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Can I connect this if I don't have a desktop computer

I purchased this wireless router yesterday because I have 2 laptop computers that I want to use wirerlessly. I do not have a desktop computer to hook one of the network cables to. I wanted to know if this is even possible to connect if I don't have a desktop computer??? I would like to use both of my computers wirerlessly.

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In short, Yes.  Most laptops have an ethernet port.  Connect one of you laptops to the router temporarily, via the LAN ports on the router.  You should get an address and be able to configure the router...usually at 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1 (don't remember for netgear).  Setup the wireless network settings, with security, chooosing a key that you can remember, but is not easily guessable. Once the configuration is done, disconnect via the wired ethernet cable and setup your wireless on both laptops.
Alternatively, you may be able to configure the router purely from a wireless connection.  When you plug in the router, go to your network settings on the laptop and scan for the SSID with the best signal.  This SHOULD be your router and it should be wide open.  You can configure it as above, then reconnect to the network you setup.

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You can connect one of the laptops using an ethernet cable and configure the router.

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