I Guys I have read all the forum help on this subject but I'm still baffled.I have 1 desktop (Targa Visionary NTL broadband Terayon modem ethernet wire connection I also have a new Targa 811 traveller laptop(christmass prezzy)what a grand wife I have lol. Both running xphome But this is where my supidity comes in What do I need to buy so that I can use my laptop down stairs wireless I have a 802.11g wireless card in the laptop.I hope I have explained myself correctly all help will be greatly appriciated please can you (Tell ME WHAT I NEED) Kind regards kimo
Install the router by following the instructions to the letter. This will involve connecting your broadband modem to an Ethernet port on the back of the router (the port will be specially marked), using the cable supplied. Then connect the PC's Ethernet port to one of the LAN ports on the back of the router using an ordinary Ethernet cable. This is so that you can configure the router via the PC. Once the configuration is completed you can disconnect the PC from the router if you wish, and install a wireless networking adapter - either an internal PCI type, or an external USB model.
You don't have to use a wireless adapter on this computer of course, you can continue to run a wired connection between the ordinary LAN card and the router.
Once you've done all that your router will start distributing your Internet connection wirelessly, and you should find that your laptop's card detects the signal. You may have to click on the icon in the system tray at bottom right of the screen, manually select the detected signal that shows in the dialogue box, and tell the computer to connect to the network. You should only have to do this once.
It all sounds more complex than it actually is, and most routers come with detailed instructions. If you get stuck come back to this thread and we'll help you out.
Kimosabi I was in the same boat as you, Baffled, but bought the router (dlink di 624) followed the very simple instructions, didnt have to install anything on the main PC, just put the router between the cable box and the PC. The one upstairs, just put the pccard in, loaded the drivers and away it went all on its own, been working faultlessly for 7 months now. Dead easy. Give it a go.