Posted 05 July 2007 - 06:33 AM
[quote name='uzipolo']:shock: the wi fi connection is comming upstairs in my bedroom by a window it connects to 2 - 3 unsecured networks i haved them saved on my manage my neworks in vista so i dont have to do the disable/ enable thing when i flip the switch on my laptop it goes to the web automatically> > i am also finding when i look at the specs of the routers and adapters alot of them dont have windows vista as a requirement for set up, does that mean all of them dont handle vista or do i need to go to thier site to see whats wrong..what gives??> > > > > > there is no walls between my laptop and my desktop, they are in the same room 4 feet apart> > > > i have no dsl no isp no braodband no T-1 connection...........nothing just a wireless card that came inside my laptop and the wi fi signal i get everyday> > > > laptop specs-welp i have the hp dv9000t, the best laptop that yall reviewded on here so yall should know the specs by now but if not.......> > operating system-windows vista home premium> > manufacture-HP> > type-laptop> > model-dv9000t> > hd space-200gb> > chiip -intel ®core core 2 1.66 GhZ> > memory-2046 mb> > no adapter, just built in wireless Intel ® pro network card wireles 3945abg network connection> > > > the desktop is a hp slimline s7605n> > hd space 200> > mem-512 Mb> > chip-1 gig> > op system- windos vista home premium> > no wireless card, no adapter> > > > its just in an open bedroomby no plumbing no cell phones microwaves, etc> > > > do i need a router or something that i can just surf the web anywhere in my home with the strong wi fi connection> > the desktop is just used for word processing so i really dont care about too tuff as much as the laptop to surfSince you don't have an Internet connection/ISP of your own but a rather apparently using someone else's connection that they pay for, a router will not do anything for you. A router works with a cable modem or DSL modem connection to provide your 'internal" network some protection from the outside network (i.e. the Internet) and, if it also contains a WiFI access point and/or a network switch, it will also allow you to hook multiple computers up to YOUR Internet connection. But, the key is that YOU need to have an Internet connection.As I personally have issues with using someone elses Internet connection for free that they paid for (even if they are dumb enough or not knowledgeable enough to "lock" it down with at least WEP or WPA encryption), I am not much help beyond that. I will say that there is not much that you can do to improve your ability to use for free their connection, but there are some things. And I will leave it at that.