Setting Up A Laptop For Broadband

  DavidM4 16:25 20 Oct 2005

I have recently bought my wife a new laptop and want to set up my home broadband connection on the laptop but also want to keep the same account on my desktop. How do I go about this? Can it be wireless? What do I need? Thanks in advance, David M

  Diodorus Siculus 17:15 20 Oct 2005

Are you on ADSL or cable? If the former then you can get a modem / router and share the connection wirelessly around the house. If cable, then I don't know.

Does the laptop have a wireless receiver built in? If not, it will need one added also.

  Diodorus Siculus 17:16 20 Oct 2005

PS dearch the main forun (helproom) for "wireless" and you should find lots of info.

  Diodorus Siculus 17:20 20 Oct 2005

click here for a good router / receiver.

  DavidM4 18:38 20 Oct 2005

I'm on ADSL.

Is the router/receiver the only thing I'll need then, is it that simple?

  Diodorus Siculus 21:34 20 Oct 2005

A good modem / router, such as the one linked to above will connect to the phone socket and to your PC.

That will then send a wireless signal to the laptop which can be received by the included adaptor.

It really is "that simple" - at least it was for me.

  DavidM4 21:42 20 Oct 2005

Thanks a lot then fellas, I'll get me one of those and mark this down as resolved. Nice 1 David M

  Strawballs 00:22 21 Oct 2005

If you you are going to do a search for wireless you will be better of in the network forum

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