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I set up my linksys wireless router this morning on my desk top which has high speed or DSL and I like to have it on my laptop also. I need instructions on how to ave it on both computers,

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There are a few questions about this so i go to the easiest.

If your router had multiple "Lan" ports you can connect an extra cable to the router and your laptop. You leave your working internet on your computer intact.

If your router has DHCP (which give you an ip adress when you connect a cable to the pc and router) you can use internet right away unless your provider doesn't allow you to have multiple internet connections or if they installed your router as a "modem" function.

If your router does not have DHCP and has "fixed" adresses you need to type in the adresses in your network configuration of your network card from your laptop.

You can copy the adresses from your own pc by going to Start - Run and type CMD or Command. it gives you a dos-box. Then type ipconfig and it gives you a screen like

ip-adress 192.168.1.1
subnet 255.255.255.0
dns 192.168.1.254

This screen let you also know if you have DHCP. It will also say if you have DHCP > "Assigned by DHCP" server and it shows a dhcp adress. usually the same adress as your DNS. Only if you have DHCP.

You can type the subnet and dns directly over but the ip-adress needs to be unique. So type in 192.168.1.10 for example. The important thing is to leave the first 3 digits the same.

sometimes it start with 10.0.0.1 depends on the router.
then type first 10.0.0. 2 or higher but not higher then 253 if your router adress is 254.

Good luck.

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If your laptop has a wireless card built in - or external, you will be able to get the wireless signal.  You need to open your wireless dialog - Start > My Network Places > View Network Places

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