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Is there a way to hook into my dsl internet to get wifi

Is there a way to hook into my dsl internet on my desktop to get wifi to my laptop without paying extra to my service provider?

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  • Lee Hodgson
    Lee Hodgson Jul 19, 2010

    Hi, Do you have a wireless router?

  • Jedijeffd Jul 19, 2010

    Do you mean without paying for a wireless router?

  • djbrn1 Jul 19, 2010

    sorry, I thought it said I had to pay for this service.Which I don't want to do.
    I do not have a router and don't know much about going wireless. Somebody said I may be able to.

  • djbrn1 Jul 19, 2010

    sorry I dumb on this part. without paying my dsl server for anything extra. So if I hook up a router I can then get wifi on my laptop any where in my house?

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Hi,

You don't need to pay your service provider anything to have wifi streamed through your house.
All you need a wireless router connected to the DSL modem to receive a wireless signal. When you purchase one just make sure the wireless router is a DSL wireless router not an ADSL router.

Setting them up is fairly easy as they all come with setup CD's these days.
Just make sure that your desktop PC is within reaching distance of the ethernet cable or you will need an extra long cable or a wifi receiver for the desktop.

If you need anymore advice please post back.


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  • Lee Hodgson
    Lee Hodgson Jul 19, 2010

    Providing you get a decent router and you don't live in a mansion then there is no reason why your laptop won't pick up a signal anywhere in your house.

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Does your DSL not have a wireless router? If not, you can certainly get one for cheap...walmart has Belkin/Netgear/ASUS wireless routers for about $40...the instructions are pretty straight-forward. It's a cheap and easy. let me know if you need assistance.

http://www.walmart.com/search/search-ng.do?search_constraint=0&ic=48_0&search_query=Router

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