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Getting setup I just bought a netgear wireless network card to connect my laptop to my girlfriends wireless broadband connection. The problem is her computer is connected to a bt voyager router which is owned by her parents, i don't know a lot about computers but my gf needs my laptop to be able to connect to her router and im scared of messing up her parents settings. is there anyway you could explain in detail how to connect my laptop to her router so that she may access the internet from my laptop that is quick and easy to do??

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Re: getting setup

Unless you get into the configuration of the router, you don't have to worry about 'messing' anything up... you just need to know the SSID (the name of the wifi connection they configured) and the password, if it is protected with WEP or WAP... just install the card into the laptop with the proper drivers, and use either the utility that came with the laptop (turn off the Windows Wireless Config in your services.msc) or use Windows Wireless Config Utility to access (find) the SSID of her router..

Let us know if you need further info...

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