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I set my router up as a network and all I want it to do is run a laptop. How do I get it to do just that?

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Did you have it working with another computer before? It would normally use an ethernet cable between the router and laptop.
Your laptop needs an ethernet connector (or maybe a USB port if your router supports a USB connector). Sometimes the ethernet port is built into the laptop. It looks like a phone jack (you may have a couple of modem jacks on your laptop, which is not what you want). It's bigger and has 6 wires instead of 4. Another way to connect an ethernet cable to your laptop is a PCMCIA card. They plug into a thin, wide port on the side of your laptop. It also would have the 6-wire jack built into it. Router setup is another issue if you need help with that.

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