage.

  Graham. 00:06 11 May 2010

It's a D-Link DSL-2740R if it's any good to you. Or TT may send you one for free, join their Forum click here

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