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Networking broadband on router

By Hodsocks
Aug 11, 2003
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  1. I am not really sure if this qualifies as networking but it seems the best option.
    Is it possible to use a broadband connection on a Compaq wireless router and access it anywhere in the house thro a laptop with a wireless Intel LAN card. The laptop is on XP pro and we are having problems getting it setup.
     
  2. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,304   +52 Staff Member

    Of course it is.

    You'll need to have a wireless ROUTER though, and not a wireless access point.. They are two different things.

    Wireless networking isn't as straight forward.. There are encryption keys and additional security measures that might keep you from connecting to your network. You may want to disable all of the security fucntions first to check out whether or not you can set up a basic, unprotected connection and work your way from there.
     
  3. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

    I think it should work with a conventional router and an access point too, a router would be a neater solution though.
     
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