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Connecting Wireless Modem to Laptop.

I have a wireless modem but don`t know how to Connect this to my Laptop.
Please can anyone give me step by step instructions on how I can do this?
Many Thanks
John

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  • johnhanson88 Feb 26, 2008

    Hi,

    The Modem is a BT 2 WIRE 1800HG.

    It has a Blue Cable and a Yellow Cable and a Grey Cable.

    I know the Grey Cable Connects to the Phone Line.



    The Blue cable is connected to the USB on the Modem and has a USB connection on the other end.



    The Yellow Cable connects to Local Ethernet on the Modem And the other end of the Yellow cable has a Connector like a Phone Connector.

    Could you Please tell me how to set this up????

    Many thanks.

    John

  • Palmbeach
    Palmbeach May 11, 2010

    Depends on the wireless modem. Some require drivers and software, others just need to be set up.

    What exactly have you got there?

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Firstly, you need to connect your router to a broadband activated phoneline. On the back of your router there is a socket which should say Phone Line and I believe it is at the top.
This will then radiate a radio broadband signal.

Next, you need to be able to link your computer(s) to your router. There are basically four ways of doing this.

1) ETHERNET - You can connect from the ethernet socket on your computer to the ethernet socket on your router. If you have an ethernet socket on your computer, this is the simplest connection but not always the most convenient. If you don't have an ethernet socket on your computer you will not be able to use the yellow cable.

2) USB - You can connect from the USB socket on the router to a USB socket on your computer. You will need to install USB drivers to do this, but it's not difficult.

3) WIRELESS - You can use a Wireless LAN Adaptor. This can either be a card, built in to your computer or an external USB linked wireless adaptor plugged into an available UBS socket on your computer. These are trickier to set up but you have the freedom to connect to the internet from anywhere within radio range of your router and without wires. Some computers have wireless network adaptors built in already, especially laptops. You can find out by doing the following:
Start\Programs\Accessories\Communications\Newtork Connections - check to see if any of the connections say 'wireless' If they do you're in luck.

4) HPNA - You could use a Home PNA Adaptor (HPNA). This allows you to connect to your router from a different room by plugging into a phone socket through through the HPNA. These can be a little unreliable and do suffere sometimes with interference.

As soon as you have connected to the router, you need to connect to the router's Gateway or control panel. This allows you to set a WEP security code for your network and stops your neighbour or anyone else from connecting to your network. If you use a wireless LAN you will have to set this up with your security code.

To prevent hash intereference to your phone, you need to use microfilters on each phone in your house. Usually a couple of filters will be included with your router, and you can easily purchase more, if you have phones all over your house.

Please find the guide for your router at the link below.
http://www.2wire.com/pages/pdfs/1000_series_Gateway_Install_Guide.pdf

You can also download software and drivers from http://www.2wire.com
Just go to the support page and look for your particular model

Hope this helps....

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If you have a modem that looks like a card, you can plug it on the PCMCIA slot at the sides, those are the empty slots on your laptop. install its drivers and test the modem if it responds.

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