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Q: Wireless laptop & Broadband Desktop-share Broadband connection?

New Gateway MX6442 Notebook w/wireless networking and, also, Dell Dimension 2400 Desktop w/external DSL broadband connection, laptop runs WinXP Pro, desktop runs Win XP Home. Can they share the internet connection or not? Can they share anti-virus software from Norton? I need some feedback, thanks.

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Hi there,

I've got a desktop with a wired connection to a cable broadband modem (with only one connection on it) and I'd like to have my laptop (which has a wireless card) to share that connection only wireless .... if you know what I mean... anyone tell me what I need to do to get that working? is it possible?


A:Get wireless laptop and wired desktop to share wired cable broadband connection?

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I've just moved and had to set-up a new Internet connection at the new premises, and I've hit a couple of problems.

I have three computers, all wireless-enabled, who are all currently able to connect to each other wirelessly and share files, et cetera. So, the wireless network is fine in that regard.

But, when I plug the wireless router in to the ADSL modem, I cannot get the Internet connection to be shared. If I directly plug the ethernet cable from the ADSL modem in to any of the computers, the Internet connection works fine - just not if it's connected via the router.

I have attached a screen-capture of what I'm seeing on the configuration page for the router ( When I try to click 'Connect', the page refreshed a few times, and then stays as 'Disconnected'.

If anyone can help me with this, I would greatly appreciate it.

A:Solved: Getting Wireless To Share Broadband Connection

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I have at home an internet broadband connection PPPoE and two computers a desktop one further called PC and a notebook one further called laptop
I've made an ad-hoc wireless network between them
I've tried to share the internet connection through ICS, in order to have internet on laptop too, but from unknown reasons to me it doesn't work

The OS on PC is Windows XP Prof SP2 and on the laptop Windows Vista Ultimate
I've also set the ip for the wireless connection on the PC to, mask and on the laptop ip mask, default gateway and preferred DNS

In Windows vista it appeared connected to the wireless network, but no internet access. When i selected to diagnose the connection it said that it can't find DNS server or something like that.

I must say that the broadband connection has different ip's eveytime it connects. Must the ip's in the wireless connection be the same with the ip' broadband connection?

A:Share an broadband internet connection over a wireless network

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Hi All,
I am just trying to set up my new telstra next g wireless broadband to share thru my server, which is running server 2008. I am wanting to configure the client pc's (5 of them) to connect thru the server with a username and password, to access the internet, with managed quota limits for internet usage.
Are there any free programs i can use that can achieve this? And can someone please walk me thru this
PS. I have configured active directory, and iis7

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I have a pc and have just purchased a laptop.
Can you advise the best way to manage broadband on both.
without going for the dearer wireless connection.

I would like the one broadband connection for both and thus pay for the one connection
i have eircom broadband 2mb.

I thought I could plug out the broadband and in to the laptop[. I tried and cannot do this without transferring the account to the laptop.

I have searched the archive but am still confused.

I believe that you can join the two (pc and laptop) using a dedicated usb cable.
even with this i am lost.

If i join the two computers with the usb cable will only one machine have contact with the Internet at any one time.

Is it possible to have Internet on both machines at once.
Can you point to an item in the archive or a tutorial or if soneone wants to go through it step by step i would be very grateful.
Any help would be welcomed.

best regards

A:connecting a pc and laptop to share broadband connection

You need a broadband router, then you can have as many machines connected as you like. FWIW, a wireless router will be no more expensive than the wired models, and since this is a new laptop, it probably has wireless capability.

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Hi Folks

I have BT broadband to my house.

I have two PC's a work laptop and a desktop. I currently have both setup up to use the broadband access but only one at a time.

What I am wondering is if there is any way to share the connection between the two PC's so that both can be connected to the web at the same time?

If this is possible what hardware would I need?


A:Can I share my broadband connection?

You would need to install a router, probably a 4 port as I have not seen a 2 port router. The router would be installed after the modem. The cable from the modem (that connects to the computer now) gets plugged into the WAN port on the router and the two computers woul be connected through the LAN ports on the router. You will probably have to purchase those cables seperately. Radio Shack is one source for all those components. Or you could go wireless. It depends on what fits your budget.

