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Laptop wireless hook up

The instructions state to take the cable from the back of the cable box ethernet and plug into the yellow internet port on the router.
then plug one end of the blue cord that comes with the router into the blue #! port on the back of the router and plug the other end into the comptuer ( mine is a laptop)
I followed these instructions. It leaves me with the other end of the cord that is plugged into the internet port on the router. there is not direction on what to do with it?
and how can I be wireless with a cord plugged into the laptop?
Isn't the routers purpose to let me move the laptop to another room and be able to use the internet?
When I unplug the cord plugged into the laptop and the line#1 port on the back of the router I can't get on the internet.
Erin

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  • erindoyle63 Aug 16, 2008

    the model # of my lap top is dell xps m1530 it has vista on it.

    I must not understand what the adapter is. I didn't but an additional piece of equipment besides the linksys router to go wireless. thanks for your help Erin

  • erindoyle63 Aug 16, 2008

    i figured it out. I had set up my wireless network when using the CD but didn't click on the icon and enter the name of the network and the security key. Erin

  • Ekse May 11, 2010

    Il be waiting for your response, use the add a comment or something to that direction on this page to send me a reply

    Thanks.
    Ekse


  • Ekse May 11, 2010

    Does your laptop have a wireless adapter? you don't use a cord when you use the wireless. does your laptop have a wireless adapter what is the brand and model of your laptop?

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I just got your messages, looking at the details of your laptop it has a build in wireless so as you have noticed since its working now, you won't need to purchase a adapter for the laptop since it already has one build in.

Let me know if you need assistance with anything else.

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If you continue to be confused, please let me know. DO NOT just give me a poor rating without asking more questions. I am here to help you solve your issue. Not have my rating decreased just because someone is too confused or lazy to ask more questions.

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Good luck and let me know what the outcome is. (And please be sure to list your exact model numbers in the future!)

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