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# 39963 21-Aug-2009 17:51
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I just got my first laptop, and need some help configuring the internet.

It's a Toshiba Satellite L500D/00U with WLAN, wifi 802.11 b/g

We have a home PC using Telecom's broadband so we have a D-Link ADSL router DSL-502T

How can I connect my laptop to share broadband with my PC wirelessly? Do I need to buy another sort of router for the laptop?

Sorry if this reeks of a newbie... all help appreciated :)

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  # 249530 21-Aug-2009 19:36
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Does your PC have wireless?







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  # 249539 21-Aug-2009 20:34
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Thanks for the quick reply.


Not that I know of... so I need a wireless modem or router for the PC?

Does it matter which brand/type?


So I can use the internet normally with the laptop just by connecting the ethernet cable then, in the meantime?

 
 
 
 


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  # 249551 21-Aug-2009 21:27
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yes, you should be able to plug the ethernet cable into the laptop ok. if you're on telecom and your initial term contract is over then you may be able to get a free wireless router (worth $200) if you re-sign for another 12 months... if you switch to another ISP you can probably get a similar deal. otherwise you can pick up a cheap wireless adsl router from dick smith or a computer stor for between $100 and $200




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  # 249602 22-Aug-2009 09:34
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I suggest this wireless router: http://www.dse.co.nz/dse.shop/en/product/XH9627 $99 till Monday then $129. You will plug the Ethernet cable for your modem into the WAN port and then another Ethernet cable out of one of the LAN ports to your desktop. Your laptop will then connect to the wireless acces point you setup using this router. I can help you with that if you need it just PM me.

Also if you want to future proof your purchase for the upcoming, backwards compatible standard 802.11n then i suggest this simalar router: http://www.dse.co.nz/dse.shop/en/product/XH0578 $150 until Monday then $200.







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  # 250307 25-Aug-2009 10:20
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Thanks for the help guys.

Changed to a wireless modem (telecom) so laptop is now connected to wireless network.

But as I understand it, my PC has to be on and connected to the internet for my laptop to recognise, right?

Is there a way that I can use the laptop without the PC on? The modem obviously has to be on, so do i have to install it on ym laptop for this to work?

My ideal situation is to be able to use my laptop anywhere in the house without the PC being on too.

Any help appreciated :)



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  # 250309 25-Aug-2009 10:30
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c123: Thanks for the help guys.

Changed to a wireless modem (telecom) so laptop is now connected to wireless network.

But as I understand it, my PC has to be on and connected to the internet for my laptop to recognise, right?

Is there a way that I can use the laptop without the PC on? The modem obviously has to be on, so do i have to install it on ym laptop for this to work?

My ideal situation is to be able to use my laptop anywhere in the house without the PC being on too.

Any help appreciated :)




Nope, the computer is able to be left off,

The flow of wires should be thus,

From wall socket to wireless modem, then an ethernet cable from the modem to the Computer,

The laptop connects to the modem, not the computer, so whether it is on or off is irrelevant



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  # 250313 25-Aug-2009 11:03
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what a super fast reply!

tested everything, it all works fine.

thanks SO much for helping a newb!

 
 
 
 


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  # 250384 25-Aug-2009 15:17
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did telecom give you the wireless for free? (on a re-sign?)




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