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Old 11-30-2008, 02:46 PM   #1
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Default I have at&t broadband DSL and I have a question about going wireless.

I have 2 laptops and one is wireless and the one I am using is not wireless. I heard that I need a broadband router to go wireless. On the modem there is green light with the words wireless by it. My other laptop is wireless so would I still need a broadband router to go wireless or does my modem have a built in broadband router? My modem is a at&t 2wire dsl modem. How would find out what type of wireless usb card I need to buy to go wireless on my laptop.
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Default Re: I have at&t broadband DSL and I have a question about going wireless.

You have to shop around and decide which company you are going to choose to go wireless. I think DSL is much faster.
The wireless adapter plugs into your USB port.
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Old 11-30-2008, 03:11 PM   #3
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Default Re: I have at&t broadband DSL and I have a question about going wireless.

The 2Wire DSL modem has built in wireless, so you shouldn't need a router.

Something like this should work well: D-Link WUA-1340 IEEE 802.11b/g USB 2.0 Wireless G USB Adapter

What is the model number of your 2Wire DSL modem?
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The 2Wire DSL modem has built in wireless, so you shouldn't need a router.
yeah what he said.
if your wireless laptop is getting on the internet your modem is broadcasting a signal. either that or you are picking up the neighbors signal
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Default Re: I have at&t broadband DSL and I have a question about going wireless.

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The 2Wire DSL modem has built in wireless, so you shouldn't need a router.

Something like this should work well: D-Link WUA-1340 IEEE 802.11b/g USB 2.0 Wireless G USB Adapter

What is the model number of your 2Wire DSL modem?
Where is the model number? I think the model number might be 2701HG-B or RG2701HG-00.
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Default Re: I have at&t broadband DSL and I have a question about going wireless.

It's the 2Wire 2701HG-B. It is a DSL modem with an integrated broadband wireless onnection.

The adapter I posted earlier should work perfectly with your AT&T 2Wire modem.
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