Wireless Routers and Vista

  pediman 17:56 10 Sep 07
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I have a new wireless enabled laptop.I need a wireless router to work with Virgin Broadband.The laptop has Vista on it.Will any wireless router work or will i need one that is Vista compatible? I'm a bit confused!!

  Ashrich 18:20 10 Sep 07

There are " Vista Compatible " routers available , but apart from having a USB port to transfer settings from the router to a PC they are no different really than any other . As long as you get one without a modem built in you will be fine , and of course , if you need any help with setting it up , you know where to come back to .....

Ashley

  ambra4 18:21 10 Sep 07

The wireless system will work with any OS xp 98se vista, etc, once it set up correcet to access local network and the wireless system

A wireless System is just a way to access a local network (removeing the wire between the computer)

  pediman 18:31 10 Sep 07

Thanks. Can anybody recommend a router, have asked around and was told that only D-Link routers would work

  lil27 19:14 10 Sep 07

Pediman,

It is not true that only D-Link routers will work. I have a laptop with vista connected wirelessly to Virgin Broadband. You will need a cable modem and the one I use is as follows:-

click here

This was quite easy to set up and comes with an installation CD which basically sets it up for you. You just follow the guidelines.

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