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I've been using Adelphia cable broadband successfully for past 2 years with the following hrdwr:

(1) Linksys Etherfast Cable Modem (BEFCMU10)
(1) Linksys Etherfast Cable/DSL Router (BEFSR41)

Usually have 3 PCs (2 are my personal machines, 1 is from my employer) cable-attached to the router. Not running a software firewall, yet.

In recent weeks decided to move one of PCs to another floor in the house and so I replaced the router with this model:

(1) Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router (WRT54G)

Both routers contain a 4-port switch function.

One of the two PCs that remain cable-connected to the router is from my employer who has mandated all users to implement the ZoneLabs software firewall. From reading this site and other tech sources, it seems that the NAT provided by my router should be sufficient protection (at least to incoming attacks, though not unauthorized outbound transmissions), but my company may still force me to use ZoneLabs anyway.

Even though the software firewall offers some protection, it sounds as though it also can create unnecessary complexities and problems. I worry that potential problems may spill over and affect my other 2 PCs that are sharing the Net connection.

In fact, earlier this year I had installed Norton Internet Security on one of my personal PCs (but did NOT implement any functions, just installed the software: Security=Off, Personal Firewall=Disabled, Intrusion Detection=Disabled) and it hosed all 3 machines so that none of them... Read more

A:How can 2 routers share same broadband connection?

netuser123 said:

In fact, earlier this year I had installed Norton Internet Security on one of my personal PCs (but did NOT implement any functions, just installed the software: Security=Off, Personal Firewall=Disabled, Intrusion Detection=Disabled) and it hosed all 3 machines so that none of them could reach the net.
I still don't know what caused the problem, but I do know that only one thing had changed on my network -- the install of NIS.
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To be honest I just couldn't buy that! Assuming the use of a router providing a LAN to which the 3 PCs are connected the software firewall on one PC will have no effect on any other PC on the LAN. I don't what it was you did or didn't do but I have no idea how the SW firewall (NIS) on one PC would have any impact on the other PCs on which it is not installed. I've used NIS in exactly the same situation (NIS on one PC, ZA on a second, ZeroKnowledge Freedom firewall on a third) and none had any impact on the others; this assumes, of course, that in each case SW firewall the local subnet was declared as a "trusted" zone and thus the devices could all see each other thru the SW firewalls.

Q1. A single router and separate SW firewalls on each PC as you already had!
You might, I suppose, consider having different subnets as you have two routers (connecting them appropriately) both going out through the single broabband connection, but really I can't see the point of this compl... Read more

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I am writing this thread in reference to the link below

I was trying desperately to find a way to share my little cricket usb broadband modem with another laptop. I found no good solutions online. So I just goofed off with it for a while and stumbled upon a solution IN VISTA ULTIMATE x64. Here it goes.

Step 1

Goto the computer that will have the modem attached to it and then goto network connections. Right click on the cricket modem connection and choose properties.
Then click on the far right tab called sharing and check the first box
Take note of the IP Address of your wireless/wired network adapter that you are using to network your computers together.

Step 2

Goto the client computer and click on View Computers and Devices under Network and Sharing. You should have an Internet Gateway Device in the list. Right click on it and enable it.

Step 3

On the client computer goto Network and Sharing and click on Manage Network Connections.
Right click on your network device that you are using to network to the other computer, and click properties. Then click on Internet Protocol Version 4 and click Properties.

Change the settings to what applies to you, but follow the guidelines I give below.


A:How to share your Cricket Broadband Connection

What's wrong with Using ICS (Internet Connection Sharing) or Step by step Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) setup in Vista?

You can use static IP addresses on the client computers but it is easier and better to just use dynamic addressing.

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i have XPC computer in my 18 wheeler and use Verizon broadband PCMCIA card to access internet. i am trying to share connection using Linksys WAP. I have run network wizard for 'my computer directly accesses the internet and other computers connect through it'. I can access the network but not access the internet. I don't see the Vz software even trying to uplink when I try accessing internet from wifi connected device. Am I beating a dead horse? Does Verizon prevent sharing somehow?

Another option for me might be accessing wifi connection on the road and sharing the resulting connection (via LAN eternet cable). Can that be done? My main goal is to update my Tivo box over the internet.

A:can I share my verizon broadband (aircard) connection? so far have not been able to

Not quite sure if I understand you correctly, but if you install a router, you should have no problems with sharing.

