wired router, desktops, new laptop

August 28, 2011 at 23:02:22
Specs: Windows 7, Intel Core i3 2.1GHz/ and 4 gigs
Currently i have my wired router connected to my modem, with three desktops connected to it. I just purchased a laptop, and would like to be able to get internet on it, my question is what are my options to get internet on my laptop [wireless] yet still keep the wired connections on the desktops as is? And if thats not an option what would be the easiest solution?

My laptop has a built in built-in LAN (802.11n), built-in 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet LAN with RJ-45 connector for quick and easy wired Web connection.

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August 29, 2011 at 00:26:38
Since you are only using 3 of the wired connections, you could connect a wireless router to the 4th switch port. You'll need a crossover cable to connect the switch port to the internet port on the wireless router. You may need to change a few of the config settings on the wireless to avoid addressing issues once you get it attached.

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