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how to connect a laptop to someone else wireless router...

Last response: in Networking
February 10, 2007 1:23:52 PM

Hi, when i visit my girlfriends she has a wireless router at her house, that i know i could get the internet from, i just dont know how to connect it, I have netgear router software on my laptop and her router is a linsys... please let me know how :) 
February 10, 2007 1:36:37 PM

You don't need "router software" on your laptop. Why is it there? (Side question - irrelevant to your question).

You need to enable your wireless adapter on your laptop and then it MIGHT connect on its own (if your g/f's router has no security encryption).

If it has security encryption, you will need to open the wireless utility and enter the encryption key.
February 10, 2007 1:38:09 PM

how do i enable the adapter,
February 10, 2007 6:18:02 PM

Ask your girlfriend. You'll need to get the details about the wireless setup on the router. If nobody's done wireless setup on the router, then that's a security hole that should be fixed by someone who knows or can learn the difference between WEP and WPA, etc.
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