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Windows 7: wireless connection

22 Apr 2011   #1
alexm

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
wireless connection

I have a windows 7 laptop connected to a belkin g wireless router. I also have a pc that has xp pro os. can & how do I also connect this computer to the same router. tnanks for help in advance


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22 Apr 2011   #2
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Do you want to connect the XP PC wirelessly or with an Ethernet cable? If wireless, is it a laptop or desktop PC. If desktop, what kinbd of wireless device do you use?

Would help to have the make and model numbr of the XP PC too.
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22 Apr 2011   #3
ndex477

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Wireless Connection

First, how are you using your laptop wirelessly? Is it from a direct connection(PC to router) or are you going through a modem? You can connect your modem directly to the router via the Ethernet or Internet port and then connect your pc(from it's Ethernet port) into one of the numbered(network) ports on the back of your router.

If you've been using you laptop with your router anyway, all of the devices should discover each other.

Hope this helps. Good luck.
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23 Apr 2011   #4
alexm

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
wireless

my laptop Is connected wirelessly to a belkin g router+modiem. I would like to connect or share computer(2) the same way as my laptop. computer(2) Is a dell with windows xp pro Installed.
thanks guys
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23 Apr 2011   #5
ndex477

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

You'll need to connect computer(2) from it's ethernet port to one of the numbered ports on the back of your router as this is your first wired network connection. Then connect your modem to the belkin router ethernet or internet port as that will route the data packets via the modem.

This setup should allow your dell to connect to the internet and your wireless adapter in your laptop will broadcast to allow wireless access.

Hope this helps.
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23 Apr 2011   #6
alexm

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I think you are saying computer (2) would be hard wired. my laptop connects wireless to modem. how can I add computer(2) with out wire??
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23 Apr 2011   #7
ndex477

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

If computer(2) is a desktop then, as far as i know, you can't unless you install a wireless card into it(which i've never heard of). If it is a desktop then originally desktops were designed to network via ethernet. That's what connects you to the cyberspace of the internet.

As i said; as far as i know.
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23 Apr 2011   #8
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

You can install a PCI Wireless card or use a USB Wireless adapter, either will work to allow you to connect wirelessly from your Desktop to the Internet via the Belkin router.
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23 Apr 2011   #9
ndex477

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks for the info. but that brings me to a question, why would you want to install a wireless card in a desktop? Given the limited mobility of a desktop and the range constraint of the router signal?
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24 Apr 2011   #10
alexm

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
wireless

the same reason as to why people would have two cars,and use only one....lol. As to the original question, xp can not be connected wirelessly as Is, but needs card or adaptor to connect to my belkin router??
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