How do wireless laptops connect to the Internet? I want to purchase a notebook but am unsure how they work.?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    you conncet the ethernet cable to the back of the router on the port that is marked ethernet then you take the other end of the cable to the ethernet card on on the back of your pc you conncet it to the port marked ethernet

    then you conncet the other cable to the back of the ruter port that is marked DSL then you take that cable to the modem box conncet it to the port marked on the modem marked DSL

    then you conncet the modem cable box to your phoneline box

    conncet the power cable to the router and put the power on

    now you put in the cd driver that came with your router

    and you install the network drivers

    now you need to set up a network id & password on the router

    you will be told how to do all that when you install the drivers & software for the router

    when you have install the drivers and software fo r the router

    your need to restart the pc

    when your back at the desktop

    you will see a network icon in the taksbar by the pc time

    if it has a red X on it right click it and click on enable

    if you dont see a network icon in the taskbar

    click on start/control panel

    click on

    network and internet connections

    icon

    then click on network connections icon

    now right click the

    local Area connection

    icon and click on properties

    tick the box

    show icon in notification ares when connected

    tick the box

    notify me when this connection has limited or no connectivity

    now click on

    then authentication tab at the top

    tick the box

    enable IEEE 802.1x authentication for network

    tick the box

    authenticate as computer when infomatiion is available

    then right click

    local Area connection

    and click on enable

    now your router internet will log online with in 45 seconds

    when your router is online you conncet your phoncable to the modem marked

    phone

    now when your router is online

    then you need to get in the router home page and click on the wireles lan icon

    and you set up a network id for the laptop

    and a security wpa key not a wep key dont use that one use wpa key

    then you put a wireless usb adapter on the laptop you install the network drivers on the laptop for the wireless usb

    then you click on the network icon in the taskbar by the time on the laptop right click on it go to properties then you click on view wireless networks then you click on advanced tab you put in the network id and security key that u set up on the router home back then you click apply & ok then you click on view wireless network's your see your network id click on that then click on conncet

    if you have a wireless card in the laptop just

    click on the network icon in the taskbar by the time on the laptop right click on it go to properties then you click on view wireless networks then you click on advanced tab you put in the network id and security key that u set up on the router home back then you click apply & ok then you click on view wireless network's your see your network id click on that then click on conncet

    if your network cuts out at any time just right click the network icon by the pc time

    and click on repair that is on the 2 computers you can do this then windows xp will repair the

    network for you and it dont take long at all

    if you cant set that up

    your be better off if you get you (isp)server to help you set all that up

    transfer files from pc2pc

    have the 2 copmuters on the wirless network then

    Dual login yahoo messenger files trasfer from pc 1 to pc 2

    on pc 1 you login a yahoo id then on pc 2 you login another id

    then you add to friends list then you get yahoo id 1 to pm yahoo id 2 then yahoo id pm back yahoo id 1 then you click on the send file icon then you send files from pc1 to pc 2

    your send files over from pc 1 to pc 2 verry fast ,dont go in a chat room while your doing the file trasfer coz this will only slow down the trasfer

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    They connect to a router modem and can do so by wireless. The modem connects to the internet. Being wireless, several computers can connect to the same modem to share an internet connection.

    Wireless laptops can also use other wireless products such as wireless mouse, wireless headphones etc.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Once you have set up your router.

    Make sure that you set it up so that it's PSK (Pre Shared Key) and also add a pass phrase, usually when you goto connect via the laptop you add in your key + passphrase. Then it's set up.

    If you change the pass phrase on the router, then all you need do on the laptop is change the passphrase, not both. some people think they need to add in both when this isn't the case at all.

    When you do connect you should obtail speeds of ~54.0Mbps up to ~112Mbps depending on your router. I only have a 54.0Mbps router and it does me fine.

    Source(s): Have a wireless laptop myself and wrote this on it :)
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  • 4 years ago

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  • 1 decade ago

    go to a wireless hotspot of get a wireless router and get dsl or comcast, follow the steps in the manual and then just add your mac address into the router then on the laptop add the network you have

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  • 1 decade ago

    its alot more simple than u think, if u get a wireless enabled laptop, then ur shop can supply the router. takes all of 5 mins to set up.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Trhough a wireless router

    linksys wirelss _G

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  • dandyl
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    I'm sure the salesman will explain everything you need to know

    Source(s): common knowledge
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