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WIFI I have a desktop and a laptop, I have broadband internet and I want to have internet access to both computers at the same time. I also want to be able to take my laptop anywhere in the house and have internet service. Can you please tell me what I need to be able to do that. Thank you

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  • leann47452 Jul 18, 2008

    Thank you very much, that is what I thought but I wanted to make sure before I went and bought the wrong thing.

  • subbupvs Apr 07, 2009

    how to connect my wifi modem to my laptop

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I assume you only have a modem at the moment....

You need a router with a wifi conection.. Belkin, Linksys, D-Link all make good products.

You then connect the broadband modem to the router.

connect the PC to router via wifi or cable,

connect laptop via wifi.

If you are using a USB connection from modem to PC you will have to change to ethernet connection between the modem and router and router to PC (if using a cable)

Happy to assist more so post back any questions you have.

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You can go for a wireless router, so that you can access internet anywhere in your house, ,

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