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wireless router for laptop

Postby aphrodite » Tue, 25 Apr 2006 12:21 am

Hi. i would like to know what are the prices like for the router thing (issit called that?) that allows one to use internet for a laptop outside.

And also where can i get cheaper ones?

I'm a total computer idiot so i dun really know about this things.

Any advices? :)

Thanks. :)

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Postby shamsathya » Tue, 25 Apr 2006 7:59 am

Firstly, What computer are u Using and Whats ur Windows OS that you are running?

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Postby Bremen » Tue, 25 Apr 2006 1:00 pm

shamsathya wrote:Firstly, What computer are u Using and Whats ur Windows OS that you are running?


The Windows OS matters little.
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Re: wireless router for laptop

Postby Bremen » Tue, 25 Apr 2006 1:06 pm

aphrodite wrote:Hi. i would like to know what are the prices like for the router thing (issit called that?) that allows one to use internet for a laptop outside.

And also where can i get cheaper ones?

I'm a total computer idiot so i dun really know about this things.

Any advices? :)

Thanks. :)


1. Does your laptop have wireless?
2. If yes, you can get a Linksys Home Wireless Router for about 80 SGD. They're pretty good. Be aware though that the range is only about 30 meters.
3. If you're trying to get your laptop to be able to connect to wi-fi spots in coffee shops, etc, you will need a PCMCIA Wireless Network Adaptor card. Linksys, Netgear and D-Link make good ones, and thet sell for 50-55 SGD. Good places to get them are Funan and Sim Lim.

But of course, you will only need to buy a network adaptor card if your laptop does not have wifi built in. What is the exact model of the laptop?
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Postby shamsathya » Tue, 25 Apr 2006 1:28 pm

Hope this could be of some help to you!!!
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Re: wireless router for laptop

Postby Josh18 » Wed, 17 May 2006 3:12 am

You need this
http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/allppl/de ... pg&.src=ph

I have a brand new 1 for sale at $45 only,can deliver to ur location :-)



aphrodite wrote:Hi. i would like to know what are the prices like for the router thing (issit called that?) that allows one to use internet for a laptop outside.

And also where can i get cheaper ones?

I'm a total computer idiot so i dun really know about this things.

Any advices? :)

Thanks. :)

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Re: wireless router for laptop

Postby Bremen » Wed, 17 May 2006 12:35 pm

Josh18 wrote:You need this
http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/allppl/de ... pg&.src=ph

I have a brand new 1 for sale at $45 only,can deliver to ur location :-)


That's presumptious considering we still don't know if she is looking for a laptop wirelass adaptor or a home wireless router.
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Postby fung23 » Wed, 24 May 2006 1:46 pm

Hello,

1) my laptop got wireless
2) using Linksys Home Wireless Router

After connected to the wireless router where the icon shows "connected, excellent signal, 56Mbps" , but i am not able to browse net. :???:

Any step missing? Please help, thanks.

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Postby Baron Greenback » Wed, 24 May 2006 4:49 pm

Have you configured your router?

Have you done anything like this?

1. Open your web browser and go to http://192.168.1.1/ which should be the LAN address of your Linksys router. Or if that does not work, read the documentation that came with your router in order to discover its address

2. Enter the login and password for your router. The default login is blank and the password is "admin" (yes, not the other way around)

In the setup you should be able to point your router to your ISP & enter login id & password
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Postby fung23 » Thu, 25 May 2006 12:10 am

Hi Baron Greenback,

Thank you for your tips. Done!

I need to go to the Linksys website to learn how to get the info (DNS, physical address.....) for the set up. :oops:


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