Hi again all,can you use a laptop with installed 56k.modem on WI-FI.my old laptop is a Compaq presario,cant be upgraded,would it work if I got the WI-FI.gismos.I installed my B/Band connection and it worked once then no matter what it would not open the connection again,any ideas,GOBEEN. (:-)>
Thanks MAJ,yes I do have a U S B.port.is that what I buy a wireless usb. adapter.by modem do you mean the on board modem,or do I have to buy a router as well,thanks for your time,please help a wee bit more,GOBEEN <(:-)>
No Virgin's okay, GOBEEN, it's just that a cable connection and an ADSL connection are setup differently. To go wireless, you'll need a wireless, modem, router and a USB wireless adapter. click here
Attach the wireless,modem, router to the laptop via it's supplied ethernet cable and to the phone line via it's supplied cable, then run the supplied setup disk, it'll give you step by step instructions. Then when the router has been set up, disconnect the router and run the adapter's disk on the laptop. Plug the wireless adapter into one of the laptop's USB port and it should pick up the signal from the router, allowing you to connect to the internet.
I'm assuming, as the laptop is an older model, it isn't 'wireless ready', i.e. it doesn't have a built-in wireless adapter.
Sorry, GOBEEN, I just noticed that you have a "main PC". I was reading it that you only had a laptop, sorry about that. All is the same as my post above, except that you don't need to set the router up on your laptop, only on your main PC. But you do still have to set the adapter up on your laptop, so long as it it isn't 'wireless ready'.
You'll also need another wireless adapter click here if you want your main PC to operate wirelessly also. That means that you can leave the wireless modem router plugged into your phone line and have both the main PC and the laptop working wirelessly. You can, of course, leave the router and the main PC connected via the ethernet cable (if your PC is close enough to the phone socket) and just have the laptop connecting wirelessly, then you wouldn't need the second wireless adapter.