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Just wondering if you could help me! I am thinking about purchasing a Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router, and i was just wondering if a tiscali broadband modem (a sagem one) would have the correct cable to connect it to the back of the router. PLEASE HELP ME!!! LOL

A:Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router and Tiscali Broadband

If you have a model number, we could probably help. Do you know if the modem is USB or Ethernet? USB is not compatible with a broadband router, Ethernet is compatible.

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Hi there,

I have recently obtainned a Broadband connection to my computer. But i now wish to have a wireless connection as i am having to connect to the Broadband box with numerous wire's everywhere.

I only have one PC in the house which is upstairs, with the broadband connection downstairs.

What equipment do i need and how much roughly is it going to cost me?

My PC spec is shown below and i have a 2.3 MPS Connection with Tiscali

Many Thanks

A:Wireless Broadband Connection

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Hi there,

I'm new to this Networking Business and need help setting up my system, this is what i want:

I have a ACER Travelmate 4020 Laptop running on windows XP Home, I also have a:

Dell PC Desktop running on windows XP Pro

I have a Broadband connection supplied by Onetel 2Meg connection.

My phone point is in the hallway, my PC is in my bedroom and the laptop i wanna use around the house. I only want both computers to connect to the internet and share if necessary.

I have purchased a D-Link DSL-G604T to help with the above. The laptop seems to have worked fine, installed router and connected to the internet.

The PC is proving more difficult, the D-Link comes with a Dongle to link it to the router and i now have a wireless symbol appear when i boot my PC up but in cannot find any connection.

I think with my PC i may have disabled any network settings some time ago to make it run faster, but i can't remember how to turn them on again. This is the only reason i can think why it may not be finding the router....

Can anyone help or have any other suggestions???

A:Wireless Broadband connection

I dont get it do you like to connect your destop wirelessly if so do you have a wireless nic on this destop if so what model ?

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Hi heres the details so far...(and if u wonder how am i writing this -using pay as u go dialup connection...grr)

Windows xp prof serv 1

just re installed after computer clean up ...and now i have lost my net connection.
Location: UK
provider : skybroadband / netgear router 0681
my wireless connector: netgear we111t 108mbps

wireless connection to broadband router excellent but i still cant connect to a internet????!!! ( spend an hour on helpline but all they do is read instruction manual and havent got a clue about pc or networks as such) have pinged the network and its working cant understand what is wrong and what am i missing... all light necessary are light in the router and it shows that there is broadband connection..

when i try to connect internet i get a message saying cant detect proxy settings

i will do a ipconfig and post the result here asap...

thanks soooo much 4 help


Heres the result
Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\Heli & Craig>ipconfig/all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Whitties
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection 6:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : NETGEAR WG111T 108Mbps Wireless USB2
.0 Adapter #8
Physical Address. . . . . . . ... Read more

A:Help! Sky broadband wireless connection not working...

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OK this may be a silly question but im afriad im fairly new to networking.

But, would it be possible to split the broadband connection in my house with a wireless router. Then, that router transmit a connection down to the bottom of my garden, into a seperate studio apartment? would it be possible with repeaters etc?

the problem is i am not allowed to run wires around the place and have them showing inside any of the house.

so would this be possible and if so would i need a specific router to transmit outdoors and through weather etc.

thanks in advnce.


A:Running a wireless broadband connection outside.

You just need directional antennas, perhaps on both ends. Linksys, D-Link, and SMC all have an assortment of antennas for their wireless equipment.

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ACER laptop not connecting via wifi..
hi, i have an ACER Aspire 4741Z and i am not able to connect via wifi
I can connect fine with ethernet but wifi is not working...the tray icon always shows a 'yellow warning sign'..

please help me...

A:Can't connect to wireless connection.But my Broadband can.

Hi there ... Download the Drivers from the Link below

Acer | Download

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Hi, I have a Dell Inspiron laptop computer with Windows Vista. Before I left home this summer, the wireless worked perfectly. about a month ago, my sister got a laptop of her own. she couldnt connect to our network. I came home recently, and now I can connect locally, but not to the internet. We have a linksys wireless-G broadband router. Model WRT54G V8. When I diagnose the problem, I get the result "There may be a problem with your Domain Name Server (DNS) configuration" I have looked into that and set my computer to acquire the IP and DNS automatically. I also tried to connect with a cable, but I still cannot connect to my broadband.

