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Cable to connect direct to laptop computer . what kind of cable do i require to connect to laptop. i do not want to use wifi in this case

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Yes you use the adupter cable to connect direct to laptop computer

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Can i connect to a wireless network like wifi without a cable network


Yes but you will still have some kind of computer sevicenetwork to receive the signal to the wiireless wifi..unless you have close neighbors who have the service and have their Wifi set for others to use...example stores and restaurants that have free WIFI where you are using their service..only in this case your neighbors..good luck..

Oct 05, 2014 | Computers & Internet

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Troubleshooting Laptop WiFi Connectivity Issues


Most laptop manufacturers provide an external switch to switch on/off the WiFi functionality. As a result, the first problem most new laptop owners encounter with trying to connect to a wireless network is that their WiFi has inadvertently been switched off. So, if you have a WiFi connectivity issue, the first thing to make sure of is that your laptop's WiFi external switch is on.

The next most common problem when it comes to WiFi connectivity issues is that the signal strength is too weak to hold a connection. This can be extremely confusing if the network is working fine for a person sitting at the next table. This could be due to several reasons. This person's laptop might have a more sensitive WiFi receiver, be set in just the right location where the signal strength is maximum, or even be accessing a different WiFi network other than the one you are trying to connect to. When you're troubleshooting a wireless connection, make sure to get as close to the router as you can, certainly in the same room if it's in your own home, so you can eliminate signal strength as a possible issue.

In order to prevent every stranger who walks by from accessing any network with WiFi capability, there are a number of security options that can be set on WiFi routers. The most common of these is simply enabling password protection, so that any laptop trying to connect to the network will have to provide a password for the initial connection (after that the operating system remembers the password). In order that you be able to connect to a WiFi network, you will have to set up your laptop's WiFi connection with the correct key. First, try the key printed on the router label, but if a custom password was created when the network was set up, you'll either have to find the piece of paper where it was written or chase the person who set up the network. If the password absolutely can't be recovered, search the Internet for how to reset the router (varies with brand), create a new password and enter it on all the computers that use the connection.

In some cases, it's easy to reset the password or turn the security on and off by connecting directly to the router with an Ethernet cable and typing the fixed IP address for the router into your browser.

Connecting directly by cable to the router is an important troubleshooting step for wireless connectivity even if you don't have a password problem. If you can't connect to the Internet even after plugging directly into the router, neither the wireless adapter in your laptop nor the wireless transceiver in the router are at fault.

If you plug directly into the router via the Ethernet cable and you gain access to the Internet, you can continue troubleshooting wireless issues. Check Device Manager to see if it's complaining about the network hardware. If not, and you still can't gain access at this point, the problem is either with the high speed modem and ISP, or a networking software issue within the operating system.

High speed modems, often called routers if they include a built-in router, are equipped with a series of status LEDs that can be used to diagnose many connectivity problems. Whether you have a cable modem connecting to the cable company, DSL via the phone company or one of the more esoteric high speed modems, they should always include an LED that tells you if the connection between the modem and the Internet has been established. If this link light is out, or has changed colors, say from the familiar green to an ominous red, power down the modem and turn it back on again. This hard reset will usually fix dropped connection problems caused by storms, power surges or signal interruptions, providing the modem hasn't been damaged. A modem/router will also include a status LED to show whether an Ethernet cable connection to your laptop is good, and your laptop will have a little status/activity LED for the network connection as well. While color coding isn't universal, solid green usually indicates a good connection, and blinking green or orange usually indicates activity. Some modems include an LED to tell you if the DSL or cable link to the ISP is good even when the Internet isn't functioning.

Operating system issues affecting connectivity can include firewall (security software) settings that prevent your computer from establishing communications with the Internet Service Provider (ISP), or the failure to install the software that ISP requires. Unfortunately, there are also more complicated problems that will require drawn out conversations with the ISP's technical support department to troubleshoot.

If you're adventurous, or desperate, you'll find all sorts of third party software online that will reset the Windows stack or change registry settings back to defaults, but you're better off trying the tech support route first if a software glitch is at the bottom of your problems.

