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Wireless connection set up

Hi,could some one walk me through setting up my Billion modem wirelessly to my Dell Desk top running XP home. I get confused with firewalls,LAN settings etc Ethernet cable is being used at the moment.What I dont see is a sinal Icon in the task bar next to the clock saying connected? & signal strenth as all other computers have there,thanks in advance.

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    jaegerdwp Mar 10, 2009

    Hi,Its DSL Adam Internet & router is adsl 2+ ,I just simply want to connect Dell PC with out Ethernet cable,(Wireless) to Modem at home,LAN is showing connected but it would as Ethernet cable is in place,I just dont want to disconnect cable before I know what to do for wireless connectivity.as I said before there is know sinal Icon in task bar ?Thanks for any suggestions

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    jaegerdwp Mar 11, 2009

    Thanks for that

  • jaegerdwp
    jaegerdwp Mar 12, 2009

    Hi,Its DSL Adam Internet & router is adsl 2+ ,I just simply want toconnect Dell PC with out Ethernet cable,(Wireless) to Modem at home,LANis showing connected but it would as Ethernet cable is in place,I justdont want to disconnect cable before I know what to do for wirelessconnectivity.as I said before there is know sinal Icon in task bar?Thanks for any suggestions

  • Deb Collins May 11, 2010

    Did you run the internet connection wizard to setup your wireless connection?
    Did you select Show icon in notification area when connected? And .. Notify me when this connection
    has limited or no connectivity?

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You need to get a Wireless Access Point to hook up to your DSL Router and you need to have a Wireless Access Card installed in any PC or device u want to hook up to the internet wirelessly.
Only then will u get what u want

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Are you trying to hook up the laptop wirelessly to the pc? because then the pc would need to have a wireless card as well....sounds like I need more info, but if you are trying to do what I think you are, you should just get a wireless router instead, hook the pc tower directly to it via ethernet cable, and then setup the laptop to connect to the router. The router would hook to your dsl or cable router....what service do you have?

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  • Kevin Hughes Mar 11, 2009

    OK, so you need to know if the dsl router you have has wireless capabilities. If it doesn't, getting the wireless to work on the laptop will do you no good....let me know if the router is wireless, either consult the documentation that came with it, or call your provider if they gave it to you...

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