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ADSL for laptop



 
 
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Old January 27th 05, 10:55 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
BIGEYE
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Default ADSL for laptop

Friend has a laptop she wants to use on her ADSL line. The laptop has no
Ethernet port and the USB port is broken. She is on a student budget!
Can anyone advise if these items will do the job:

http://www.aria.co.uk/ProductInfoComm.asp?ID=533

http://www.aria.co.uk/ProductInfoComm.asp?ID=8459

TIA


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Old January 27th 05, 11:00 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Flying Rat
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Default ADSL for laptop

In article ,
BIGEYE says...
Friend has a laptop she wants to use on her ADSL line. The laptop has no
Ethernet port and the USB port is broken. She is on a student budget!
Can anyone advise if these items will do the job:

http://www.aria.co.uk/ProductInfoComm.asp?ID=533

http://www.aria.co.uk/ProductInfoComm.asp?ID=8459

TIA



even cheaper
http://www.spotonuk.com/info.asp?Itemcd=1250015&Frm=S

FR
  #3  
Old January 27th 05, 11:03 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
BIGEYE
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Default ADSL for laptop

Thanks, which items does she require?

"Flying Rat" wrote in message
...
In article ,
BIGEYE says...
Friend has a laptop she wants to use on her ADSL line. The laptop has no
Ethernet port and the USB port is broken. She is on a student budget!
Can anyone advise if these items will do the job:

http://www.aria.co.uk/ProductInfoComm.asp?ID=533

http://www.aria.co.uk/ProductInfoComm.asp?ID=8459

TIA



even cheaper
http://www.spotonuk.com/info.asp?Itemcd=1250015&Frm=S

FR



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Old January 28th 05, 12:06 AM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Alex Heney
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Default ADSL for laptop

On Thu, 27 Jan 2005 23:03:27 -0000, "BIGEYE"
wrote:

"Flying Rat" wrote in message
k...
In article ,
BIGEYE says...
Friend has a laptop she wants to use on her ADSL line. The laptop has no
Ethernet port and the USB port is broken. She is on a student budget!
Can anyone advise if these items will do the job:

http://www.aria.co.uk/ProductInfoComm.asp?ID=533

http://www.aria.co.uk/ProductInfoComm.asp?ID=8459


even cheaper
http://www.spotonuk.com/info.asp?Itemcd=1250015&Frm=S


Thanks, which items does she require?


That depends on what she currently uses on the ADSL line, and exactly
what she wants to do.

If she currently has a computer connected, with a USB modem, and only
wants to connect one at a time, then all she needs is one of these
http://www.aria.co.uk/ProductsList.asp?Name=pcmcia+usb, and then
switch the USB cable from the modem between the main computer and the
laptop when necessary.

If she has one or more computers currently connected, using a router,
then she only needs the PCMCIA ethernet card, and connect to a free
port on the router.

If she has another computer, does not have a router, and wants to be
able to connect both at the same time, then she will need the two
products you originally mentioned, or the one Flying Rat mentioned,
plus the router you did.

If the laptop will be the only machine connected, then the USB card
and a USB ADSL modem will be all she needs, although many people
prefer a router even with one computer, for the firewall most have
built in.

Have I missed any options?
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Old January 28th 05, 12:46 AM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Flying Rat
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Default ADSL for laptop

In article , Alex Heney
says...
On Thu, 27 Jan 2005 23:03:27 -0000, "BIGEYE"
wrote:

"Flying Rat" wrote in message
k...
In article ,
BIGEYE says...
Friend has a laptop she wants to use on her ADSL line. The laptop has no
Ethernet port and the USB port is broken. She is on a student budget!
Can anyone advise if these items will do the job:

http://www.aria.co.uk/ProductInfoComm.asp?ID=533

http://www.aria.co.uk/ProductInfoComm.asp?ID=8459


even cheaper
http://www.spotonuk.com/info.asp?Itemcd=1250015&Frm=S


Thanks, which items does she require?