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on Oct 25, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Connecting Two Computers Directly With Cable for a home network


The simplest and easy way to start a home network 


The simplest kind and easy to maintain of home network contains exactly two computers. You can use this kind of network to share files, a printer or another peripheral device, and even an Internet connection. To connect two computers for sharing these and other network resources, consider the options described below.
Connecting Two Computers Directly With Cable

The traditional method to network two computers involves making a dedicated link by plugging one cable into the two systems. Several alternatives exist for networking two computers in this manner: Ethernet crossover cable
Null modem serial cable or parallel peripheral cable
Special-purpose USB cables
Ethernet crossover cable
Null modem serial cable or parallel peripheral cable
Special-purpose USB cables
Ethernet - Of the above choices, the Ethernet method is preferred as it supports a reliable, high-speed connection with minimal configuration required. Additionally, Ethernet technology offers the most general-purpose solution, allowing networks with more than two computers to be built fairly easily later. If one of your computers possesses an Ethernet adapter but the other has USB, an Ethernet crossover cable can still be used by first plugging a USB-to-Ethernet converter unit into the computer's USB port.

Ethernet crossover cables

Serial and parallel - This type of cabling, called Direct Cable Connection (DCC) when using Microsoft Windows, offers lower performance but offers the same basic functionality as Ethernet cables. You may prefer this option if you have such cables readily available and network speed is not a concern. Serial and parallel cables are never used to network more than two computers.

USB - Ordinary USB cables must not be used to connect two computers directly to each other. Attempting to do so can electrically damage the computers! However, special USB cables designed for direct connection exist that can be used safely. You may prefer this option over others if your computers lack functional Ethernet network adapters.

To make dedicated connections with Ethernet, USB, serial or parallel cables requires
each computer have a functioning network interface with an external jack for the cable, and
the network settings on each computer appropriately configured
One phone line or power cord cannot be used to directly connect two computers to each other for networking.

Connecting Two Computers with Cable through Central Infrastructure
Rather than cable two computers directly, the computers may instead be joined indirectly through a central network fixture. This method requires two network cables, one connecting each computer to the fixture. Several types of fixtures exist for home networking: Ethernet hubs, switches, and routers 
USB hubs
Phoneline and powerline wall outlets
Ethernet hubs, switches, and routers
USB hubs
Phoneline and powerline wall outlets

Implementing this method often entails additional up-front cost to purchase more cables and network infrastructure. However, it's a general-purpose solution accommodating any reasonable number of devices (e.g, ten or more). You will likely prefer this approach if you intend to expand your network in the future.

Most cabled networks utilize Ethernet technology. Alternatively, USB hubs can be employed, while powerline and phoneline home networks each offer their own unique form of central infrastructure. The traditional Ethernet solutions are generally very reliable and offer high performance.
Connecting Two Computers Wirelessly
In recent years, wireless solutions have enjoyed increasing popularity for home networking. As with cabled solutions, several different wireless technologies exist to support basic two computer networks: Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
infrared
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
infrared
Wi-Fi connections can reach a greater distance than the wireless alternatives listed above. Many newer computers, especially laptops, now contain built-in Wi-Fi capability, making it the preferred choice in most situations. Wi-Fi can be used either with or without a network fixture. With two computers, Wi-Fi networking minus a fixture (also called ad-hoc mode) is especially simple to set up. How To - Set Up an Ad Hoc WiFi Network

How To - Set Up an Ad Hoc WiFi Network

Bluetooth technology supports reasonably high-speed wireless connections between two computers without the need for a network fixture. Bluetooth is more commonly used when networking a computer with a consumer handheld device like a cell phone. Most desktop and older computers do not possess Bluetooth capability. Bluetooth works best if both devices are in the same room in close proximity to each other. Consider Bluetooth if you have interest in networking with hand held devices and your computers lack Wi-Fi capability. 

Infrared networking existed on laptops years before either Wi-Fi or Bluetooth technologies became popular. Infrared connections only work between two computers, do not require a fixture, and are reasonably fast. Being very simple to set up and use, consider infrared if your computers support it and you lack the desire to invest effort in Wi-Fi or Bluetooth.

If you find mention of an alternative wireless technology called Home RF, you can safely ignore it. Home RF technology became obsolete several years ago and is not a practical option for home networking.

Try it is the best home network option.

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on May 20, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Need security code for wi fi


There are no defaults for this, but 2 ways to go about.

