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Apple user attempting to fix dad's dell laptop windows xp home edition

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i have wireless everything with my macs, but for the life of me i cannot figure out how to make a LAN connection with my dad's dell laptop. i have it connected via firewire into the Actiontec® GT701 i do not have the installation disk because Qwest never gave me one (1) & (2) i have my isp addresses & whatnot from my macs, but i cannot make a LAN connection.... my dad lives in the dark ages and still has dial-up...

HELP PLEASE!!!

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  • jabrody24 Aug 18, 2008

    I have a similar issue - I just bought my MAC laptop with airport card but cannot access the Action Tec router which is based off my roommate's dell PC. The system is protected by WEP but the password doesn't seem to work. I get the error "connection timed out" on my MAC. Any suggestions?







    I can help you connect the laptop to the internet but 1st i need to know if your trying to connect it to a router or did you want to do a wan connection from the dsl modem.

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I'm confused because you say your trying to make a lan connection on the dell laptop but your connecting it via firewire into a DSL modem. doing this method would be a WAN connection and not a LAN connection. To make a lan connection you need to connect the laptop via network cable (or wireless connection) to a router that is connected to your actiontek dsl modem.

I can help you connect the laptop to the internet but 1st i need to know if your trying to connect it to a router or did you want to do a wan connection from the dsl modem.

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