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Old 04-18-2010, 03:39 PM   #1
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Default A little confused how to do this

You'd think with all my functioning brain cells this would be an easy concept for me, but it's not.

Currently, I have cable internet service, with the cable line feeding into my cable modem, which then connects to the desktop/laptop by USB.

I want to enable wireless access so I can be in another room on my laptop. The cable modem is fairly new so I don't want to outright replace it. Would I need to purchase a wireless router, which the modem would feed to, in order to access a wireless signal?

What do I need to do in order to make it a secure connection?
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Old 04-18-2010, 03:54 PM   #2
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This might help you, Steve.


http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/u.../wireless.mspx
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Old 04-18-2010, 05:19 PM   #3
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Kinda funny but this is the exact router we use.
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Old 04-18-2010, 07:32 PM   #4
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BTW, spend the little extra for a wireless pre-n capable router. You get longer range now (even with a G card in the laptop) and higher speeds when you get a new PC later and put N in it.
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Old 04-18-2010, 03:55 PM   #5
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Steve,
Most new cable modems have wireless access built in. I had to look for the WEP # and SSID # . I access the internet on my laptop thru my FIOS router modem. I would suggest you call tech support for your cable company and they should be able to walk you thru the link up.
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Old 04-18-2010, 04:08 PM   #6
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Thanks for the replies.

Right now, my desktop is not working and I am using my laptop, so getting an ad hoc connection through the desktop won't work.

And, from what I can determine on my cable modem, there's no way I'm gonna get a wireless signal from it. (It's a Linksys CM100).

I suppose this means I'll have to fork out the cash for a wireless router. Blegh.
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Old 04-18-2010, 04:31 PM   #7
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Wired is so last century. Call the cable company and tell them to give you a mew modem/router with wireless capability and come out and hook it up. You pay a monthly fee for technology to them
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We have a Linksys wireless router plugged into our cable modem. Its been chugging along for 6 years now.
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We have a Linksys wireless router plugged into our cable modem. Its been chugging along for 6 years now.
we do too - never have a problem.
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