That depends on what she currently uses on the ADSL line, and exactly
what she wants to do.

If she currently has a computer connected, with a USB modem, and only
wants to connect one at a time, then all she needs is one of these
http://www.aria.co.uk/ProductsList.asp?Name=pcmcia+usb, and then
switch the USB cable from the modem between the main computer and the
laptop when necessary.

If she has one or more computers currently connected, using a router,
then she only needs the PCMCIA ethernet card, and connect to a free
port on the router.

If she has another computer, does not have a router, and wants to be
able to connect both at the same time, then she will need the two
products you originally mentioned, or the one Flying Rat mentioned,
plus the router you did.


I mentioned that card as I've seen one and they are good value for
money.


If the laptop will be the only machine connected, then the USB card
and a USB ADSL modem will be all she needs, although many people
prefer a router even with one computer, for the firewall most have
built in.


USB modems can cause all sorts of problems with lappys. I'd go down the
route of network card and a cheap one port modem/router. Maybe that's a
bit more expensive than the USB option but it's money well spent and
gives some flexibility should she want to use the laptop elsewhere at
some stage (like on a university network)

Cheap modem/routers can be had, for instance
http://www.spotonuk.com/info.asp?Itemcd=1170028&Frm=S for 28 and four
output LAN ports

(I buy my bits from this company)

FR
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Old January 28th 05, 08:39 AM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Paul D.Smith
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Default ADSL for laptop

Silly question but "USB port is broken" - how broken? Pysically or has she
just managed to knack the software? In any case, an Ethernet port and ADSL
modem is probably still better.

Paul DS.


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Old January 28th 05, 11:05 AM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
BIGEYE
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Default ADSL for laptop

USB port is physically broken. It got damaged when her sister tripped over a
cable and ripped out the connected device.
Thanks for your help, I will let her decide if she wants to go the wired
route or wireless.

"Paul D.Smith" wrote in message
. net...
Silly question but "USB port is broken" - how broken? Pysically or has
she
just managed to knack the software? In any case, an Ethernet port and
ADSL
modem is probably still better.

Paul DS.




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Old January 28th 05, 11:05 AM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
BIGEYE
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Posts: 58
Default ADSL for laptop

USB port is physically broken. It got damaged when her sister tripped over a
cable and ripped out the connected device.
Thanks for your help, I will let her decide if she wants to go the wired
route or wireless.

"Paul D.Smith" wrote in message
. net...
Silly question but "USB port is broken" - how broken? Pysically or has
she
just managed to knack the software? In any case, an Ethernet port and
ADSL
modem is probably still better.

Paul DS.




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Old January 29th 05, 06:22 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
Peter Sumner
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Default ADSL for laptop

On Thu, 27 Jan 2005 22:55:05 -0000, "BIGEYE"
wrote:

Friend has a laptop she wants to use on her ADSL line. The laptop has no
Ethernet port and the USB port is broken. She is on a student budget!
Can anyone advise if these items will do the job:

http://www.aria.co.uk/ProductInfoComm.asp?ID=533

http://www.aria.co.uk/ProductInfoComm.asp?ID=8459

Significantly cheaper look alikes from Ebuyer

http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=65750

http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=48448

--
Peter Sumner
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Old January 29th 05, 06:49 PM posted to uk.telecom.broadband
BIGEYE
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Default ADSL for laptop

Thanks for that Peter.
Looks good.
"Peter Sumner" wrote in message
...
On Thu, 27 Jan 2005 22:55:05 -0000, "BIGEYE"
wrote:

Friend has a laptop she wants to use on her ADSL line. The laptop has no
Ethernet port and the USB port is broken. She is on a student budget!
Can anyone advise if these items will do the job:

http://www.aria.co.uk/ProductInfoComm.asp?ID=533

http://www.aria.co.uk/ProductInfoComm.asp?ID=8459

Significantly cheaper look alikes from Ebuyer

http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=65750

http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=48448

--
Peter Sumner



 




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