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Hi all, sorry if this a real basic topic thats been hashed before, but....
Have a Compaq Presarion 900 laptop and a Scientific Atlanta 2100 cable modem? box that furnished my internet connection.
I would like to know reccomendations on a wireless router to purchase......and if I need any other items. Also, since I have not done it before, what would the steps be to set this up properly??

Thanks in advance
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Hey subpleaser6,

Generally any wireless router will do the trick, but if you answer the following questions, I might be able to make a few suggestions.

Do you know what sort of Internet speeds you get (i.e. what package you're on)? Will you be using your router for large file transfers within your network? Or is your laptop the only machine that will be connecting through the router?

Does your laptop have a wireless adapter in it? Most laptops come with a wireless adapter, but you should make sure. Please do the following:
  • Press Start
  • Select Run
  • Type cmd and press OK
  • In the new command prompt window, type ipconfig /all > C:\ipconfig.txt
  • Navigate to your C: drive and open the text file ipconfig.txt -- please copy/paste the contents of this file into your next response.
Once you have all of the equipment, then SpaceCowboy's Tutorial will take you step-by-step through the setup process.

- Dan
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