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I'm at the grandparents house atm (yay broadband ) but their computer is ancient and cant cope with MSN or Youtube and is horrendously slow...

Now... is it possible for me to locate the broadband wirejobbything (can you tell I dont know computers ) disconnect it from their computer...and connect it to my laptop? Or will this go horrendously wrong and result in me having no internet at all? :confused:
Will it reconnect happily to their computer once I am done?
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If it's not wireless broadband then you may be able to go through the cable... Check the sockets in your laptop.
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I usually have wireless but not here, but I think I have located the correct socket to put the cable in to...
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yes if its a wireless router- simply use a network cable which should look like this


or if its simply a modem with a usb cable then you would need to install some drivers and software and to be able to connect to the inet using a username and password
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yeah but if you and try and force it it could destroy the ports!!!!
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Tis a Usb plugy thing... so just disconnect from PC and pop it into laptop? I shall blame TSR if it blows up :p:
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in that case it should by all means be a usb modem then!! in that case you'll need the installation cd as well as the username and password used to access the broadband account.. good luck!
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Ooh thanks, shall have a hunt around for the stuff

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(Original post by spikeymike)
Actually, i didn't need the CD when i used my usb cable (my modem has an ethernet port and a usb port
in that case it must be a modem router then..! i've never seen modem's with an ethernet port and a usb port unless it is a cable docsis modem (Virgin/NTL/Telewest/Blueyonder).. as adsl modems tend to connect to computers using usb only..
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Ooh thanks, shall have a hunt around for the stuff

quick question, is it using a bt line? if so carry on
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(Original post by IcEmAn911)
quick question, is it using a bt line? if so carry on
Yes? I think... they were BT then switched to some Tiscali deal for calls and internet but I assume its still a BT line?
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yeah that's fine..
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Whoohoo
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ooo dnt much up now!
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