silly question?

  mclaine 15:40 04 Nov 2005


my dad will be getting a laptop at christmas
and wants to connect it to my pc via a wireless

he would like to know if my pc has to be switched
on to enable him to use the internet connection on his laptop?

sorry for the silly question,but i am not sure on
this one!


  De Marcus™ 15:50 04 Nov 2005

No it won't require switching on because you'll be using a wireless router which is effectively the gateway to the internet. Without the wireless router you would have to leave yours switched on. (and no it's not a silly question ;-)

  De Marcus™ 15:53 04 Nov 2005

Just incase you've got the term 'wireless router' mixed up with wireless adaptor' here's what you'll need.

For a wireless internet connection for your dad's laptop, you will need:

A wireless equipped laptop (some have wireless built in (centrino) and some don't, in the case of the latter you will need to purchase a wireless adapter)

A wireless router.

A length of lan cable, so you can have a direct 'wired' connection on your desktop.

  mclaine 16:07 04 Nov 2005

cheers for that de marcus

my dad has said he will buy a linksys wrt54g router and a dell laptop with wireless built-in.

thanks for you're help

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