how to setup a lan conection

  addi64 21:15 23 Jul 07
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i have a 4 port router belkin . i want to steup a lan conection with a laptop and a compuuter.the laptop doesnt require a adapter to conect.i want this conection to play a lan game.can someone give me step by step instrutions.

  recap 22:04 23 Jul 07

If it is XP then run the networking wizard that is in the Control Panel. You should be up and running within 15 minutes.

  ambra4 04:50 24 Jul 07

Network Adapter Setup on the Computer

Also called a LAN card (Local Area Network) or NIC card (Network Interface Connection)

1. Click “Start”, “Settings” Network Connection

2. Double-click on the “Network Connection

3. Left-click on the “Local Area Connection” associated with your network adapter

Select “Properties” from the drop-down menu.

4. In the “Local Area Connection Properties” window all boxes should be ticked

Tick the box “Show Icon in Notification Area When Connected,

An Icon will appear in the task bar when you have finish the setup

5. Click “Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)” Click the “Properties” button

6. Select “Obtain an IP address automatically

7. Select “Obtain DNS server address automatically”

Do Not Change Any Other Setting

8. Click “OK”.

Your computer network card is now configured for use with the Modem/Router

Other Network Connection Setting

Start- Setting-Network Connection-New Connection Wizard-next-Connect to the Internet

Next-Set Up My Connection Manually-next-Click Connect using a broadband connection that is always on next Finish

Setting Up The Wireless System

You have to setup the SSID address on the router first

By default some wireless router come setup with the manufacture name as the SSID address 3Com, Linksys, Belkin etc, you can change the SSID to what ever you want, 452john06 or ezyclip01 etc.

Write it down; as the same name must be used on the wireless device when set it up to access the wireless router.

Do not setup the security system as yet, make sure that you can access the router and browse the Internet first, and then setup the security system.

If you get it wrong the wireless device will not access the wireless router or the Internet

Some laptop computer with a building wireless card required you to switch on the Wireless Radio Antenna via a small slide switch, or enable the wireless card via the PC network connection software.

If not sure check the manual

If using a Wireless Bus Card you must install the software driver on the CD first.

Just read the manual and follow the instruction

You must power of the laptop before inserting the wireless bus card same for installing a PCI wireless card

Inserting a wireless bus card or a PCI wireless card with the power on can damage the card, plus the OS will not load the driver

If installing a PCI wireless card into a desktop computer follow the instruction in the manual all manufactures do things difference

If using a USB Adapter you need to install the software driver first before plug in the USB Adapter

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Good Luck Enjoy

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