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# 18501 12-Jan-2008 22:54
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Hi.

My name is Nick Gardener. I ama South African, staying with family in Auckland, NZ. They have a really antiquated desktop pc that is on adsl using a D-Link DSL 302G ADSL modem. It has a USB port and a Ethernet port!! The desktop runs off the USB port because it doesnt have a network card!! They have recently bought a laptop with wireless capability and want to be able to connect to the internet from another room in the house.

What do buy, bearing in mind that they dont want to spend money, to add a wireless access point, using the adsl modem they have because I cant swop it out for a wireless adsl modem because they dont know logon info or anything and I am scared to tamper with the old desktop for fear of it collapsing!!

Any ideas or help would be much appreciated.

Please bear in mind I am no IT wizz!!!

Thanks again

Nick Gardener

[Moderator edit (TH): Edited title - "PLEASE HELP!!" is a redundant statement on any help forum.]

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  # 104450 12-Jan-2008 23:13
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# 104464 13-Jan-2008 02:00
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Have to say I always buy my stuff from Ascent (when I am in NZ) and am no friend of DSE they have this one here you should be able to get quite fast if you don't have time to wait for mail order and can go into the shop to get it

http://www.dse.co.nz/cgi-bin/dse.storefront/4788b8c401314692273fc0a87f3306ef/Product/View/XH6311



 
 
 
 


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  # 104473 13-Jan-2008 08:54
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You say


They have a really antiquated desktop pc that is on adsl using a D-Link DSL 302G ADSL modem.  It has a USB port and a Ethernet port!!  The desktop runs off the USB port because it doesnt have a network card


But if there's an ethernet port then there's a network card. No need to run it off the USB. You just need a ethernet cable.

To add wireless I recommend you simply add a wireless access point to the network. You will have to plug it to the modem and your desktop to this router.

Once your desktop is working, make sure to access the access point's configuration page and add an Administration password to prevent others changing it. Then make sure to configure security with the WPA option.

Then turn on your laptop, look for wireless access points, enter the WPA password when asked and you should be connected.





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  # 104490 13-Jan-2008 10:52
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They have a really antiquated desktop pc that is on adsl using a D-Link DSL 302G ADSL modem.  It has a USB port and a Ethernet port!!  The desktop runs off the USB port because it doesnt have a network card


From what he says there I interperate he is saying the router has a USB and Ethernet port and the pc only has usb no Ethernet.


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# 104492 13-Jan-2008 10:55
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Oh, good point. In any case it wouldn't interfere with the wireless router - certainly will need to change the router to prevent its own DHCP working its magic though.






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# 104511 13-Jan-2008 13:06
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Thanks guys.

I really appreciate the help and such quick replies.  I think that I am sorted out now.  As I suspected, just add a wireless access point and plug it into the ethernet port on the modem and that should be it.


I am really glad there are people like you out there, able to help with issues like this.

Have an excellent and prosperous 2008

Nick Gardener

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