A. When you have a device like an Android phone which is already able to connect to the wifi network, download WiFi Key Recovery on the Google Play store.

B. Set a new key on the router (this will affect all wireless devices connected to this wifi network)

  1. Connect your computer/ laptop with a network cable directly to your SMC router.
  2. Open your browser e.g. Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, and type "192.168.2.1" (without quotes) in the addressbar.
  3. A password is required to login. The default is smcadmin.
  4. Open Security from the menu on the left, click Wireless.
  5. You will be able to set a new WEP or WPA key. Use WPA for better security.

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FN key does not bring up icons across top of screen. F6 & F7 will lighten or darken screen but no icons. F8 to turn on wifi does not respond; cannot turn wifi on - have to take to office for network...


If the Fn Key plus the WiFi key doesn't toggle the Wifi, then there may be a problem with the driver or the transmitter hardware in the laptop.

If you need to network with your office, you might be able to hardwire using RJ-45 or Direct Ethernet cable connection, in some cases, if your administrator allows this type of access. It will require a Cat 3 or Cat 4 (less likely) cable to connect in this way.

You could also get a card that inserts into the slot for the laptop for expansion, that would allow Wifi connections via another transmitter.

Another alternative would be to transfer your files to a usb 2.0 flash drive and transfer that to the office computer without Wifi, and continue processing your files from there through the USB 2.0 port found on many modern computers.

Or, if your office computer allows emailing files, then you could email the relevant files in an 'attachment' to your office network.

Good luck on this.

I hope this helps.

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How do i hook up the netgear to my laptop


you'll have to first connect the computer to the dsl/cable modem via ethernet cable, then connect the modem to your computer directly, then access the configuration page of the router and set the wifi settings including security option (WPA, WPA2, WEP, Shared), then open the wifi adapter settings on your laptop and make sure the security option and security key are entered correctly. disconnect the ethernet cable from the laptop to the modem and test the connection.

Sep 27, 2010 | Lenovo 3000 G530 Notebook

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I use Thomson ST585 v6 which automatically connects my desktop, but do not know password to allow visitors to connect their laptops, can I retrieve this, or can they connect if I press the black button on...


The black button on the front panel of 585's is to enable / disable the wireless network (WiFi). If the WiFi is enabled with a password setting the led on the front panel is green, if the WiFi is enabled without a password setting (free to all) the led is red. If your desktop is connected with a cable at 585, you can just use the button in order to enable (or disable) the WiFi for the visitors. If you want something more secure you can set the WiFi with a password but in this case you must tell your visitors the password in order to acess the WiFi. It's up on you to decide the way you want to use the WiFi. Of course if you need help to set up the WiFi password post me a reply.

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May 10, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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I need to set up my IP provided WiFi router-modem (Westell 327M) for use with my two laptops, such that the router-modem provides me internet access via ethernet cables (not interested in the WiFi aspect...


first check with the ISP if any DNS server settings or proxy settins are required(but i think you can alternatively connect your laptops these may have ben already set on the laptops but just in case)

now if your ISP accepts you to have more than one connection from the same link then you can connect the connect the cable from the modem to the INTERNET/WAN areas and you can connect the ethernet cables in the ports marked 1,2,3,4

here check that if you are only etting the link on the computer connected to port1 and no connection on the others then make a small adjustment disconnect the cable from WAN/Internet port and connect it to the Port1 and the computers to 2,3,4

now that you are saying that u r not interested in the wifi so it is advisable that you go to the home page of the router and from there to the wireless page and disable the wireless broadcast of the router for safety purposes

this can be changed any number of times back and forth

cheers

Jul 14, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Ibm think pad t30


Hi,

To my knowledge, your laptop (IBM ThinkPad X30 2672) does not have any built-in WiFi. It's modes of connection are IrDA, modem, Ethernet, USP, Firewire aside from the regular serial & parallel. This would indicate that if you are wireless you either have a USB dongle or PCMCIA card. Please post back with your WiFi brand/model and your Operating System. Further, please post back likewise your WiFi AP/Router brand/model.

The message "a network cable is unplugged" pertains to the absence of a lan cable connected to your Ethernet port.

Good luck, kind regards and will await your second post.

Nov 16, 2007 | IBM ThinkPad X30 2672 Notebook

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