A:Wireless Broadband connection issues

This is happening on all machines connected to the router - correct
you could try switching the router on/off
or you may need to do a factory reset and reconfigure the router
or a router firmware update may be in order

I assume the machines have all worked ok whilst away for holiday

tests below
there is a ping to a website name and also a ping to an ip number - if the number gets a reply, but the name does not then thats often a dns error -
your ISP has dns server ip addresses - if we can find those we can hardcode in the router or pcs (PC is not preferred)
or we can use a public dns ip addresses

If you can copy this to a connected pc

The ping tests below are designed to see if its a DNS issue

would you post back an ipconfig /all

{ipconfig /all}
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post results here
We would like to see the results from ipconfig /all post back the results here
-> Start
-> (XP - enter the following in the RUN box)
cmd /k ipconfig /all
-> (Vista or Windows 7 - enter the following in the Search box)
cmd /k ipconfig /all

A black box will appear on the screen -
rightclick in the box
select all
control key + C key - to copy

then reply here and
control key + V to paste
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Ive spent the last week or so going crazy as i have a Netgear DG834 router which i currently use to get my wireless internet signal, the router is by my front door where the phone line comes in, and everywhere in the house the signal is weak, i have tried changing channels but still no luck. i also have a D-link Dsl-2640r router and an o2 wireless box (thompson). I understand there is a way i can use another router as a wireless bridge but have searched every where with no luck, i have tried searching for DD-WRT firmware for the d-link but i cant seem to find it can any one here help me please?

many thanks

A:Two wireless routers one broadband connection please help

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I have a Dell Inspiron 8200 laptop with a Verizon PCI wireless Broadband/National Broadband 5470 card inserted into the side PCI slot to access internet,,this is the only way I can get internet other than dial up or satalite, this comes as a 3rd phone on my cell phone bill,
I want to purchase a new desktop, am I correct from reading some August 2007 questions, here in this forum that I only need to purchase a USB adapter to put my Verizon card in (then plug into usb port) in a new desktop to get my internet, I understand to get internet on both laptop and desktop at same time I would need a router or something...I'm not ready to even think of that...I just want to be able to get my broadband on a new desktop...I'm thinking of another Dell,,,,is there anything I could order (inside) of the sytem instead.....hope this is clearer than mud...............

A:Desktop Wireless Internet Broadband

You can get a cellular router that will allow you to share that connection. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cellular_router

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The internet connection on my laptop (hardware: Intel PRO/Wireless 3945AGB Network Connection), which is wirelessly routed through an AirLink 101 router, has been slowed down significantly recently. I do not think this is a problem with the router, since another laptop in our household works perfectly fine with the router, and this slowed connection is also observed when I'm using another wireless connection on the campus of our university. I cleaned out my computer with Ad-Aware, but when I ran Panda ActiveScan, these spyware were found:

Incident Status Location

Spyware:Cookie/Advertising Not disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\[hidden]\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\915qhazv.default\cookies.txt[.advertising.com/]
Spyware:Cookie/Atlas DMT Not disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\[hidden]\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\915qhazv.default\cookies.txt[.... Read more

A:Slowed Wireless Broadband Connection: Spyware?

Here's my Hijackthis Log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:51:16 PM, on 10/26/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\NICCONFIGSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec_Client_Security\Symantec Client Firewall\NISUM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec_Client_Security\Symantec Client Firewall\SymPxSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec_Client_Security\Symantec Client Firewall\NISSERV.EXE
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\Sy... Read more

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I just recently bought Sprint Mobile Broadband Internet. I want to connect my modem to a network so I can use the Broadband with my Nintendo Wii, XBox and another Home PC. I have seen this setup before and it worked, so I know it is possible. I just need a step by step guide as to how I would go about setting this up.

My issue is when attempting to set up the router it begins searching for a internet, but since it is connected to the Pc and unable to hook it to the router, it won't read the mobile broadband, and it ends. My other home pc is reading the router but states that their is no connection available. So I don't know how to get the router to acknowledge the Sprint Mobile Broadband Internet connection. Any help would be appricated.

A:Help Setting Up a Wireless Broadband Connection to my Network

Trying to read between the lines it sounds like you want to enable ICS on the computer with the Sprint ISP and follow JohnWill's procedure (the ICS PC is the primary router). Do not use a cross-over cable for this application. The LAN address of the NIC connected to the secondary router will be set to by the ICS enabling.

Connecting two SOHO broadband routers together.

