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Wireless network with a router and 1 laptop

Hello there.

I have a cable / dsl router, a broadband cable connection and a Dell laptop with a 54g wireless netwrk PCMI card. Is it possible to build a wireless network where the modem plugs into the router and i connect to the router with my laptop to get the internet? Or do i need a hard wired connection somewhere in the loop.

Thanks for any suggestions

Duncan
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DavidMein
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gjohnson99Commented:
internet ----- modem ------ router----- local lan

like this

connect your wireless to your local lan
                                                 
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DavidMeinAuthor Commented:
Sorry if i misunderstand but i connect my modem to the Internet port on the router and then if i set up a wireless network i can connect to the netowrk from my laptop and access the interent?
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gjohnson99Commented:
Dsl service ---- DSL/MODEM----- Ethernet Port
                                               Ethernet Port --- Switch ---Wireless Access point
                                                                       Switch ---Other device on your network


Or if you don't need other devices skip the swith  
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AZwebCommented:
Does your cable/dsl router have a wireless access point built in? If not you will need a wireless access point with output that matches your wireless card. Such as 802.11a,b or g.

I have both wireless and wired at home like this:

internet service ---- cable modem ---- Wired Router/Firewall ---- Port 1 Computer 1
                                                                                        ---- Port 2 Computer 2
                                                                                        ---- Port 3 Computer 3
                                                                                        ---- Port 4 Wireless Access Point ---- Computer 4
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simpswrCommented:
This does a pretty good job of explaining networking:

http://www.homenethelp.com/web/howto/net.asp

wrs
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