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How to install a router and dongle on an older laptop

Adding an older PC to a new home network

QUESTION I’ve just installed a D-Link DIR-615 wireless router for my new HP computer and bought a USB Wi-Fi dongle (also D-Link) in order to add an older Sony laptop to the network. However, no software came with the dongle. What should I do next? geedad

HELPROOM ANSWER The router is a standalone device and shouldn’t require any software to work with it. You can get the necessary drivers for your Sony laptop from the D-Link support site at dlink.co.uk. Download the drivers for your dongle on your HP PC and copy them to a USB drive to install them on your laptop.

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