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Setup of network and connecting a laptop help


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termagen

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Hey all!

I got a laptop for Christmas, its pretty spiffy, in terms of me not knowing anything about spiffy laptops, and it has a wireless internet card in it.

My computer has a wireless card already in it from a while ago.

Alas, my computer has never networked with any other computers ever, let alone wirelessly.

I tried following all the prompts and what not but it didn't work :/ I don't know why.
Has anyone experienced something like this and would please be able to help me out?

how do i set up the internet wirelessly too?
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Hi. Did you install any software for it? Do you have a wireless router? Do you have any security settings made on the router that could be blocking the laptop's connection, such as MAC filtering, etc?
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No software came with the laptop in regards of networking and wireless.

Because we already have a wireless card in our computer, the guy at the shop we bought the laptop from, said so long as the modem is on on the computer, we will not need a wireless router. I think maybe we should buy one anyway?

We have a firewall, but we aleady took care of that in regards to trying to setup the network and wireless.

Edited by termagen, 25 December 2006 - 06:59 PM.

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Well, if you have an internet connection which both computers are to share, then you need a router... You could pull it off using a crossover cable, but that's not really wireless either... You're trying to get on the internet, right?
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i managed to sort it all out and got it working on my own!
thankyou very much for your help!

turns out i had to enable some setting somewhere :]

the wireless router is only required if i wanna use the laptop without turning on my external modem.
but my phone line has a filter on it, so having the modem on for long periods of time is no problem in that regards, so all in all i saved a hundred bucks with not needing a wireless router afterall :whistling:
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