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  rizlo29 18:26 25 Jan 10
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My mate has brought his laptop round and is trying to connect to my router but the laptop and dongle isn't finding my router?

Is it possible to connect and how...THANKS.

  Technotiger 18:30 25 Jan 10

Best and easiest way is to connect by cable.

  cream. 18:32 25 Jan 10

Is the 02 3g dongle a pay as you go internet dongle. If so, then no.

Has the laptop got WiFi? make and model of laptop would help.

  MAJ 18:32 25 Jan 10

Disconnect the dongle and try to connect to your router without it, assuming his laptop is "wireless enabled", of course.

  rizlo29 18:32 25 Jan 10

Hi

We are trying to set the laptop upstairs but the routers downstairs :p

  rizlo29 18:36 25 Jan 10

"Is the 02 3g dongle a pay as you go internet dongle. If so, then no."

Yes

"Has the laptop got WiFi? make and model of laptop would help."

No

PS the dongle can connect to hot spots, so why not my router?

  MAJ 18:36 25 Jan 10

"We are trying to set the laptop upstairs but the routers downstairs"

Is the laptop wireless enabled?

  cream. 18:36 25 Jan 10

make and model of laptop to see if it has WiFi built in.

  cream. 18:38 25 Jan 10

If the laptop does not have WiFi, then you need either a WiFi dongle or a long ethernet cable.

  rizlo29 18:45 25 Jan 10

The laptop is quite old and definitely isn't wireless enabled.

Just had a look at the dongle and it has a wifi logo?

And why can it connect to hotspots but not to a router?

I'm a complete novice :)

  cream. 18:48 25 Jan 10

It's an O2 dongle. So it should just connects to O2 hotspots.

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