Adding a wireless laptop to a wired network

  GRADA69 11:49 12 Dec 2010

As I am going to be laid up for 3 months I am going to need to use a laptop and connect to my wired network at home. How do I do this. All help greatfully received. Thank you

  gengiscant 11:53 12 Dec 2010

Really all you need is an Ethernet cable of whatever size you here
Your router will already be set up so adding another connection is simplicity itself.

The cable is all I need if I am repairing someone else's PC/laptop.

  GRADA69 15:08 21 Dec 2010

Thanks gengistcant. Im going to be bedridden in another room, non weight bearing and I really need to be wireless to avoid the 5 - 10 metres of LAN cable from one room to another.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 15:25 21 Dec 2010

What sort of router do you have now?
Are you on cable (virgin) or connect via the phone line (BT Orange etc.)?

  T0SH 18:38 21 Dec 2010

Perhaps you should Google search for "Wireless Access Point" with one of these plugged into your wired network you will have wireless access

Cheers HC

  rdave13 19:01 21 Dec 2010

As Fruit Bat /\0/\; do you have a modem/router or just a modem? If you have a modem/router then you will be able to set up a wireless connection.

  GRADA69 22:14 21 Dec 2010

Cheers Guys,

I have a Belkin 4 port Router F5D5231-4, a NETGEAR G5608v2 8 port Hub / Switch and an NTL 250 MODEM Model number: E08C007. Home this helps

  rdave13 22:21 21 Dec 2010

And your Internet Service Provider is?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 23:02 21 Dec 2010

At a guess Virgin media(ex NTL)

Neither the Belkin or Netgear are wireless routers

Have a read here scroll down to the " What's involved in setting up a Wireless Cable Router?"

You'll also need a wireless card built into your laptop or a wireless card to plug into a PCMCIA port click here or a wireless usb dongle click here to send / receive the signal to from the router.

if you need a router and a wireless card/ dongle then buy a kit i.e. both router and dongle same make. click here

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