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gtitim
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   7th Oct 07 at 21:21   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

help me please!!

my inlaws have been and bought a pc, which i want to set up wireless as the phone socket is miles from the pc desk.

i have got a netgear wireless router, belkin wireless usb adaptor, lexmark wireless printer.

what i want is to install it so that there are no cable connections between the pc and router or printer. can i set this up without an internet connection, or do i have to wait for AOL to switch their broadband on? i have tried to connect the pc to the router, but it tells me i need to connect it with an ethernet cable, which is not what i want to do - i want it connecting wirelessly. can anyone help or tell me where i am going wrong please??
Dan Lewis
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7th Oct 07 at 21:25   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

the router gets plugged in near where the broadband will be,

switch it on.

plug in the usb adapter to the pc and install and tlet that pick up the network
John
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7th Oct 07 at 21:29   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

You normally need to set it up using ethernet to enable the wireless then it can be used wirelessly.
gtitim
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7th Oct 07 at 21:33   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by John
You normally need to set it up using ethernet to enable the wireless then it can be used wirelessly.


thought that may be it. CBA dragging whole pc desk to the phone socket. will get a long ethernet cable tomorrow and try that i think.
John
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7th Oct 07 at 21:37   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

take the router to the pc, doens't need to be connected to the phone to set up.

Get the wireless set up then move it back.
Dan Lewis
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7th Oct 07 at 21:39   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

shouldnt need it plugged in via ethernet, should just be able tyo power it up install the adapter on the pc and find the strongest signal, then set it up via wireless.

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gtitim
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7th Oct 07 at 21:43   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

shall try taking router to pc tomorrow then. i am stupid when it comes to computers so have no idea really, just trial & error, but i refuse to pay someone to do it for me.
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7th Oct 07 at 21:45   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Any that i've set up recently, apart from ones supplied by Sky etc have needed set up via ethernet 1st.
Dan Lewis
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7th Oct 07 at 21:48   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

the netgear one i have didnt,
ssj_kakarot
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7th Oct 07 at 23:07   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by Dan Lewis
the netgear one i have didnt,


my old netgear did, the wireless wasnt turned on out of the box, needed turing on in the setup first.

also my lynksys(sp) and belkin ones i had before did.

 
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