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Internet connecting i was wondering if i needed to have a wireless card to hook up to the internet, or if a router would work

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Routers will always work as long as you have the ethernet jack (looks like a fat telephone plug) in the back of the computer. Undoubtedly you have that. I don't think I've seen a computer in years that doesn't come with it. As for wireless, laptops come with them nowadays but desktops generally need one installed. Those are usually put in PCs that sit away from the router in bedrooms or dens- places like that. So it sounds like you're good to go!
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The IBM R31 2656 doesn't have an intergrated wireless network card. SO to connect to the internet via wireless (802.11x) you need a Wireless Card (USB or PCMCIA) a wireless router to receive the Signal and a Internet connection for the router (DSL or Cable modem)

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To connect to the Internet you need a few extra things aswell as a network or wireless card and install the LAN or wireless driver.
1. You need to sign up with an Internet service provider.
2. Connect a LAN cable from your computer to the DSL or cable modem
3. You need a DSL or cable modem and connect and configure the modem to inaccordance with your Internet service provider's instructions.
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There's no instructions on were any of the wires go to the wireless route(cable not telephone internet) I have internet on my pc but not the lap top please help.


If you are trying to hook up the laptop to the wired connection on your router, then you need a RJ45 type cable sold for about ten bucks. this cable goes into the RJ45 jack on your laptop (looks like a big telephone jack and in any one of the remaining jacks on your router marked 1,2,3 or 4. One of those jacks are occupied by the cable from your computer to your router.

If you are trying to go wireless, then you have to have a built in wireless card or an add on card, and soft ware to access the wireless portion of your router.

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How to make the toshiba satellite a15-129 pc notebook wireless?


The first thing that you need tohave in order to get wireless internet is a wireless networking adapter.If you own a newer laptop, this is probably inside your computer as we speak.
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You can easily purchase oneseparately. They are relatively inexpensive. The best place to purchase a wirelesscard is eBay (opens new window).
There are two important thing thingsto look for in your wireless card.
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2.Purchase a wireless card that connects in the PCMCIA slot.
The next thing you are going to wantto get is high speed internet. It is possible to have wireless internet withdial-up, but it will be so slow it simply isn't worth it.
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There are many different types andbrands of modems out there. I have had no problems or complaints with the Motorola Surfboard. It's easyto set up and has lasted a long time now.
Other well known modems are Linksys and Netgear.
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Fortunately, routers are gettingcheaper and cheaper by the day now.
You can certainly find a nice wireless router on eBay forunder $30.
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NO laptop has WIRELESS MODEM or ROUTER.

But yeah, there is always a WIRELESS LAN card in each laptop so that you can get connected to any Wireless Access Point like Routers,Bridges or Switches.

Your OS wizard will help you to configure all wireless settings.

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The wireless card needs to be configured with the same settings as the wireless router so it can communicate with the wireless router.

For configuration information refer to the wireless router and wireless card/device manuals.
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Did you by any chance give you router the mac address on the wireless card? Do you have the comcast version of a netgear wireless router? Any wireless router will do also. Does not have to be netgear or from comcast. You can get online by the network cable right?. Where else are you trying to connect to wirelessly?

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