how do i connect 2 xtra laptops to my adsl?

March 27, 2011 at 21:09:39
Specs: Windows Vista
I have adsl connected to my home, my children want to connect their laptops to this what do I need to buy and how do I do it?

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#1
March 28, 2011 at 02:19:27
What modem/router device is there now? How many ports does it have?

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#2
March 28, 2011 at 07:10:01
Basically you need to get a wireless router or wired Ethernet router (not that common anymore), and set up a simple network to share Internet. Feel free to have a look on this wireless network setup tutorial, should be able to give you more ideas.

Hope this helps.


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#3
March 28, 2011 at 07:29:06
wired Ethernet router (not that common anymore),

Picohat, every SOHO Router I've seen that is wireless capable has at a minimum, 1 LAN port. Most have 4 and you can even get them with 8 ports. So a wired ethernet router is still common and will continue to be so. You need the 1 LAN port at least in order to connect and configure the unit.

I agree with Pico, you'll want a SOHO router. Get one that's wireless capable and has 4 LAN ports. Then you can have wired as well as wireless clients.

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#4
March 29, 2011 at 07:34:36
Hi, Curt R, yep, you are right, probably I didn't describe it properly. Wired network is still common, but the common router nowadays is the one with wireless connection capability, not those just having wired connection capability alone.

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#5
March 30, 2011 at 07:40:45
Pico

Indeed. When they first came out, wireless was just in the works and expensive so all SOHO Routers were wired only. I have to agree that these days, most, if not all, come from the factory wireless capable.

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#6
March 30, 2011 at 20:58:03
I have no router

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#7
March 31, 2011 at 07:29:31
Hi, Curt R, no problem, I have this problem sometimes too. :)

Hi, phanlon,

If you don't have router, then you need to get one, it's not expensive nowadays.


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