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Router for Acer Aspire One

by sharoxx80 / September 30, 2009 2:38 AM PDT

What do I need to set up my Acer Aspire One (AAO) for it to be wireless? Right now I am hard wired (ethernet) with a high speed cable router through Comcast. I want to be able to take my netbook around the house and not be hard wired.

Do I need a wireless card or do AAO's have them built in?

What type of router do I need?

Any recommendations for a brand?

Ballpark price on wireless routers?

How difficult is it to configure to my netbook to the router?


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I've used about a dozen routers with my Acer netbook.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 30, 2009 3:36 AM PDT

The Acer has wifi so we're done there. As to the Comcast, I have comcast but I hear some newer comcast installs have wifi. Does yours? If not, just about any wifi router you find at an office supply store, target and stores will do fine.


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by sharoxx80 / October 1, 2009 2:18 AM PDT

Thanks Bob. My Comcast router does not have wifi, but I can call Comcast and ask if they can provide one that does or swap it out. So, how does the setup work with configuring the Acer with the router?
Since it has no place for a disk, only finger drives does it detect the router once the router signal is up and running and you have the option to connect to the network? I used a wireless router and my former ancient pc and it used an installation disk.

thanks again

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Sorry I'm not comcast.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 1, 2009 3:00 AM PDT
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Their deals change weekly so only they can answer that.

"So, how does the setup work with configuring the Acer with the router?"

It works fine. But maybe you are asking how to set it up. I can't tell but the answer is "I followed the router setup instructions." Since no two routers are the same it would do no good to write how my router is setup.

In closing, I had no CD, finger drives involved during the setup. But then again I was following the directions for setup without such media. Some get confused over those router setup CDs. What needs to be said is no router made requires you to use that CD.

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by sharoxx80 / October 1, 2009 3:28 AM PDT
In reply to: Sorry I'm not comcast.

I am aware that you are not Comcast. That is not what I was asking. I thanked you for your help two times in my response, there is no need to be rude. I was not asking about their "deals" as you put it. I was simply stating that I can contact them to inquire about their wifi routers. Have a wonderful day!

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Sorry about that.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 1, 2009 4:07 AM PDT
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I can't keep up with the comcast deals and don't know what they offer across the country today. I do know some places had it and having them set it up removes some work.

Sorry if you took that as rude. It's not intended to be.

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