Setting up new wireless network

  VNAM75 14:09 30 Jun 2007
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I have just bought a new laptop and WL buffalo router and want to network it to my PC to share files and cable broadband.

There is a manual with the router containing step by step instructions. What I need to know is if there is any thing I need to do to the laptop and PC before I setup the router, or would the router automatically configure/setup the network for me. Do I need to install the router drivers on both machines or just the host computer(pc)?

  VNAM75 14:11 30 Jun 2007

The PC is running XP Pro and laptop vista basic

  ambra4 14:21 30 Jun 2007

are using the Ethernet cable

  ambra4 14:24 30 Jun 2007

In most cases, you will not need to make any changes to your web
browser settings.

But if you was using dialup check your browser setting.

Internet Explorer 4.0 or Higher

1. Start your web browser. Select “Tools” then “Internet Options”.

2. In the “Internet Options” screen, there are three selections:
“Never dial a connection”, “Dial whenever a network connection
is not present”, and “Always dial my default connection”.

If you can make a selection, select “Never dial a connection”. If you
cannot make a selection, go to the next step.

3. Under the “Internet Options” screen, click on “Connections” and
select “LAN Settings…”.

4. Make sure there are no check marks next to any of the displayed
options: “Automatically detect settings”, “Use automatic
configuration script”, and “Use a proxy server”.

5 Click “OK”. Then click “OK” again in the “Internet Options” page.

  ambra4 14:25 30 Jun 2007

Check the setup on the network adapter and browser setting on PC connected to router

Click “Start”, “Settings” Network Connection

2. Double-click on the “Network Connection

3. Right-click on the “Local Area Connection” associated with your
network adapter and select “Properties” from the drop-down menu.

4. In the “Local Area Connection Properties” window, click “Internet
Protocol (TCP/IP)” all boxes is ticked??? Click the “Properties” button

5. Select “Obtain an IP address automatically

6 Obtain DNS server address automatically”

7 Click “OK”.

Your network adapter is now configured for use with the Router.

  VNAM75 14:35 30 Jun 2007

Thanks, I will give it a go now

  Strawballs 20:24 30 Jun 2007
  ambra4 07:42 03 Jul 2007

I take that you are up and running

  VNAM75 13:53 03 Jul 2007

Yes, thanks.

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