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network advice needed

Discussion in 'Networking' started by daveymac99, Dec 9, 2006.

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  1. daveymac99

    daveymac99 Thread Starter

    Oct 15, 2006
    I am going to my parents house over xmas and they don't have wireless internet and I was wondering how do I go about using their internet on my laptop? Also I have a network cable - is there anything else I need. :)
  2. TerryNet

    TerryNet Moderator

    Mar 23, 2005
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    You'll need their permission. :)

    If they have dial-up you'll need a 56kbps modem. If they have a broadband modem with only a USB connection you will need a USB port and the modem's software. If they have a modem with ethernet connection you will need an ethernet adapter (regardless of whether they have a router). Your laptop probably already has each of these except for the USB modem software.
  3. MN_N8VTech


    Jun 6, 2001
    Buy them a wireless router for christmas and take it with you. A present for them that you get to use :D.
    Sorry I couldnt resist. But really, any of Terry's options will help, otherwise get a router for you or them and set it up.
  4. jackdw


    Jul 1, 2005
    Or just take your own router. Then both computers can be online.
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