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Setting up a network with a wirless broadband connection ?

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  1. eyedea40

    eyedea40 Thread Starter

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    I was wondering if it was possable to setup a network with my wireless broadband connection ? My Desktop PC is connected to the internet with my wirless broadband card. I have a Dlink wirless router.
     
  2. etaf

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    yes - it is a network

    what is it you wan to do - please supply as much info as possible - with make and models
     
  3. eyedea40

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    it will be a basic small network. I wanted to have my PC as the connection point where i am accessing the internet, the router i am assuming will be connected to the pc ? I want to add my Laptop to the network and my PS3 to it either wirlessly or with a CAT5 connected directly to the router.

    What confuses me is in the past setting up a home net work with the regular old modem dsl or cable was simple just pop in the disk it configures then you connect your wires and your done. Now how will the router configure when the internet connection is totaly wireless ?
     
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    should just work - no drivers or CD's needed
    the wireless should be detected and you just click on connect and your away
    same with cable it should just work

    HOWEVER

    may need to check some of the setups
     
  5. eyedea40

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    Should i connect the router to my pc via the WAN port ? or just connect it to one of the open ports on the router ?
     
  6. etaf

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    whats the make model of router

    does it have a modem

    WAN - connects to modem or telephone

    PC connects to LAN ports
     
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    None of the above. You don't connect anything except your broadband modem to the WAN port. Just configure the laptop to connect to the wireless router. You don't need any special software, and you don't need a wired connection to the router.
     
  8. eyedea40

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    How can i connect the wirless card to the router ? thats my broadband connection.
     
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    I think I missed what you were talking about.

    Do you have a wireless broadband PCMCIA card that comes with a subscription such as from Sprint or Cingular?
     
  10. eyedea40

    eyedea40 Thread Starter

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    exactly i have sprint broadband wirless connected to my home PC i used a PCMCIA to PCI addapter to do it.
     
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    You'd have to use Internet Connection Sharing. It's not an easy thing to set up under normal circumstances. I've not heard of anyone setting this up with wireless broadband.
     
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