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Windows 7: Wireless Router

31 Mar 2015   #11
ChanceyGardner

Windows 7
 
 

I'm off to bed now. I will resume this tommorow but may I say thank you for all the help and apologys again for my disgraceful lack of knowledge on all things computer related.


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31 Mar 2015   #12
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

Since your Lenovo PC was wired to the old router, it is very likely that it does not have wifi capabilities.

First of all, are you sure that the new router only supports wifi? Check the rear of the router to see if there are any jacks for you to connect via cable between the router and your PC.

Can you confirm that the Lenovo PC is a desktop or tower computer and not a laptop? Typically, only laptops include wifi built-in. If your Lenovo doesn't have a wifi adapter, you should be able to purchase a fairly inexpensive USB wifi dongle that plugs into a USB port on the Lenovo that will then allow you to connect via wifi to the new router.

Edit: Do you have one of the routers listed here?: About the TalkTalk Router | TalkTalk Help
Even the basic router listed says it has 2 Ethernet ports so you should be able to plug the Lenovo in by cable like it was with the old router.
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01 Apr 2015   #13
ChanceyGardner

Windows 7
 
 

It is a tower computer not a laptop. I can't connect a cable as the router is in a different room from the PC. I presumed it did have wireless capabilities because wireless is referred to in the control panel as a possible option but if getting one of those dongles works I will do that. Thank you.
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09 Apr 2015   #14
ChanceyGardner

Windows 7
 
 

Thank you one and all. The Wifi usb dongle arrived yesterday. At first it was still saying driver not found during the installation process but eventually I got it sorted and the internet is fast and working great. Thanks again and apologies again for my lack of knowledge!

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10 Apr 2015   #15
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

Glad you got it working.
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