Connecting Laptop to PC & Broadband

  Steinman 13:29 26 Jul 2003

Nephew has new LapTop. Win XP.
Family has PC with XP. PC has AOL Broadband on it.
Nephew wants to connect his Laptop to the PC so can use the PC broadband connection. Wants to do it without wires. Can someone explain how to do it in simple steps please?

  graham√ 14:20 26 Jul 2003

BTs solution (there are others) click here

  Bagsey 17:07 26 Jul 2003

I suggest that you read this link as I have just gone through this subject a couple of days ago. You may find your answer .
click here

  Steinman 17:35 26 Jul 2003

well I have read them all & am rather confused!
Thought it was a simple thing but seems many ways to do it!
I think Nephew wants to be in another part of home when using laptop & not in pc room so needs some kind of infra-red thingy. Does that make things simpler/more complicated for connectivity? Family pc is currently connected via a AOL broadband modem.Does not want to buy another modem. Seemed to be under the impression that can plug modem into something which will allow connection to pc & infra -red signal to laptop.Is this all pie in sky?

  graham√ 17:46 26 Jul 2003

Forget infra-red. If you don't want a cable network, a wireless network is the only option.

  MikeBeard 17:55 26 Jul 2003

We have two laptops, which work anywhere in the house, they are linked to broadband using the Linksys Radio Transmitter and Belkin PCMCIA radio receiver/transmitter The whole set up is a bit expensive, at over £200, but we find the ease of us is a big bonus.

Hope this helps

  GANDALF <|:-)> 18:39 26 Jul 2003

If he just wants to usethe Net all he needs to do is buy an ADSL modem (£29.99 fron PCW) and plug it into an available socket....saves a lot of hassle and expense.


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