Configure the IP address of the secondary router to be in the same subnet as the primary router, but out of the range of the DHCP server in the primary router. For instance DHCP server addresses through, I'd assign the secondary router as it's IP address.

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

Setup the wireless section just the way you would if it was the primary router.

Connect from the primary router's LAN port to one of the LAN ports on the secondary router. If there is no uplink port and neither of the routers have auto-sensing ports, use a cross-over cable. Leave the WAN port unconnected!

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Have just gone wireless broadband [which is great] but how do I organise things to defrag the hard drive??

Grateful for any advice as it's a while since I did a defrag and it's time for another one.

A:XP Defrag with constant wireless broadband connection

Run defrag from System Tools in Safe Mode.

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I just got a never used AT+T Wireless Router (2701HG-B Gateway) from a friend to use with my laptop and comcast broadband connection. I have windows vista, and use IE as my main browser. Can I do it, or is it set up to only work with an AT+T connection? I do have all the software discs that came with the unit, but haven't run them as they seem mainly for setting up DSL connection with AT+T.

A:Can I use an at+t wireless router with my comcast broadband connection?

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I have a pc and have just purchased a laptop.
Can you advise the best way to manage broadband on both.
without going for the dearer wireless connection.

I would like the one broadband connection for both and thus pay for the one connection
i have eircom broadband 2mb.

I thought I could plug out the broadband and in to the laptop[. I tried and cannot do this without transfering the account to the laptop.

I have searched the techspots archive but am still confused.

I believe that you can join the two (pc and laptop) using a dedicated usb cable.
even with this i am lost.

If i join the two computers with the usb cable will only one machine have contact with the Internet at any one time.

Is it possible to have Internet on both machines at once.

Any help would be welcomed.

best regards


A:Broadband connection for pc and laptop


See www.practicallynetworked.com

It has all the guides in a clear and concise format...


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First of all I apologise if this is a little vague, my knowledge of these things is limited. :/
The problem has become incredibly frustrating to the point that I can barely use the internet.

3/4 weeks ago our household switched to Sky broadband and I've experienced problems ever since.
The connectivity will cut out after a few seconds or minutes, or, at best, after 20 or 30 minutes.
Despite repairing or refreshing the connection, it's always difficult to re-connect; either the connection will cut out as before, or it can take up to 30 minutes to connect.
During this time, I'll be alerted that it was "unable to connect to preferred wireless network", or that no networks were found. This is despite the list of available networks displaying our network with enough signal to connect.

However, this is only a problem on my own laptop. There are two other laptops accessing the same network, all with few problems (the odd disconnection but nothing unusual).
It may be important to note that this particularly laptop is situated downstairs and the router is upstairs, though when these other laptops are downstairs as well, they don't experience the same problems.
Even when my laptop's connection is stable, the speed will be at around 9 or 18mbps, whereas on the other laptops it is around 54mbps or higher.

I would assume this is a specific problem with my laptop, but with previous wireless connections there's never been an issue...
Either way I'm completely clueless, so ... Read more

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So i was thinking of what ISP's there is for my laptop. I'm currently using verizon DSL at home, but this upcoming year i will be attending college so i think it's time to look into different proveiders and what size plan to go with....j i have no idea how uch usage i use on a daily basis. i'm located in southern california if that makes any differance. what are you guys using or what do youguys recommend. feedback would be great thanks! =)

A:What wireless broadband to go with for my laptop?

Most colleges provide wireless access on campus. Will you be in a dorm?

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I have a desktop PC - Hewlett Packard Pavilion 8637 running off Windows 98 and with Broadband connection.
I also have a Sony Vaio PCG R505TFP running off Windows XP Pro, it has a wireless card but runs on a dial up connection.

I was recently given a D-Link DI-524 AirPlusG 802.11g/2.4GHz Wireless Router which I want to install so that I can ditch the dial up connection on the lap top and use the broadband connection via the wireless card.

I thought this was going to be easy, but I have stumbled. What do I need to do first? Do I have to set up a network between the PC and Laptop? I am unable to use an Ethernet cable to connect the PC to the router as there is no port on the PC to connect it to. Does this mean I need to get a network card or something in the PC to allow this to happen? Finally, what then do I need to do? Help exb

A:Wireless -Laptop to PC Broadband HELP

Well,first of all,what kind of broadband connection do you have? Are you saying that you are connected via USB? If it is cable or DSL,you should be able to connect via ethernet cable from the modem to the router,then to the desktop.I am not so sure about USB. Then,because you are running Win 98(and I'm not positive about this),you may have to use software to assign Ip's like Winproxy...or there are others.
Hope this helps some,as I'm a raw beginner myself at networking!

