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Help! Wireless router?

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posted on Feb, 17 2006 @ 11:51 AM
Sorry if this turns into a slight rant

Went a bought a new laptop for myself the other week. Still can't get internet on it!

Brought one of them wireless router things.
On the installation, all going fine, and the last thing you have to do is plug the blue wire into the back of the computer.

It. Does. Not. Fit.

Went back to the shop and they said we had the wrong one for our computer (They advised us to buy the last one the fools!!) So we bought one that we were promised was right for our computer.

Hey hey guess what? It doesn't fit again

Ok, now where i need help! Where the hell do i get the right wire from

Plus i have no idea how to explain the wire, and i can't find it anywhere around here!!

Thanks in advance all
x x x x x

posted on Feb, 17 2006 @ 11:58 AM
? from the router to the back of the computer has to be a network plug (similar to a phone plug but slightly larger)

If your laptop is new I'd be surprised if it doesn't have a built-in network adapter/connection, perhaps wireless as well.

Actually being a new laptop it most likely has both a built-in modem and network adapter. If so, it will have two plugins that resemble a phone jack with one being slightly larger. The larger of the two is the network jack.

More info on your laptop and router make/model would be helpful.

[edit on 2/17/2006 by 12m8keall2c]

posted on Feb, 17 2006 @ 12:11 PM
Sure, sorry was a little hazy on the details wasn't i

Erm the plug is too big for the computer

The laptop is a *Runs upstairs to check* A Packard Bell easynote b3312 i thinks.
The first router we got sold is a Belkin Wireless G router
Other one is similar, i don't understand all this lol

posted on Feb, 17 2006 @ 12:17 PM
Looking at the laptop straight-on, you should see this on the left-hand side:

"D" is the network jack (plug cable from router here, it will only fit one way)

"C" is the phone jack

If this is not the same as your's please say so.


[edit on 2/17/2006 by 12m8keall2c]

posted on Feb, 17 2006 @ 12:24 PM
Will run and look in a second (Thanks for the help by the way, it's appreciated)
So when is the last thing im ment to do is plug the blue wire into the laptop not computer? *Kinda slow with computers sorry!

Yeah dude that looks esactly the same!

posted on Feb, 17 2006 @ 12:34 PM
Turn off computer, unplug power cord from router, unplug power cord from modem.

Plug network cable from modem into "Internet" on back of router.

Plug network cable from router (1-2-3-4) into network jack on your laptop. ("D" from photo above).

Plug power cord into modem. Wait 2 minutes.

Plug power cord into router. Wait 2 minutes.

Turn on laptop.

If that doesn't work, you will have to insert the setup disc that came with your router and simply follow the instructions.

Again, let us know how you make out.


posted on Feb, 17 2006 @ 12:42 PM
Holy *Don't swear*

Permission to cry?

Just tried to run the installation CD, says the cd drive is no longer in use or some random joke like that!!

*Runs and jumps under bedcovers sobbing!!!!!!!!

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh dude thankyou!! just seen you have posted me another way YAY!! I'll try it now!!

posted on Feb, 17 2006 @ 02:11 PM
Ok, it connected for like 2 seconds, then both came up limited or no connectivity.

Now this net is working (obv) So trying it again but not registering the cable being there?


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