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Wireless router we have a 2wire 1701HG gateway wireless router,my son uses this for this laptop.could you tell me if we can run another laptop from this or not.if not do i have to purchase an internet ready laptop.many thanks michelle

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You should be able to run several laptops from this router. If your laptop is not wireles ready, you can purchase a wireless card and insert it in the PCMCIA slot. I have a similar model 2 Wire router, and run one wired PC and 3 wireless laptops from it! Good luck!

Posted on Nov 08, 2007


I have a friend that works at 2 wire. I've bought a couple of their products. And I'm a computer geek. Unless I miss my guess it shouldn't matter what is plugged into it, be it laptop or desktop. It may be locked down to the MAC address on the NIC, but I doubt it. Anyway you'd just browse to it's embedded webpage and change the setting. The IP address is the same as the gateway address on the laptop plugged into it.

I think I bought that model for my dad but I can't remember the exact model number on it. Anyway the one I bought, and set up for my Dad, I had several different computers hooked up to it and never had a problem.

Posted on Nov 08, 2007


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