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Hello Everyone
I recently purchased a laptop with a built-in "Intel ProWireless 2200 802.11b/g Mini PCI Wireless LAN Card". My internet is ADSL Broadband through wired modem router on the desktop. I bought a wireless broadband router (linksys) and tried connecting it to the ADSL router. The laptop recognised the signal from the linksys router but there was no internet on the laptop. Do you think i need a wireless network card for the laptop inorder to get the internet on the laptop? I would like to use the broadband internet on the desktop pc and the wireless laptop at the same time. Hope to hear your opinions on this matter. Thanks
Gus Zein

A:Question on wireless broadband on the laptop

How did you connect the wireless router to the DSL router? Just plugging it in does not work - networking is a bit more complex than a toaster.

Connect the wireless router to your computer (and nowhere else (well, do plug it in )) with a cable. In the router setup configure wireless, disable DHCP, change the local IP so that it wouldn't conflict with the DSL router's local address.

Connect the wireless router to the DSL router using one of the LAN ports. You should now be able to associate with the wireless router and get internet onnectivity from the wired router.

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I have just finished running cat5 cables and have connected all the workstations to a switch in a small office setting.

My problem is this--I will need to share a broadband satellite dish connection that rellies on 2 modems -- one from a satellie dish connected via usb to the computer and a dial-up modem (connected via 9 pin serial to the computer in order for requests to be sent out and sent back via the dish). The computer with the modems is running XP Home and it will share the broadband (along, but allready configured for file and print sharing to a windows 2000 and ME machine). I was just wondering what the easiest way to do this would be (I recently came across the XP's "setup home office or small office network" wizard, not quite sure if i should try something a little more manual or use that ). As far as I know, both modems must be added seperately to the network as they rely on each other to function--or would xp consider it to be one connection???. Just to add into that, the machine sharing the connection will be running black ice defender as the firewall (doubt that matters though).

Sincierest of thanks for your time and interest

A:sharing xp desktop's broadband satellite dish connection w/ 2000 & ME workstations

I have no dealing with one way satellite but it seems that the XP networking wizard would be your best bet.

The reason is that the other workstations don't really care about how the XP machine accesses the internet. As long as the XP machine has a working internet connection, the wizard should make that connection available to the other workstations and set them up properly.

just my 2 cents.

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I have just finished running cat5 cables and have connected all the workstations to a switch in a small office setting.

My problem is this--I will need to share a broadband satellite dish connection that rellies on 2 modems -- one from a satellie dish connected via usb to the computer and a dial-up modem (connected via 9 pin serial to the computer in order for requests to be sent out and sent back via the dish). The computer with the modems is running XP Home and it will share the broadband (along, but allready configured for file and print sharing to a windows 2000 and ME machine). I was just wondering what the easiest way to do this would be (I recently came across the XP's "setup home office or small office network" wizard, not quite sure if i should try something a little more manual or use that ). As far as I know, both modems must be added seperately to the network as they rely on each other to function--or would xp consider it to be one connection???. Just to add into that, the machine sharing the connection will be running black ice defender as the firewall (doubt that matters though).

Sincierest of thanks for your time and interest

A:sharing xp desktop's broadband satellite dish connection w/ 2000 & ME workstations

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I have a desktop PC with Windows 7 Home Premium as the OS connected to the Internet via a cable modem from my Virgin Media ISP. My son would like to be able to acquire internet access to his Windows Vista OS laptop when visiting. Given that although I am not completely PC illiterate I am by no means an expert although probably better than most pensioners. Could someone either explain in a simple manner or point me to a tutorial or such on how I can achieve this and what I would need in the way of cables, extra equipment etc. Thanks in advance for any help offered.

A:Connecting a Laptop to use my Desktops broadband connection?.

I could be wrong, but my understanding of distributing a connection from one line to several computers takes a router, and from there either connect the laptop via wireless or use more cat5 cable to hook the various computers in.

