Straycat Posted February 17, 2004 Report Share Posted February 17, 2004 I have direct broadband line to internet. I just plug in the (ethernet?) cable to the wall and to my computer and there it is, everything works...100 Mbit/s internet and I've never configured a thing on my puter. There's probably a router down in the basement of the house somewhere "taking care of things" but there is no broadband modem or such, as far as I'm aware of at least. I figured I could get rid of the network cable by buying a wireless router and a PC card to my laptop but I'm obviously very wrong -- or am I? Here's my set-up in an overview: a) internet --- router (in the basement) --- c) wireless router (in my apartment) --- d) my laptop After a couple of hours configuring my laptop I've managed to get the laptop to communicate with the wireless router but whatever settings I try and following the instructions to a T, I'm unable to reach internet. What is it that I'm doing wrong? I'm on Windows XP Pro. The wireless router is a Netgear 108 Mbps, 2.4 Ghz 802.11g The PCMCIA card is a D-Link, 2.4 Ghz enhanced 802.11g When I connect to internet without the wireless router my computer tells me I'm connected to a local area network. If I use the wireless PCMCIA card, it tells me I'm connected to a "wireless network" but whenever I try to browse websites a conventional "dial-up connection window" pops-up. I'd highly appreciate a helping hand here! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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