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Old 08-20-2006, 04:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default wireless conn w/o host

I am looking to set up a wireless connection off of my current broadban one. I only have one computer (my laptop) with a DELL wireless card. Therefore, I cannot have a host computer. I am sure this is possible to do, however the installaton and setup disc that came with the wireless router only set up a host PC (which was my laptop). In this setup it had me on, my laptop was connected to the broadband at all time (diminishes point of wireless). Tips suggestions?

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Old 08-23-2006, 11:33 AM   #2 (permalink)
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what brand/model of router?

I would imagine there is a web-based interface for the router. You may need to hard-wire the laptop for the initial setup. (Setting the SSID/encription) Once that is done, though, you should be able to access any configuration you need wirelessly.

The router itself does not need a "host" to work. I think they just include the "install disc" to help out those who are new to routers/networking and may need a little help getting going.
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