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    This is a discussion on Where to buy? within the Wireless / Adapters forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; My mum recently bought a new laptop. It came with a "Wireless LAN" card which made no sense to me ...

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      Where to buy?

      My mum recently bought a new laptop.

      It came with a "Wireless LAN" card which made no sense to me because lan is cables right?

      Anyway, We bought the Sky (NetGear Router Phase 2 ADSL 2+), and realised it did'nt come with a a Wireless adapter and also i need a wireless card for my laptop which will obviously connect to the sky router..

      The Router look's like

      Code:
      http://www.skyuser.co.uk/forum/attachments/sky-news-announcements/520d1195561973-sky-send-us-both-new-routers-review-netgearv2router.jpg
      The Laptop =

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      http://www.pricerunner.co.uk/pl/27-1076679/Laptop-Computers/Advent-9617-Intel-Pentium-Dual-Core-T2330-1.6GHz-2048MB-120GB-TFT17-DVDRW-Win-Vista-Home-Premium-Compare-Prices
      Except it is a 15" TFT.

      Just some extra info that was placed on the laptop sticker.

      > 10/100 Mbit LAN
      > Wireless LAN b/g


      Any idea on where to buy the product's
      and where to buy them from with an estimated price would be great

      Products i Need

      >Wireless Router Adapter.
      >Wireless Network Card.


      Regards,

      Gaz.
      Last edited by GazMan15; 25-04-08 at 08:40 PM. Reason: Miss-Spelling.


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      Re: Where to buy?

      i could be wrong (i know little about wireless) but if your laptop has a wireless card you should be able to use it with the router (which also has wireless)

      or have i read your post wrong ?

      Edit: you should not need to buy anything, your router is wireless and so is the laptop

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      Re: Where to buy?

      But the document said if i wanted wireless i would need a wireless adaptar? :S

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      Re: Where to buy?

      which laptop are you talking about? your mums new one are some other laptop?
      the one in the link has wireless built into it....

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      Re: Where to buy?

      as far as i can see, you do not need anything, have a go at setting up the router (always good to set up with a wired connection, then when all settings done you can remove the cable )

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      Re: Where to buy?

      I have a acer Laptop which I use the built in wifi card to surf the web so I will try and help you the best as possible...

      When your computer starts up, there are a bunch of small icons that show up on the bottom right of your screen, There is normally one that looks like an arial right cick on this and it should say something like available networks highlight that and then it should give a list of all the wifi networks that are in range, double click on your sky network and if asked enter your network key.

      I hope I was able to help you out with this, if not let me know

      Also LAN is a short term for Local Area Network which means your laptop can access any network that is around your local reach.

      On my laptop it says WLAN which means I can access a Wide Local Area Network I'll try and get a video sorted to make it easy for you to understand
      Last edited by spiritualpunk; 26-04-08 at 02:28 AM.

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      Re: Where to buy?

      My system is the same as the 'problem' one. I plugged the Sky router in, connected it to the phone line, gave it 5 minutes to settle down, turned my laptop on. The laptop WiFi found the Sky router and asked for the encryption key (printed on the router label) which I entered. I was connected.

      As others say - starting with the wired LAN makes sense as any changes you make to the WiFi will disconnect the WiFi until you have made identical changes to the router or laptop - depends upon where you changed the settings.

      The Sky router is the simplest router I've ever had to set up. In fact it took no intervention by me, when connected by LAN, and for WiFi I only had to enter the encryption key.

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      Re: Where to buy?

      On my laptop it says WLAN which means I can access a Wide Local Area Network
      If you are going to make a video, then you should know that WLAN means Wireless Local Area Network, not Wide. Wide is the term used for the Internet, as in Wide Area Network, or WAN.

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      Re: Where to buy?

      Some terms to help clarify
      WAN = Wide Area Network ie. the Internet or any network that goes some distance - your ADSL link to Sky is a WAN
      MAN = Metropolitan Area Network i.e a college campus or a small geographical area
      LAN = Local Area Network i.e. in-building, on-floor etc...
      WLAN = Wireless Local Area Network = as above but without wires

      As others have said - the Sky router has wireless already built in and enabled - you should have received a small business card with the router that has its Wireless password on it. If you've lost it dont worry, the info is repeated on the label at the base of the router.

      So al that is left to do is enable the wireless on your PC and it should find the Sky router (and any others that are within reach). All you need do is select your router, enter the passkey and you're up and running.
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      Re: Where to buy?

      Quote Originally Posted by Isitme View Post
      If you are going to make a video, then you should know that WLAN means Wireless Local Area Network, not Wide. Wide is the term used for the Internet, as in Wide Area Network, or WAN.
      Thanks for the correction.

     

     

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