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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Tue 10-Jul-12 12:43:23
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Connect to someone elses router with wire


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A friend has asked me “if he takes his laptop to a relative’s home and wire connect it to their router, as it seems that he cannot connect with Wi-Fi, security key not known or not being accepted, will it work and is there any other configuration he may have to do/alter?”
Standard User micksharpe
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 10-Jul-12 12:51:09
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If the network interfaces of the router and laptop have default settings, there should be no problem.

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Standard User greenglide
(committed) Tue 10-Jul-12 12:57:21
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Re: Connect to someone elses router with wire


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Unless a firewall product in the PC doesnt recognise the network (simple job to accept it) and in Windows 7 (and probably Vista) to set up the network type so that file sharing etc are allowed / disallowed.

Straightforward and easy though - as wireless should be.

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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Tue 10-Jul-12 13:27:24
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Thanks, I'll pass these answers on!
Standard User kyber
(newbie) Tue 11-Sep-12 18:04:29
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If the relatives in the house don't know the security key, then it is probably using the original setting which is usually on a sticker on the wifi router/adsl-modem unit. Will probably be WPA2 rather than WEP if not too old (will not work if he gets that setting wrong).
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