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Connecting new laptop to internet.

Postby Ron Doran » Fri Feb 17, 2012 4:09 pm

This should be an easy answer for the more clever ones. I am struggling.
My PC is connected to Cytanet via a Thompson router. How do I connect a laptop as well?
Told you it was easy!
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Re: Connecting new laptop to internet.

Postby Get Real! » Fri Feb 17, 2012 4:32 pm

Two methods…

Wired:

Step1: Connect a RJ45 cable into the RJ45 “hole” of your laptop and the other end into a RJ45 “hole” at the back of the Thomson.

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Step2: Within seconds you should see activity (in the form of an icon that looks like a little screen animating/radiating) on the bottom-most bar of the Windows environment trying to get an IP address.

Step3: Once it settles down just double click (run) the blue-ish Internet Explorer icon.

Wireless:

Step1: Look for a little button on the surface or sides of the laptop that has the wireless logo and turn it on so that it lights up.
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Step2: Within seconds you should see activity (in the form of an icon that looks like a little screen animating/radiating) on the bottom-most bar of the Windows environment trying to get an IP address.

Step3: Double-click on that icon so that a list of available wireless networks appears. From that list choose the one with the strongest signal which will most likely be the one in your home.

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Step4: You’ll be prompted to enter the “password” in which case type in the “Wep” number which can be found at the back of the Thomson unit. Look at the label under there.

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Step 5: Once it settles down just double click (run) the blue-ish Internet Explorer icon.
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Re: Connecting new laptop to internet.

Postby CBBB » Fri Feb 17, 2012 6:05 pm

or RTFM!
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Re: Connecting new laptop to internet.

Postby Get Real! » Sat Feb 18, 2012 12:19 am

So what happened Ron, did you succeed?
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Re: Connecting new laptop to internet.

Postby Ron Doran » Sat Feb 18, 2012 9:09 pm

Get Real - Thanks for your interest. Have just tried it and FAILED.
I said that the laptop is new, I should have added 'new to me' since it belonged to my daughter from UK.
It 'failed' because it was trying to connect to O2 Internet provider. How do I get rid of this and then try to connect to, say, Cyta?
Hope you are patient.
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Re: Connecting new laptop to internet.

Postby Ron Doran » Sat Feb 18, 2012 9:13 pm

CBBB - I asked a serious question, but your response didn't seem to be in the same vein.
I will now ask a silly question. What does RTFM mean?
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Re: Connecting new laptop to internet.

Postby Get Real! » Sat Feb 18, 2012 9:45 pm

Ron Doran wrote:Get Real - Thanks for your interest. Have just tried it and FAILED.
I said that the laptop is new, I should have added 'new to me' since it belonged to my daughter from UK.
It 'failed' because it was trying to connect to O2 Internet provider. How do I get rid of this and then try to connect to, say, Cyta?
Hope you are patient.

While in Internet Explorer go to the pull down menu:

“Tools” > “Internet Options” > “Connections”

…and delete all existing items in the list if any.

While there, click also on “LAN settings” and unselect anything to do with “proxy server”.

Then get back to me again…

NB: The above may differ a little depending on the version of IE.
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Re: Connecting new laptop to internet.

Postby Ron Doran » Sat Feb 18, 2012 11:40 pm

Get Real - Thanks again. Will try that on the morrow. Chap-el day.
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Re: Connecting new laptop to internet.

Postby Get Real! » Sun Feb 19, 2012 2:07 am

Ron Doran wrote:Get Real - Thanks again. Will try that on the morrow. Chap-el day.

No worries... you're getting there! :lol:
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Re: Connecting new laptop to internet.

Postby Ron Doran » Mon Feb 20, 2012 9:42 pm

Get Real - Did as you suggested with IE, nothing to delete, but deleted it anyway. The laptop still trying to connect to O2 though.
Have applied your first option and connected by wire temporarily.
Thank you again. R.
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