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Surf wi fi with only 1 computer? is this possible?

I have only 1 pc in my house, a laptop (that can surf wi fi). i bought a liksys wireless router with the hopes that i could disconnect the westell router from my pc and plug up the linksys up to it and then i could surf wi fi. but i cant. when i installed the new wireless router its still physically plugged into my only pc. i brought my neghboors pc over and it can detect and sure the wi fi web. i know this i a stupid question but cant i surf wi fi with only my pc. do i have to have the wireless router plugged into my pc?

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What's the make and model # of your pc?

Posted on May 15, 2008

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    Jeffrey Pemberton May 15, 2008

    Sorry mike -that was meant to be a question instead of a solution. Give me both models working and not and tell what operating system each has. Sounds like a simple setting to change on the non-working one.



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