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I don't have a problem. I have a Comcast/toshiba cable modem. Is there anything else I need if I buy a Toshiba wireless Labtop for it to work?

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That sounds like you have everything together to set up your own home wired network.

Three things:

  1. Make sure you have a contract with an ISP (Internet Service Provider) - quite obvious, but you don't believe how often I see problems related to that.
  2. You did not mention which modem you have. If you want a wireless network, then either your modem has to have wireless capabilities, or you need a wireless router (something your laptop can connect to). See the picture below: I don't have a problem. I have a Comcast/toshiba - 5808d56.gif
  3. When you set up your router, do NOT use the disk that usually comes with the device. Although it might seem easier in the beginning, on the long run you are way better of if you know what you are doing. Do it manually. There are tons of help pages out there which show you how to do it, follow the manual or come back here.
If you have any more questions, just come back here and leave a comment - I'm happy to help.
If you have any more questions, just come back here and leave a comment - I'm happy to help.

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