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p71p

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Hi,

New to the site, novice with computers and very much in need of help.

Let me explain what i am trying to do.

My main pc is in the living room connected to my bt home hub, that much i could do easily. I then decided to build a work station for our children in the out house, looks great but i cannot get the pc's on the net.

I purchased a Belkin G wireless modem router. Now please don't laugh but i thought i could place the belkin next to the pc's in the out house, plug the ethernet cables in and i could wireless connect to my bt hub. Doesn't work.

Please, please could someone help me on how to connect my pc's to my bt hub.

My main pc is on vista and connected to the hub. The two pc's in the out house, one on vista, one on XP. All i want to do is to get them up and running on wireless as i do not want to run ethernet cable 25m through the house.

Please help
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Hi p71p :)
Easiest way without opening up the PC case to fit a wifi card is to use a USB dongle, some info for you @ http://www.wirelessd...less-dongle.htm shop around for the best deal but check the PC
World link to get an idea http://www.pcworld.c...x-criteria.html I got a Belkin one from Tesco for about £15 a couple of years back and it works well.
Hope this helps and let us know how you get on or if we can be of any assistance.
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Thank you very much, just ordered 2 belkin dongles so should be pretty straight forward to setup once they arrive. :)
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You are welcome and please let us know how things work out or if we can be of assistance :)

NB: Hopefully you kept the packaging for the Belkin router and will be able to return it.
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I kept all packaging but it was an ebay buy so i might just keep it. I did however manage to get 2X Belkin WIRELESS G+Mimo USB Network Adapter F5D9050 for £11 the pair, thought that was quite cheap :)
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Bargain, free P&P would be nice :)
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Got free P&P too :)

Just plugged one of my old dell pc's in and got system halted. Soon found out it has no HD in it. Time to look for one before the kids complain.
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Just an update - setup the Belkin network adaptors and they work a treat on both pc's. Surfing is suprisingly fast and smooth and all for £11 :)
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Excellent news I am glad we could help and thank you for the update :)
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Thank you very much for your help, much appreciated :)
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