connecting a laptop to my router

  Pacemaker 09:31 AM 19 Feb 13

when my friend brings his laptop to my house is it possible to temporarilly connect it to my router to use the internet? Many thanks Tom

  nickf 09:35 AM 19 Feb 13

Yes you can , as long as the laptop is wifi enabled , and so is your router .

  Ian in Northampton 09:59 AM 19 Feb 13

If you have a spare Ethernet socket on your router, he could also connect directly via cable, with no need for security/passwords. Assuming your router is WEP/WPA enabled and you've set a password, his laptop will need to search for available networks (it may well do this automatically) and then you'll need to provide him with a password (if one is set).

  Nontek 10:43 AM 19 Feb 13

Or, if you had a pair of Homeplugs your friend could connect by simple Plug-n-Play using any mains socket, no actual set-up needed.

Homeplugs from Solwise


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