Setting Up Wi Fi

  fox-knight 14:58 05 Oct 2007
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Hi all, recently bought myself a laptop (its arriving tomorrow), its wi fi enabled. I need it to be wireless at home, currently subscribe to virgin broaddband & have a 2mb connection through their cable modem. I still need my desktop to be hardwired,

is this just a matter of buying a wireless router and running it alongside my desktop pc?

is there a particular router that i need?

do i need any further equipment?

Thanks in advance for your help
Bob

  Technotiger 15:17 05 Oct 2007

I am not familiar with Virgin Cable - however, a wireless router connected via ethernet cable to desktop pc may be all you need, that is if pc has a ethernet connection on the back. If it has no ethernet connection already, you would also need a pci ethernet card to fit into the desktop - these are very cheap and easy to fit.

  Technotiger 15:21 05 Oct 2007

Ethernet connection images ...

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  Technotiger 15:30 05 Oct 2007

Ethernet card ...

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  keef66 15:49 05 Oct 2007

As Technotiger says, network cable connects modem to router, then you have the desktop wired into the router, and the laptop communicating wirelessly with it.

  fox-knight 16:02 05 Oct 2007

GOT ETHERNET ALREADY THATS HOW MY MODEMS PLUGGED IN AT PRESENT,

SO LOOKS LIKE A WIRELESS ROUTERS ALL I NEED THEN!!

THANKS AGAIN

  1234s282 16:14 05 Oct 2007

I also have Virgin Media 2MB Cable Broadband which i have recently turned wireless with.

I use the Belkin F5D7320-4 router which has 4 built in ethernet ports. If your running xp or below you can also use the easy install software included with the router , making it really easy to setup. In vista , the router has to be set up manually.

I would really recommend this router - Quick and easy to setup and you can connect upto 32 PCS!

  Technotiger 16:15 05 Oct 2007

Yep - good luck with it.

Just a note - All capitals is considered as Shouting on the forum, much frowned upon.

But welcome back anytime.

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