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How to connect internet to my laptop?

By akaivan
Apr 18, 2006
  1. Hey everyone my cuzzin bought a used laptop, but when he went to tmobile to get internet on ther they gave him an internet card but his laptop doesnt have a place to put it???!? He spent 200$ for the internet so wat can he do?
     
  2. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,404

    What kind of laptop is it? Is there a make/model number you can give us so we can look up it's specs?

    If not, can you tell us what kind of open ports it has? Maybe pics of the sides and back of the computer?
     
  3. akaivan

    akaivan TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 470

    Ok its an ecs A535 , heres
    a direct link to the specs.
     
  4. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,404

  5. akaivan

    akaivan TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 470

    hmm i dont have a wireless network though in my home. its all wired,
     
  6. akaivan

    akaivan TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 470

    by the way, hes a trucker so he needs it almost everywere.but theres no slots =(
     
  7. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,404

    OK, sounds like we need to back up a step here.

    Do you want to connect to the internet via wireless, or via cable?

    If you don't have a wireless router at home, you'll have to hook up via cable. If you run a network cable from your internet modem to the computer (it already has a LAN port built into it, so you don't need to install any cards) you should be able to connect that way. The internet company he signed up with should have given you an "easy setup guide". Read it. It'll have all the settings you'll need to input etc., If they didn't give you one, then it is a shoddy company!

    But as for him being a trucker and wanting to use it EVERYWHERE, now that's a different story. I am not sure of what kind of roaming wireless services are available in California, but I imagine if such a service exists he would need to subscribe to it. See if someone else comes along with more specific knowledge on this.
     
  8. akaivan

    akaivan TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 470

    ok i guess we will wait, but for that hes trying to go for it wireless
     
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