Wireless internet

  Minxster 16:29 08 Aug 2006

Can you help please?

I am running on Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition which appears to have a wizard for setting up wireless internet - can you tell me what I will need to complete this? Ie Modem etc. It appears there are already internal parts ready for this option as I have had a quick look at the wizard. I am currently using Netgear ASDL Modem Router and linked to Broadband.

I am also updating my son's computer to use Windows XP Home edition and would like to do the same only this computer is far older and may need to have a wireless card?

And finally can I link the two together.

Sorry to sound a bit dizzy but my husband bought the computer as a made up kit via a chap that does his work computer and he's not into 21st Century technology and has know idea what it does!!

Many thanks Lads and Lasses

  FelixTCat 17:17 08 Aug 2006


Can you please be a bit clearer as to what you have. From what you have said, I gather that you have adsl broadband through a Netgear adsl router. Is this connected by a wire (an ethernet cable) to your pc (the XP64 one)?

Secondly, to set up a wireless network, your XP64 pc will need a wireless pci card inside it or a wireless USB adapter connected to it. Do you have one or the other?

Thirdly, you are right in saying that your son's pc will also need a wireless pci card or USB adapter. Does his pc have USB ports?

It sounds as though you will need one or, more likely, two wireless adapters of some kind.



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