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help with installing wireless router


RINGO B

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Hi i am trying to install a wireless 'N' router and i got to step 2 and it said to plug lead into lang socket at back off computor but there is none i have a packard bell pin no:p842027201 s/n no:037955220011 can you please help

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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IS this a PB imedia 9094?

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Strawballs

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It means the onboard lan if there is one if not fit a PCI network card Try Here

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Clapton is God

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If this is a wireless router why do you need to plug it in to the PC?

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Woolwell

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Clapton is God

You may have to connect it initially by wire to configure it and if it is a desktop there may not be a wireless connection.

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Clapton is God

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"if it is a desktop there may not be a wireless connection".

But it's possible to buy a wireless dongle, like I did, for a desktop

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Strawballs

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Clapton is God

That is correct but to setup a routers SSID and encryption it needs to be connect via wire first.

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Clapton is God

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"That is correct but to setup a routers SSID and encryption it needs to be connect via wire first"

My TalkTalk wireless router doesn't

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ICF

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If possible I would have thought it would be the best option to connect via a cable.Of course this depends on the location of router and PC. Get a PCi card as Strawballs suggests if viable.

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Strawballs

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Clapton is God That's because yours is ISP supplied one you buy yourself you do have to and as the instructions RINGO B refers to in step 2 says plug lead into lan sockets I would say he needs to.

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Ian in Northampton

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I've always had to connect via cable to configure a wireless router for first use. I'm sure there are routers where this isn't true - but in my experience, it often is.

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