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    Laptop Networking


    by auntpeach ·

    Don’t yell at me! We will agree you’re dealing with an idiot. But at least I’m smart enough to know where to find the smart people so that’s how you got into this:

    Currently- Comcast High Speed Cable ISP – Netgear Router and Comcast modem hooked to my Dell Dimension 4400, Pentium 4 CPU 160 GHz, 1.59 GHz, 768 MB Ram. High speed cable. SP2

    Networking with husband’s wireless Toshiba Satellite Lap Top, Pentium 4 CPU 3.06GHz, 3.07 GHz, 448 MB Ram SP2

    Query -I want to get a lap top. IF I retire the Dell Dimension 4400 is there anyway to run the high speed cable unless one of the laptops is connected to the phone line at all times? Otherwise, how do you network? (Yes, I know…..that doesn’t make any sense to me either but there are all sorts of wonderful computer things that I wouldn’t have thought of if someone had not told me it was possible.)

    AND UNRELATED – Can you advise me which forum to go on to learn about the different laptops or if there isn’t one then a web site?

    Thanks, Linda

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    • #2636402


      by auntpeach ·

      In reply to Laptop Networking


    • #2636386

      If I understand your question properly

      by oh smeg ·

      In reply to Laptop Networking

      You have a WiFi Router that is connected to the Comcast Modem and on the other side to a Dell Desktop.

      You can either connect the new NB to the existing Ethernet cable or through the WiFi Access Point.

      No you don’t permanently need a computer connected to allow the system to work but if you need to configure anything you’ll need a Direct Cable Connection and not the WiFi Connection.

      As for NB’s I’ll leave that to someone in your area who will know what is going on closer to where you live.


      • #2634909

        Yes, That’s what I was asking.

        by auntpeach ·

        In reply to If I understand your question properly

        Thank you so much. I thought there was a way to do it – just didn’t know how. I really appreciate you folks who give me such good advice. This was the first time I’ve posted because I can usually find what I’m looking for. Thanks again. Linda

    • #2636361


      by landonholley ·

      In reply to Laptop Networking

      ZDNet has hundreds of product reviews and is a great place to go to check out laptops if you’re in the market.

      • #2634908


        by auntpeach ·

        In reply to ZDNet

        Thank you so much. Don’t know why I didn’t think of that. Linda

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