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I lose broadband once I diconnect the ethernet cable

I have a Belkin ADSL wireless modem router - all is fine with the cable attached from the laptop to the router and the signal strenght is "excellent" but once unplugged, Internet connectivity is lost

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  • Terry McCartney
    Terry McCartney May 11, 2010

    Setup the network so your adsl modem connects directly to the internet slot on your Belkin ADSL wireless modem router, the router will now broadcast wirelessly to the laptop(assuming it has a wireless card) and any pcs in range with a wirekess card, If laptop has no wireless then use another slot(1) on the router to attach an RJ45 cable from the router to the laptop.

  • registerthis
    registerthis May 11, 2010

    You need a wireless card in the notebook to connect wireless.

  • chris grams
    chris grams May 11, 2010

    what OS are you using?

  • Cosma Papouis
    Cosma Papouis May 11, 2010

    Have you configured wireless connectivity?

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You are providing the username and password from your laptop. So its disconnectiong when you shutdown your laptop
Try to use the username and pass from the Modem itself .
Hope you can find difference. Thanks

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