Wireless connection to someone else's router

  allypally 13:04 16 Oct 07

I have been trying to get broadband via my landlords' router. I've installed a Belkin card & software, and the landlords (who live in the same building) say I should be able to connect to their wired connection. But it doesn't work! Do I need some code or something from the landlords?
I'd appreciate any help, as I'm a flood victim - which is why I'm in this temporary accommodation - and cannot function without my broadband!!!

  woodchip 13:09 16 Oct 07

Wired Connection means you need to connect with a Ethernet Cable. Do you mean Wireless?

  allypally 13:25 16 Oct 07

I am pretty sure that the landlord, who lives above me, is geared up for laptops to receive wireless broadband all over the building, via whatever router they have. It certainly works for them, as they get broadband on their laptops all over the place, and they've said it should work for me, but it doesn't! As far as I know, they have all the right equipment and have told me all I need is to install a card, which I've done. Any more suggestions? Many thanks!

  woodchip 13:28 16 Oct 07

You need to have a Wireless card in your Computer, You also need the SSID and Encryption key to connect with to put in you wireless card software. The key may be enough

  woodchip 13:29 16 Oct 07

Just a point Go to Networks in Control Panel. Ckick show networks If it asks for key type admin it may work

  allypally 13:35 16 Oct 07

Thanks for all your help, Woodchip. When you say I should key in encryption and SSID etc., is that something I should get off the landlord? And where do I input the info, if that's the case?

  woodchip 13:44 16 Oct 07

Yes if admin will not work as the key. You need to get them of landlord

  woodchip 13:48 16 Oct 07

You have to go to Control Panel Network Connections and double click on the icon. it should then show any networks that are visible double click on the network

  allypally 14:06 16 Oct 07

I shall try all you say, and many thanks once again!

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