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Adding a wireless connection to an existing wired network

Presently I have clearwire dsl It is connected to a (wired) dynex router there are 2 available ethernet ports I just aquired a laptop (with built in wlan) what product do I need to add a wireless connection to my existing isp ( for internet use only)? there will be no pc to pc communication.

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Go out to you local electronics store and purchase a wireless router , or Wireless Access Point (AP) , this way you will create a wireless connection by following the instructions given when you purchase the Wireless AP .

Basically when you buy the Wireless router or AP you just need to plug your existing Modem/Router into the WAN port on the Wireless Router / AP and then some initial setup to configure the wireless settings and then the appropriate settings inputted on your PC.

Heres a short guide i wrote to setting up a Wireless Connections

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Goodluck

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