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Doubt on wireless networking

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Help_M, Dec 1, 2011.

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  1. Help_M

    Help_M Thread Starter

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    Hi
    I have a laptop and an iPad. I want to set up a wireless network to use the ipad. Now after setting it up using the laptop, do I always need to keep the laptop plugged in to the router using the ethernet cable or can I disconnect it, and use the wifi on the laptop?
     
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    if you have set up ICS or bridge on the laptop to enable the IPAD to share you laptop internet connection - then
    YES you do need to keep the laptop connected as that is how the ipad is access the internet - you may want to consider getting a wireless router
     
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    Well yes partially. Because my LAN connection is not working, it would be no point buying a wireless router. So am trying to get that fixed first.
    So am I to believe that if I get a wireless network going through a router then I can use my laptop also on the wireless, without having to attach the ethernet cable? Other wise it would suck having to use my laptop as a desktop all the time.
     
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    if you have a wireless router - ALL devices can be connected to the wireless and no need to have any device connected by cable
     
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