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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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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...

Posted on Nov 21, 2007

  • William Pecht
    William Pecht Nov 21, 2007

    In case you need further info on the Windows Wifi Utility, here is a good article:

    The Windows XP Wireless Zero Configuration Service

    By The Cable Guy

    The Wireless Zero Configuration (WZC) service, available in Windows XP, dynamically selects the wireless network to which to attempt connection, based either on your preferences or on default settings. This includes automatically selecting and connecting to a more preferred wireless network when it becomes available. If none of the preferred wireless networks are found nearby, the WZC service configures the wireless adapter so that there is no accidental connection until the wireless client roams within the range of a preferred network.



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