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About a 2months ago, I set up a small office internet broadband connection, consisting of 5 computers, connected to a Netgear router adsl. The managers PC is hardwired into the router.There is WEP hex secruity enabled and it is Open, and the router has been setup so that the controlled access list of machines isnt enabled so any PC can connect to it easily.

hardware wise, it's quite a mix...the router is netgear, 2 of the new machines have got belkin wireless cards fitted (includes mine), and the others are netgear Everyone is running windows xp sp2.

Everything was working fine, and connection speeds were great. But since last week one of the computers is reporting the message "limited or no connectivity" This machine has a Netgear wireless antenna card fitted and is using Windows xp to configure it. I found the software that came with the card was buggy with service pack 2, so i didnt install it, but purely installed the driver, and it was working fine until last week.

There are no firewalls installed. I have checked the WEP code and it is correct, i've checked TCP settings and imitated what I have for mine, apart from where it says "IP address" Subnet mask default router and prefferred DNS is the same. I have tried setting it to get IP address automatically but it still gives me that limited connectivity. Have tried getting on the internet with the "problem PC" but it doesnt work and says page cannot be displayed. I typ... Read more

A:Wireless Small office Internet broadband connection.Limited connectivity

169... IP address gets assigned when Windows can't get one from the DHCP server.

You either have the encryption settings wrong or the wireless card/drivers are bad.

You should try disabling the encryption temporarily. Also, try swapping the Netgear adapters between Netgear-using machines (if the cards are the same type) to rule out bad hardware.

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Hi all

Just wondering anyone could help me with this please? I used to use irish broadband, a friend's friend helped me connect that to a wireless router, which was all working fine, however i cancelled the irish broadband in May, and i think by then my wireless on my dell inspiron 6400 was still working once i turned on the laptop, i could view all the wireless connection available. i have Intel PRO/Wireless 3845ABG network connection built in.

Then in May i got meteor broadband to go, i installed that, which is working fine. however, since then, my wireless has stopped working, i tried to fix it for days, but could not get anywhere, which is very stressful because everything is turned on and enabled, i looked through trouble shooting and i ran ipconfig, but it says 'media state disconnected'. I rang meteor, and they told me to go to device manager, which i had ensure all card/connection is enabled. but maybe there is something else, im just not sure where to look and fix the problem. i installed meteor broadband on another laptop, which the wireless on that laptop is still working perfectly, only my Dell wireless connection is not

could anyone give me any advice please?

Really appreciated!

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Hi, i have a customer who has broadband installed. they are a training organisation. they also have offices that need to be connected to the broadband. i am trying to find out how to connect them to the same connection but having them hidden from each other. at the moment they want wireless to move around with laptops, i could use a vpn on a managed switch and allow access to the broadband port only, but using wireless means i can't specify where they are allowed to go, and how to stop the students seeing the office computers.
i am a bit of a novice at this, but any help would be grately appreciated.


A:Broadband share

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Hi all,I have issues getting mobile (3/4g) broadband to work with my new T470 Thinkpad. In Ubuntu, the Fibocom Adapter is only detected as a generic MBIM adapter, and although Network Manager (and it's applet) display my network provider, the connection is not established, and the system process mbim-proxy is hanging at 100% CPU. This issue has been reported here (but seems to remain unsolved ?) : https://www.spinics.net/lists/linux-usb/msg158286.html Did anyone get this to work?Best whishes and thanks for any hints!

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Heres the deal... I have cable internet at home but I want to be able to dial-up when I am away from home and use my internet connection. Basically I need to make my home computer my personal ISP. I have had suggestions of using remote software like pcanywhere but that shares the desktop... granted I could use the internet that way but that would make more information needed to be transfered slowing down an already slow type of connection. I simply want to be able to dial-up my home computer and have internet like you would with any dial-up service provider... Can anyone please help... thanx

A:Need to share broadband over dial-up modem

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I've got a 3 mobile broadband dongle I'd like to share over WiFi. I've already ticked the ICS options in the properties of the connection, but I've tried several times to use the internet with both iphone and ipod touch without any joy.

The router I have is a Netgear dg834g with latest firmware. The dongle is connected to the side USB port on my laptop.

Can someone provide any ideas on how to do this?


A:How to share a mobile broadband dongle over WiFi?

Some wireless vendors inhibit ICS when you're using their dongle, perhaps that's the issue?

You should consider a 3G router which allows you to connect that device directly to the router and share the connection.

What's the ISP and the EXACT make/model of the broadband dongle?

