How to connect wireless router to laptop

December 26, 2010 at 18:18:20
Specs: Windows XP

I HAVE A DESKTOP COMPUTER WITH NETCOMM NB7 ADSL2+ MODEM ROUTER.
I NOW HAVE AN HP PAVILLION XD8000 LAPTOP AND I WAS TOLD TO BUY A WIRELESS ROUTER BECAUSE I WANT TO USE THE LAPTOP OUTDOORS.
HOW DOES THIS WORK -WILL IT CONNECT TO THE INTERNET.
PLEASE HELP I DONT UNDERSTAND .
WHAT ATTACHMENTS DO I TAKE WITH ME AND THE LAPTOP AND HOW DOES IT WORK.
DO I NEED TO JOIN INTERNET AGAIN OR DOES IT PICKUP FROM MY ORIGINAL INTERNET
CONFUSED-
THIS LAPTOP HAS HOME EDITION AND BEFORE YOU CAN HELP ME I WILL USE MY WINDOWS XP PROF TO DOWNLOAD AS I HAVE IT ALSO DOWNLOADED ON MY DESKTOP.

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#1
December 26, 2010 at 18:28:02

Since you already have a router you do not need to buy another. Presume this laptop has a wireless network card inbuilt. In that case you only need to buy a wireless access point (WAP). That device attaches by cable to one of the LAN ports on your router and you configure it to broadcast your wireless signal for the laptop.

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#2
December 26, 2010 at 19:27:22

HI AGAIN-I HAVE A D-LINK MODEL NUMBER-DWA-110-SHALL I USE TI I PLUGGED IT IN AND IT SAYS FOUND HARDWARE -BUT IT SAY I HAVE TO BE CONNECTED TI INTERNET SO WILL I UNPLUG ETHERNET AND CONNECT TO LAPTOP TO FOLLOW THIS D-THROUGH

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#3
December 26, 2010 at 23:43:09

The DWA110 is a wireless adaptor for the PC or laptop. To use it to connect to internet it must be within range of a wireless router or accesspoint that is connected to a broadband modem. Have just looked at the specs for HP XD8000 and it comes with inbuilt wireless network card so you don't need the DWA110 at all.

What is the model number of your ADSL modem/router?

And when you reply please take off the CAPSLOCK. Typing in all capitals is considered rude & shouting and it is also unpleasant to read.

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#4
December 27, 2010 at 04:54:40

So sorry re-caps!
Its easier for me to read-i am 65 years old woman.
I have an NB7 ADSL2+ Modem Router-NetComm.
Its Connected to my Tower.
My Phone is together.
Ethernet.
I am actually trying to get the Laptop to work and be able to take it out and thought i may have to Join another Server but had been told to buy a Wireless Router but since you say i dont and need to buy a Wireless Access Point (WAP) Iam al ears to your help.
I do hope you understand me!!!
I am doing my best to explain.

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#5
December 27, 2010 at 05:28:02

The NB7 ADSL2+ Modem Router-NetComm is a single port device with no wireless capability. Here is the spec for it:
http://media.netcomm.com.au/public/...

You need to get a wireless ADSL router.
The kind of router I am talking about has wireless capability and also has the ability to support 4 wired connections.

You main PC would therefore use one of the four wired connections and your laptop would work wirelessly.

Here is an example of such a product:
http://www.netcomm.com.au/netcomm-p...

You should shop round for a good deal. They are not pricey. Key things to look for are:
1. 1 x DSL Port - For your telephone line
2. 4 x LAN ports - For your fixed PC/s
3. 1 x USB port if you want to hang a printer off it so you can use it from any PC. This is not essential but nice to have.
4. Wireless capability is a must - For your Laptop/s.

With wireless capability there are various standards that you should be aware of as they mean a faster or slower speed.
802.11n is the fastest and current standard and therefore these routers tend to be the most expensive of all
802.11g is the one I would recommend for you as it would be cheaper than 802.11n and adequate for your needs. Having said that if you can afford 802.11n then go for that one.
The other standards are older and slower and to be avoided. However for completemness they are 802.11a and 802.11b

In summary you need to get an ADSL2+ 802.11g 4-port wireless router (with or without a USB printer port)

Here is an example on an 802.11g router (with USB):
http://www.netcomm.com.au/netcomm-p...

Here is an example on an 802.11n router (without USB):
http://www.netcomm.com.au/netcomm-p...

Looking at the RRP prices for the above two I think you may be able to get cheaper elsewhere. I have only shown these as they are from the same stable as your current one.


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#6
December 27, 2010 at 15:12:13

Hello
I want to Thank You Wholeheartedly for the help you have Contributed regarding My Questions.
I will follow instructions and endeavour to reply.
I wish you all a "Happy New Year"

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#7
December 27, 2010 at 15:13:49

Now that we know the details of your current modem/router I agree with mosaddique that you should look at replacing that unit with a new ADSL2+ modem/router with inbuilt wireless.

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#8
December 27, 2010 at 15:26:31

A happy new year to you too and I hope your quest is successful.

Please do not hesitate to ask if you need more help / information.

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#9
December 30, 2010 at 19:55:43

Hi

I get told off as to why i use Caps.
I have a zd8000 not xd8000 Hp Pavillion Laptop.
So this is going to make a difference to my questions-correct.
Please advise!!!


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#10
December 31, 2010 at 03:17:16

No that will not make any difference. The answer /advise you have been given still stands.

Do try and look around for good deal on the price side though. Routers tend not to be too pricey these days.

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