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Broadband wireless assistance

by wcarlin1 / March 12, 2007 7:24 PM PDT

I have cable broadband service. My question is: All I have is a laptop with a linksys wireless-G 2.4 broadband router. I would like to setup my laptop to be wireless. I do not have a "host computer". I have a built in wireless card, Intel PRo wireless 2200 BG Network connection. I am using XP. Can someone tell me if this is possible? Thanks in advance.

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(NT) Why would a host computer be needed?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 12, 2007 11:21 PM PDT
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Wireless
by wcarlin1 / March 12, 2007 11:49 PM PDT

That is my question, can I go wireless without a host computer with just a cable modem and router?

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The only time I needed to wire up was...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 13, 2007 12:09 AM PDT
In reply to: Wireless

To configure the router. But even then there was no HOST COMPUTER.

Bob

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Soooo.....
by wcarlin1 / March 13, 2007 12:17 AM PDT

I can do it. All I have to do is configure the router and then rid myself of the E. cable?

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Yup.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 13, 2007 12:17 AM PDT
In reply to: Soooo.....

I think this is in the router's manual if you need finer details.

Bob

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Thanks
by wcarlin1 / March 13, 2007 12:21 AM PDT
In reply to: Yup.

Thank you for your assistance!!

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Just remember. . .
by Coryphaeus / March 13, 2007 8:32 AM PDT

If and when you ever need to update the router's firmware, do NOT do it wireless. You may never need to do this, but if so, always use the wired port.

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Okay
by wcarlin1 / March 13, 2007 6:44 PM PDT
In reply to: Just remember. . .

I will remember that. Thanks!!!

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