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Chulhee

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Hi all,
This may be a very basic and silly question.
I have one desk top and two lap tops. I was using time warner cable for internet connection for the desk top and was using my neighbor free wireless for the lap tops. I'm moving to new home and planning to have my own wireless. I don't know nothing about wireless. which ISP and what hardwares do I need to have all these computers on line? The new home is about 2,600 sq ft.
I'll appreciate your help.

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Troy

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was using my neighbor free wireless for the lap tops.

Hi there,

Unless you have express permission from your neighbour, this is probably not the best way to go about it! Nonetheless, now that you're moving and want your own wireless, you'll need a wireless router.

The modem you have, I'm guessing has been supplied by Time Warner Cable company. Do you know what make/model it is? If it's a decent one, then you should be able to connect it into a wireless router. This should be all you need to get wireless set up and running at your new place.

It's really just a matter of taking the data signal coming into your home (provided by your ISP) and splitting it up between all the computers in your house that need it. Whether that's wired or wireless shouldn't make a difference.

If you're not sure what you have, I recommend giving Time Warner support a phone call, explain you will be moving and want to setup a wireless network. Ask them how can you achieve this and how much will they charge you, etc... It'll give you a good idea of what parts you will be needing.

Cheers

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What I see on the back of the cable Modem is this.
Scientific Atlantic
DPC2100 Series

Here's another question. I bought a wireless router recommened by the store. it's Linksys RangePlus.
I followed the direction and of course it wasn't successful. I knew it will take some time.
I installed the software in the CD into my lap top computer and hooked the three things together. at the end, an error popped up telling me to make sure everything connected tight.

any idea?



was using my neighbor free wireless for the lap tops.

Hi there,

Unless you have express permission from your neighbour, this is probably not the best way to go about it! Nonetheless, now that you're moving and want your own wireless, you'll need a wireless router.

The modem you have, I'm guessing has been supplied by Time Warner Cable company. Do you know what make/model it is? If it's a decent one, then you should be able to connect it into a wireless router. This should be all you need to get wireless set up and running at your new place.

It's really just a matter of taking the data signal coming into your home (provided by your ISP) and splitting it up between all the computers in your house that need it. Whether that's wired or wireless shouldn't make a difference.

If you're not sure what you have, I recommend giving Time Warner support a phone call, explain you will be moving and want to setup a wireless network. Ask them how can you achieve this and how much will they charge you, etc... It'll give you a good idea of what parts you will be needing.

Cheers

Troy


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Did you run the router's installation with an ethernet cable connected from the laptop to the router (not wireless)?
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