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Setting up wireless router?

Discussion in 'Networking' started by littlefriend, Nov 5, 2007.

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  1. littlefriend

    littlefriend Thread Starter

    Jan 18, 2005
    I have an older computer that 99% of the time will not read disk. When it detects anything, it is usually just music CDs.

    My husband just got our first laptop and we wanted to hook it up to our DSL using a wireless router. We are both pretty much in the dark on all of this stuff and didn't realize that you had to run a disk on the Desk-top to do this.

    Is there anyway to do this without having to run this through the desktop?

    Thanks for any info!
  2. mrdeadman


    Nov 5, 2007
    why do you have to run a disk on the desktop again? You should be able to setup your wireless connection on your laptop without the help of your desktop. No desktop needed for wireless connection to a router... Once you have your wireless router hooked up (properly) and your laptop hooked up properly with a wireless network interface you should not need the desktop.
  3. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
    You can connect the laptop with a cable to the router for configuration, and you don't need any disk. The web based setup for the router will allow you to do any necessary configuration. I never use the setup software provided, all they do is install useless software on the machine!

    Please supply the following info, exact make and models of the equipment please.

    Make and model of the broadband modem.
    Make and model of the router.
    If wireless, encryption used, (none, WEP, WPA, or WPA2)
    Make/model of your computer.
    Version and patch level of Windows on all affected machines, i.e. XP-Home (or XP-Pro), SP2, Vista, etc.
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