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help with broadband connection

Discussion in 'Networking' started by mistry00, Jan 1, 2006.

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  1. mistry00

    mistry00 Thread Starter

    May 8, 2005
    hi, i have a main computer in one room connected to ntl broadband with an ethernet cable. I also have a laptop in another room, without broadband. How can i get the laptop connected to broadband aswell. Please tell me exactly what i need to buy and how to fit it...i dont know much about computers, so please explain in an easy way...thanks alot
  2. C0aster


    Jan 1, 2006
    You need a router!

    I don't know the specific specs of a router, but what it mainly does is 'share' a connection to the internet.

    Now, if your laptop has a wireless adapter, it may determine the type of router you'd need. If it doesn't have a wireless adapter, then you could go with a normal router. Though, you may always want to pay a little more for the wireless router just incase you decide--one day--to buy a wireless adapter--assuming you don't have one.

    The routers come with instructions, so there isn't a need to talk about wiring...

    You can get routers at any computer store, or other 'technology' stores...I'd give you some examples, but I wouldn't want to be advertising.

    Oh yeah, and if you don't happen to have a wireless adapter, you may want to look into buying another ethernet cord. Decide where to put the router, and then approximate a distance to your laptop; buy an ethernet cord to this approximated value...

    But then again, if you have a wireless adapter, this ethernet cord is obsolete.

    Look into a wireless adapter if you don't have one! The cash total of both the router and optional adapter is about 100$, assuming you live in Canada.

    Good luck.
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