I want to make my internet connection wireless

By gone_krazee
Jan 6, 2008
  1. Hi! I currently have an ADSL2 broadband connection but am wanting to make it wireless. I have a laptop that the connection is currently connected to.

    Can I just make my connection wireless by buying some sort of equipment? (As you can tell - I have NO IDEA! Haha!) I don't have another computer though just the laptop -does tht matter?

    ANY help is appreciated! I hope to hear from someone soon! Thank you!!!
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Your ADSL2 modem is that wireless as well ?
    If not you will need to purchase a wireless router (hub)

    Your Laptop does that have wireless ?
    If not you will need buy a wireless USB connector or PCMCIA Wireless card

    Here's a very simply pic of what I mean
  3. gone_krazee

    gone_krazee TS Rookie Topic Starter

    No, the modem isnt wireless as well but the laptop has wireless card. If I buy a wireless router - does that have to be connected to a pc so that I can have the laptop wireless? I don't have another computer - only the laptop.
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    The wireless router connects to your ADSL2 modem (hard wired Ethernet) and therefore your Laptop will not have any HardWired connections, just wireless.

    Mind you, the wireless router (to buy) should have extra ports that you can also connect Hard Wired to. In case wireless doesn't work !
  5. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,160   +599

    pickup a short cat4 cable; to config the wireless router for access, you FIRST use
    a wired connection.
    Think about it -- what happens if you change the wireless config when you are
    connected via wireless? :)
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