I don't know what products I need to purchase for my Dell Laptop to create a wireless network so I can work from home. I have an internal modem and my laptop must have the capability to be networked cuz I've gotten onto wireless networks in the past. So do I need an external modem for my cable internet if I already have one internally in my laptop and how do I create my network at home?
You must purchase a wireless router. I recommend Linksys. If your laptop has ethernet capabilities this will work just fine. (ethernet ports look like oversized phone cord ports) they are very simple to use and install in minutes. just be sure to make sure your network is password locked!
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Hi, you can do a quick troubleshooting on the laptop. 1. used another network cable and check that no pins are broken on the laptop. 2. go to device manager and remove the network adapter and reinstall it.
if this don't work. if you have a wireless router, you can connect to the internet over the wireless network adapter on the laptop.
You can download any driver for your dell laptop from below link.
Click on above link select your model then download wireless driver then install.
Then you can see all wifi network in range of laptop.
Make sure wireless switch on laptop is turn on and wireless network enable.
Let me know if you need further assistance.
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First you will need a router which will enable you to create a wireless network for your internet connection. I recommend, if you're purchasing online, to use Tigerdirect. Then you would need a USB wireless adapter for your laptop which will enable it to communicate with the wireless router and establish an internet connection. Below are some links for the most affordable and best rated products you need. USB wireless adapter. Wireless router
first of all u hav to get a internet connection in ur home,,ur internet provider will provide u with a modem,if tat modem has wireless capabilities then u dnt need to purchase a router otherwise u hav to do so.then u have to setup the wireless modem or the router and the 2wire wirelss USB adapter on the same wireless network.plz keep me posted for further issues
when was the laptop purchased. ifit's under warranty u get a free driver CD shipped if u call dell support or click here to download the driver. Under Network u get the Wifi driver too. let me know the results, thanx.
hi frank its a new thing to have to go out and decide what router to purchase and install i use a linksys and have had good luck with the wireless connection quality . does his laptop have a wireless lan card installed most new laptops do have one but its worth a look to make shure it does. depending on how much you want to spend how far away does his laptop sit from location of router ? if not more than 10 ft go ahead and purchase a cheaper one 60.00 now if you want a better quality one go with the twin antenna linksys for about 130,00 and please make shure that he installs the security software that comes with the router and make a password and secure it for shure .i hope ive helped you decide on what router to purchase they all work fairley good .
as far as how they work they are all plug and play install the cd software first then follow instructions carefully and set up is 10 minutes away good luck by for now