Wireless ADSL access to a laptop

  keverne 22:58 11 Oct 2003

I'm just about to get my mits on a new Toshiba Tecra laptop.

I'd like it to have wireless connection to the ADSL facility presently being used by my soon to be forgotten desktop PC.

What do I need?

  Forum Editor 00:36 12 Oct 2003

plus a PCMCIA or USB wireless network adapter for the laptop, and a USB wireless network adapter for the PC.

Plug the router (get one with its own inbuilt ADSL modem) into the ADSL telephone line, and set it up as per the instructions - it will be a very straightforward procedure. Now install the network adapters on both laptop and PC (handy tip: install the software BEFORE you connect the adapter in both cases).

Reboot both machines, and you'll be sharing the ADSL connection on both. The advantage of using a router is that you can use either of the computers without the other one being switched on - it's the router which makes the connection to your ISP, and it will stay online as long as it's switched on. Don't forget to turn it off when you go to bed, or go on holiday, there's no point in sitting online when you don't need to be. The router will automatically connect as soon as it's booted.

  keverne 08:23 12 Oct 2003

Thanks for your reply F.E. but I think you have misunderstood me. The laptop is a replacement for the desktop PC which I'm getting rid of.

Is it possible to provide wireless ADSL on a single laptop without any other PC being involved.

  keverne 20:14 13 Oct 2003

OK, thanks Morpheus©, but have you got it working?

And if you have what exactly did you use?

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