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Surfer Joe

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Hi all, new to this site and hope someone can help me. My disabled son has just bought a new lap top and is using a dongle to surf the net, this is quite expensive. I just wondered if it is possible to hook up his computer to mine from his bedroom, so we can both surf the net at the Same Time using both computers? I am with aol broadband using a USB ADSL Modem (BT Voyager 105) Windows XP. My sons computer runs on Windows 7 OS.

Can this be done?, bearing in mind we must be able to surf the internet at the same time. If this is possible i would be very grateful for any advice. Cheers.
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:welcome: Surfer Joe
Is the modem wireless and does your sons laptop have wireless capability, post the brand and model name or number if you are not sure and we can check for you.
If both are wireless then the laptop should connect wirelessly and be used at the same time but be careful of the useage (see below).
I havn`t used AOL since the dial up days so don`t know much about them but other broadband providers may offer a better deal with unlimited downloads among the benefits see http://www.broadband...nd-reviews.html
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:welcome: Surfer Joe
Is the modem wireless and does your sons laptop have wireless capability, post the brand and model name or number if you are not sure and we can check for you.
If both are wireless then the laptop should connect wirelessly and be used at the same time but be careful of the useage (see below).
I havn`t used AOL since the dial up days so don`t know much about them but other broadband providers may offer a better deal with unlimited downloads among the benefits see http://www.broadband...nd-reviews.html

Hi phillpower, in answer to your question"is the modem wireless" No its not. My computer is quite old about six years or more. The modem has two cables comeing out the back, a blue usb from modem to back of computer, and a yellow cable DSL from modem to phone socket with dsl filter. Modem has no other sockets in back. My computer shows i have a built in wireless card 802.11g presumably for the wireless mouse i use.

My sons laptop is brand new and has wireless capabillity if that helps.
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What you need is a wireless router, some info for you http://www.uswitch.c...ireless_router/
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What you need is a wireless router, some info for you http://www.uswitch.c...ireless_router/


Many thanks for replying and i will look into it. A few of my friends have suggested a wireless router but i'm unsure as what to get. Do i buy one with built in dsl modem or can i just get a normal wireless router and plug my BT voyager 105 modem into the back? If all this works how would my son sign on to aol ? would i have to set up a user name for him? I'm sorry but i'm not that computer savvy.
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I have a Netgear similar to this http://www.misco.co....us-Modem-Router my BT line connects into this and both my laptop and desktop connect to the router by way of wi-fi.
Like I said earlier broadband packages vary in price and usage allowance so you need to shop around for the best deal, you preferably want unlimited downloads to avoid being cut off if you reach your maximum monthly download amount.
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