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I have cable NTL broadband, and I want to be able to share the internet with computers not only with an ethernet input, but also computers without ethernet, and only ADSL/dial up type inputs, and even USB if possible.

There's lots of things about such as convertors and such, but I wondered if someone could advise the cheapest, easiest option. Is there something like a hub that has ethernet, USB, and other broadband connecting connectors like for BT lines?

Right now I have a Belkin router setup for 4 outputs ethernet outputs, am I best just get small ethernet to other converters?

A:Share Cable broadband, to computers without ethernet

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Currently living in a student house with 8 of us, we have 2 routers leading from cable router downstiars 4 rooms on each floor going from each router. Anyway basically when some one starts streaminh from a website it takes all the bandwith until it completes the download. Meaning for a few of the gamers in the house EXTREME LAG!

Is there any programs, or routers, that could even distribute out say 6.25 mb to each room, then no one can hogg the whole thing.

Basically its sunday night now, everyone is streaming their tits off and I can't get on battle field unless i pull their cables out!

please help

A:Virgin 50mb broadband house share 8 people problem?

bumping my thread

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hi, i have a main computer in one room connected to ntl broadband with an ethernet cable. I also have a laptop in another room, without broadband. How can i get the laptop connected to broadband aswell. Please tell me exactly what i need to buy and how to fit it...i dont know much about computers, so please explain in an easy way...thanks alot

A:help with broadband connection

You need a router!

I don't know the specific specs of a router, but what it mainly does is 'share' a connection to the internet.

Now, if your laptop has a wireless adapter, it may determine the type of router you'd need. If it doesn't have a wireless adapter, then you could go with a normal router. Though, you may always want to pay a little more for the wireless router just incase you decide--one day--to buy a wireless adapter--assuming you don't have one.

The routers come with instructions, so there isn't a need to talk about wiring...

You can get routers at any computer store, or other 'technology' stores...I'd give you some examples, but I wouldn't want to be advertising.

Oh yeah, and if you don't happen to have a wireless adapter, you may want to look into buying another ethernet cord. Decide where to put the router, and then approximate a distance to your laptop; buy an ethernet cord to this approximated value...

But then again, if you have a wireless adapter, this ethernet cord is obsolete.

Look into a wireless adapter if you don't have one! The cash total of both the router and optional adapter is about 100$, assuming you live in Canada.

Good luck.

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I am installing broadband on my Windows XP Home pc.

I put the installation disc in and it goes through to the green light stage. However as soon as I press next the screen goes blue with white writing.
I have spoken to Aol who say I have dll files missing but Advent say this is not the case and I have a hard disc problem. Can anyone please help?

A:aol broadband connection

Hi and Welcome,
What is the writing on the blue screen? What is the error it says?

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I'm trying to connect to the Internet through Internet Explorer. It continues to have a small box come up asking for connect to Broadband connection. Below that it asks for user name and password. Please can someone help me out with this issue?

A:Asking for broadband connection

Hi @Ben1234567,Welcome to the HP Support Forums! It is a great place to find the help you need, from other users, HP experts, and other support personnel. I understand you are having an issue with connecting to the network. I will be glad to help you.Please post the full product number of your computer. See the following, if you need help with that information.How Do I Find My Model Number or Product Number? How are you connection to the network? wireless or wired Ethernet.Please get back to me with above information, so I can help you better. 

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well can any body help???my mate is on AOL 56k broadband (not good i know but he not got much money)any way just wondering how is works as im on ntl and his seam so much differant as he has to go on to AOL then sign in before he can surf. is this how it works? (so what does it do then does it have to dial up ?)

next thing why cant he go on to internet explorer and sign on ther instead of having to go to AOL to sign in first....

A:Aol 56k Broadband Connection

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Everytime i load my pc and connect to the internet using my Bt broadband connection i have to connect just like i did with dial-up. Is there a way to make the internet connect at start-up? automatically?

thanks in advance

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Is it possible to have 2 x broadband connections onto 1 network ? is there a router that supports this ? one of our customers wants to have 2 different ISP's into his network. Would we need 2 routers and would it work or would he get conflics ?

Help Appreciated

Cheers Joe

A:Broadband Connection

This would only work if they have two phone lines into the premises because you can only have one broadband connection per phone line. Therefore you will need two adsl routers,unless one line is cable of course. I suspect switching from one to the other could be fiddly but not impossible.

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