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wire network and wireless how to

By gurubear
Jun 23, 2006
  1. Greetings to all
    I have an interesting problem,
    my modem, an ADSL Billion 711c is connected to my computer to the USB port
    the router connection on the modem is connected to my wife's computer to her lan card. sofar so good, we enjoy the net and when I turn my computer off she still connect.
    now she has a Laptop with a wireless card in.
    I just wonder if I could add to one of the computers a wireless pci card and enable the laptop to connect on the net too. or I need more hardware and some aspirin.
    Thank you in advance for your time.
     
  2. young&wild

    young&wild TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,268

    According to this site --> http://60.248.77.180/_Internet/datasheet/711c2-all.pdf, your router probably doesnt have a wireless module. Double check your user manuals to see if i m right. You may need to upgrade to a newer router with wireless capabilities in order to allow your wife's laptop to enjoy a wireless connection.
     
  3. gurubear

    gurubear TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Hi Young and Wild (like me once )
    thank you for your response, I was afraid of that, indeed my router do not have wireless capabilities and I have been told I should invest in one with wireless, I was just investigating possibilities.looks like I will postpone the wireless bit for a while.
    the german said that computers are the Devil's work, how right it is, never simple :))
    Have a great day
    Reynald
     
  4. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,074   +13

    no need to get a wireless router if you don't have wifi on your current router. Just purchase a wifi access point and add it to your current router.
     
  5. gurubear

    gurubear TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Hi Tedster
    Thank you for the tip, nobody said anything about that, I saw one on ebay and its a much better alternative and cheaper too, thank you very much again. I will get one.
    have a great day
    Reynald
     
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