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Laptop just bought a laptop for my daughter for christmas, i already have internet broadband with orange, what router will i need for the laptop to work? how do i set up my lenovo thinkpad r61i to my orange live box

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  • bettyirene Dec 25, 2007

    thanks very much will try that



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You can use Dlink or Netgear and just follow the instruction that come with the router.

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