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Ok, as some of you know, i have been out of the game for a while, so forgive my networking ignorance.

I have just bought a laptop and a netgear wireless router, hoping to hook the laptop and the pc up to the net wirelessly.

I am with Toucan Surf ADSL and so have a little USB modem.

Now, i have set the laptop up and run the netgear startup CD, to the first screen anyway, but have just thought....do i need to install my toucan CD on the laptop?

It asks me to get my internet account settings ready, but i have NO idea what they are as i have had the same ISP for about 2 years.

Someone please explain this to me as i am just confusing myself

MaK
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You have to install the router on the main PC then connect the wire from the tower to the router and another wire from the router to the adsl modem. Then place the phone line wire in the wall socket and the adsl modem. Lastly switch on your laptop and the wifi on your laptop and the laptop should look and connect with the internet automatically, but you would just have to type the password you had made with the router setup.

Hope it is more clear.
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thankyou

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TNX. Let us know how things went.
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If it's a router from the ISP, then yes you will have to install the software.

On my router all I have to do is input WEP key then set my ip's. In your case, it's a little bit more of a pain in the butt.

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no your not.

it's a netgear i bought yesterday.

Plugged it in to PC, set a passphrase...laptop found it

I had to enter my Toucan username and password also, but works a treat

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That is good to hear that you managed to get it to work.

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