Wireless..what do i need?

  Need4Speed 12:16 21 Nov 05
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Hi all, a friend of mine has just purchased a Sony Vaio VGN-FS315S WITH BUILT IN 802.11g wireless but he would like to know how to go about using it for the internet wirelessly.

He states that is has a pc connected to the net on AOL at home but wants to cancel this and sign up to Virgin.net on 1 of there b/b packages. He has the cd from Virgin already as to sign up, but there website states that he needs to be connected to the internet to recieve emails etc.

So what should he do regarding signing up?

And

What equipment does he need for wireless b/b?
( he is on dial up at the moment) and at what cost £.

Can anyone help/ offer advice?

Thanks

  mgmcc 14:02 21 Nov 05

<<< but their website states that he needs to be connected to the internet to recieve emails etc. >>>

You *ALWAYS* need to be connected to the internet to receive emails, it is an internet-based service. However, you don't need to be connected with a particular ISP to retrieve emails, even if the mail server is with another ISP.

<<< So what should he do regarding signing up? >>>

It should be posible to sign up on Virgin's website starting from this page click here

Unlike "dialup", where you can sign up and be online with an ISP in a couple of minutes, ADSL broadband involves having the service enabled on the phone line by BT and you have to receive a pack from the ISP which will include an ADSL modem.

To connect to the service "wirelessly", the supplied modem (invariably a USB device) will have to be replaced with a combined "Wireless Router/ADSL Modem".

  Need4Speed 18:28 21 Nov 05

Is that all he needs to go wireless?

  mgmcc 20:22 21 Nov 05

<<< Is that all he needs to go wireless? >>>

Yes, because the laptop already has a wireless network adapter installed.

To use a desktop PC as well, he would need to install a wireless network adapter in that as well.

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