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Location hookup I have a desktop and have just purchased a Tobisha laptop. I am going to purchase a wireless router. My question is, just where do you hook it up to what? To my desktop, to the cable box located in my garage, or where? You can tell i'm not very sharp with this. Thank you so much! Lloyd

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Re: Location hookup

What model as the wireless router. some handle the connections to your isp others dont and just hook into your modem.
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