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connecting a laptop to my router


Pacemaker

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when my friend brings his laptop to my house is it possible to temporarilly connect it to my router to use the internet? Many thanks Tom

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nickf

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Yes you can , as long as the laptop is wifi enabled , and so is your router .

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Ian in Northampton

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If you have a spare Ethernet socket on your router, he could also connect directly via cable, with no need for security/passwords. Assuming your router is WEP/WPA enabled and you've set a password, his laptop will need to search for available networks (it may well do this automatically) and then you'll need to provide him with a password (if one is set).

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Nontek

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Or, if you had a pair of Homeplugs your friend could connect by simple Plug-n-Play using any mains socket, no actual set-up needed.

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