Newby at networking

  ratters 14:03 07 May 2006
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I am sure this has been asked before but I have been reading the forum for two hours now! so please bear with me.
I am really confused - too much information I think.
I have a Dell Dimension PC and an Acer Travelmate 2420 laptop both with XP Home. All I want to do is to browse the internet on my laptop - it tells me that it is ready to connect to my Broadband (Pipex). I have an external Speedtouch USB modem. Is all that I need a modem router? What is an ethernet cable? Why would you need one if you want to have a wireless network.
Don't understand - haven't got much hair left to pull out.
Please reply in words of one syllable cos my brain has overloaded.
Thanks

  Diodorus Siculus 15:32 07 May 2006

1 - according click here your laptop has wireless lan built in. That's good!

2 - I don't know much about your modem - I don't think that it is a router also.

3 - Get something like the D-LINK DSL-G604T WIRELESS AIRPLUS G+ ADSL BROADBAND ROUTER
click here= modem / router.

4 - you will need an ethernet cable (included) to connect the modem to the desktop. Once up and running, you can set up the wireless connection.

  Taff™ 20:29 07 May 2006

That`s not the package we both started with! Try click here The same router with a free USB wireless adapter worth £30(For your Desktop) Ethernet cable (for initial setup), an adsl line filter (Useful as a spare cos you`ve probably already got one)for less than £60.

  ratters 21:44 07 May 2006

Thank you both - you have made an old woman very happy :)

  Taff™ 06:23 08 May 2006

Th fun starts when you open the box and plug it in for the first time! The instructions included are not the best but we`re just a couple of members who have set this one up - there are dozens of others. Just post your problem as soon as you come across it and you`ll have the answer.

Make sure your title says " D-Link G604T" somewhere in the thread title. If you don`t get help within an hour drop me a personal message withthe same title by using the yellow envelope and I`ll pick up the thread.

Good Luck.

  Taff™ 06:24 08 May 2006

The fun starts when you open the box and plug it in for the first time! The instructions included are not the best but we`re just a couple of members who have set this one up - there are dozens of others. Just post your problem as soon as you come across it and you`ll have the answer.

Make sure your title says " D-Link G604T" somewhere in the thread title. If you don`t get help within an hour drop me a personal message withthe same title by using the yellow envelope and I`ll pick up the thread.

Good Luck.

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