Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


Fern

24 posts

Geek


#168567 18-Mar-2015 15:50
Send private message

I hope someone can enlighten me as to how I can get an internet connection for a laptop without a router, which I had until I had to replace the router,
I do have the connection with another modem .
Thanks for any help.

View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
 1 | 2
Dynamic
2886 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #1261796 18-Mar-2015 15:55
Send private message

Sorry, but I am not really following your query.  Could you elaborate?

Internet options for laptop without a router include a 3G data stick like this or this or a 'Pocket WiFi HotSpot' device for more than one laptop (or tablet etc) to access the internet at a time.




"4 wheels move the body.  2 wheels move the soul."

“Don't believe anything you read on the net. Except this. Well, including this, I suppose.” Douglas Adams

Fern

24 posts

Geek


  #1261800 18-Mar-2015 15:59
Send private message

Before replacing the router, I was able to get an internet connection for the laptop without a T stick or the like.

 
 
 
 


Dynamic
2886 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #1261803 18-Mar-2015 16:02
Send private message

Your Internet provider may be able to talk you through configuring the new router.  Who supplies your broadband?

Is it the standard ADSL or the newer and faster VDSL or UFB Fibre as best you know?  What is the make and model of the new router?




"4 wheels move the body.  2 wheels move the soul."

“Don't believe anything you read on the net. Except this. Well, including this, I suppose.” Douglas Adams

Fern

24 posts

Geek


  #1261805 18-Mar-2015 16:11
Send private message

Spark is my ISP.  The router is a Huawei, VDSL2 ready & ADSL2+ ready.

Dynamic
2886 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #1261814 18-Mar-2015 16:14
Send private message

I would phone Spark and have them talk you through resolving the issue.  They will have manuals and guides on hand to walk you through configuring one of their devices.




"4 wheels move the body.  2 wheels move the soul."

“Don't believe anything you read on the net. Except this. Well, including this, I suppose.” Douglas Adams

Fern

24 posts

Geek


  #1261817 18-Mar-2015 16:18
Send private message

I'm reluctant to ring Spark, I can't see them wanting to help when I'm wanting a 'free' internet connection. .

Dynamic
2886 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #1261819 18-Mar-2015 16:24
Send private message

OK....  so if you are not paying for Internet, how do you expect it to use it?  Piggy-back off the neighbours?  Your would need their wireless password and might be able to bribe them with a monthly contribution to their bill.

If you had broadband on your home phone line and the service was disconnected, the equipment at the telephone exchange giving your phone line the broadband capability will be been turned off so connecting up a router to your home phone jack won't get you anywhere.




"4 wheels move the body.  2 wheels move the soul."

“Don't believe anything you read on the net. Except this. Well, including this, I suppose.” Douglas Adams

 
 
 
 


Fern

24 posts

Geek


  #1261820 18-Mar-2015 16:30
Send private message

I don't know what you are getting upset over, I have not been piggy backing off the neighbour I have always had my own internet connection, obviously you have no experience on being able to get a connection for a laptop from the 'main' computer connection.
Forget it.

Jase2985
10007 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #1261822 18-Mar-2015 16:35
Send private message

Fern: I don't know what you are getting upset over, I have not been piggy backing off the neighbour I have always had my own internet connection, obviously you have no experience on being able to get a connection for a laptop from the 'main' computer connection.
Forget it.


WHAT?

he never said you were, not even attacked you for mentioning that, he said you could do it.

you have hardly even explained you setup or what you even want to do in a way people can help you with

hence all the replies have been speculation

until you bother to help us with info how do you expect us to help you?

johnr
19282 posts

Uber Geek
Inactive user


  #1261823 18-Mar-2015 16:35
Send private message

Well from your description and lack of information I am amazed if anyone could help you and to be honest with your replies I don't think anyone would want to help you

Post like you are speaking to a family member or friend and give detailed information

gregmcc
1848 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #1261825 18-Mar-2015 16:38
Send private message

Fern: I don't know what you are getting upset over, I have not been piggy backing off the neighbour I have always had my own internet connection, obviously you have no experience on being able to get a connection for a laptop from the 'main' computer connection.
Forget it.


You did say the internet connection is free?


anyway, you are most likely wanting to setup the wifi on the laptop to connect to the internet router, unless you can give some more details like the make/model of the router and the make/model/os of the laptop there isn't much chance of getting assistance.



hio77
'That VDSL Cat'
12607 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  #1261826 18-Mar-2015 16:40
Send private message

Think you need to take things right back, Explain in detail.

Start with this.

What 'modem' do you currently have?

you mention of a 'free' connection implyed you arent paying for the connection, logically that would point towards something odd, Dynamics was simply trying to get to the bottom of it.

you have mentioned your 'main' computer connection, what do you mean like this? are you saying the modem is directly connected to your 'main' computer and it is getting a connection from there?




#include <std_disclaimer>

 

Any comments made are personal opinion and do not reflect directly on the position my current or past employers may have.

 


johnr
19282 posts

Uber Geek
Inactive user


  #1261828 18-Mar-2015 16:43
Send private message

Has your router not got wireless and you want to connect a wireless access point to it?

nakedmolerat
4555 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #1261829 18-Mar-2015 16:43
Send private message

I think I knew what OP means.

He/She has Internet connection but don't know how to connect to this new router.

It seems like there is a modem which is connected to another computer (wired).





Stu

Stu
Hammered
5515 posts

Uber Geek

Moderator
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #1261855 18-Mar-2015 17:25
Send private message

Fern: I'm reluctant to ring Spark, I can't see them wanting to help when I'm wanting a 'free' internet connection. .


If Spark is your ISP (as you stated above), then how is it you think you're after a free connection? If you're already paying Spark then it's all good.

I take it you have a new modem/router on your Spark connection, and you want to connect your laptop up to it?

If that's correct, then connecting your laptop up to your new modem is perfectly fine and is exactly what you would be expected to do.

As mentioned above, Spark will happily talk you through this.




Keep calm, and carry on posting.


 1 | 2
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic





News »

Nanoleaf enhances lighting line with launch of Triangles and Mini Triangles
Posted 17-Oct-2020 20:18


Synology unveils DS1621+ 
Posted 17-Oct-2020 20:12


Ingram Micro introduces FootfallCam to New Zealand channel
Posted 17-Oct-2020 20:06


Dropbox adopts Virtual First working policy
Posted 17-Oct-2020 19:47


OPPO announces Reno4 Series 5G line-up in NZ
Posted 16-Oct-2020 08:52


Microsoft Highway to a Hundred expands to Asia Pacific
Posted 14-Oct-2020 09:34


Spark turns on 5G in Auckland
Posted 14-Oct-2020 09:29


AMD Launches AMD Ryzen 5000 Series Desktop Processors
Posted 9-Oct-2020 10:13


Teletrac Navman launches integrated multi-camera solution for transport and logistics industry
Posted 8-Oct-2020 10:57


Farmside hits 10,000 RBI customers
Posted 7-Oct-2020 15:32


NordVPN starts deploying colocated servers
Posted 7-Oct-2020 09:00


Google introduces Nest Wifi routers in New Zealand
Posted 7-Oct-2020 05:00


Orcon to bundle Google Nest Wifi router with new accounts
Posted 7-Oct-2020 05:00


Epay and Centrapay partner to create digital gift cards
Posted 2-Oct-2020 17:34


Inseego launches 5G MiFi M2000 mobile hotspot
Posted 2-Oct-2020 14:53









Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.