wireless

  lisaken 11:11 19 Mar 2008
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my broardband is with virgin ive just bought a laptop can i go out and buy a wireless router and just plug it into my moderm and then use my laptop anywhere in the house

  MAJ 11:27 19 Mar 2008

Basically Yes. You'll need to set up the wireless router with your Virgin details and set some wireless security so that no one else can use your connection without your permission, but you'll find all that info on the Virgin website.

  lisaken 11:30 19 Mar 2008

could i also use a usb card

  MAJ 11:33 19 Mar 2008

what do you mean exactly, lisaken?

  lisaken 11:41 19 Mar 2008

i mean a wireless laptop card

  MAJ 11:45 19 Mar 2008

If the laptop isn't already ready, most new laptops are, then yes you could use a wireless laptop card. Some info on connecting to Virgin. click here

  MAJ 11:46 19 Mar 2008

If the laptop isn't already *WIRELESS* ready......

  lisaken 11:48 19 Mar 2008

yeh my laptop is wireless

  MAJ 11:50 19 Mar 2008

Then why do you want to add a wireless card?

  lisaken 11:51 19 Mar 2008

ok thanks got it now thanks for ur help

  MAJ 11:55 19 Mar 2008

No worries, lisaken. As your laptop is already wireless ready, you don't need a separate wireless card or dongle.

Make sure that when you go to buy your wireless router that it is designed to be used with Cable Broadband rather than the ordinary ADSL through a BT line, if your connection with Virgin is through cable.

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