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    router set up on tablet

    hello everyone

    my daughter has just bought an Acer Tablet and she wants to use a wireless router
    can anyone tell me what is a good SIMPLE TO SET UP router to buy.
    there is no CD player on this tablet, so how easy will it be to set up an internet
    connection.
    I would appreciate any help.

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    Re: router set up on tablet

    Should not be a real problem, as the Tablet has no dvd/cd drive, you will just have to set it up manually, for example , for it to use your router, you just would need to install the password manually for it to use router wireless. As far as the router, just hook it up per the setup dvd or set it up manually per the router manual which can be downloaded in a PDF format .
    If she is using a friends router for the wireless. she just needs the password.

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    Re: router set up on tablet

    I think Yard dog he needs a bit more how to..

    Cal... I'm not sure which this "tablet" is? Is it like the ipad or is it the netbook type?

    Next question is what is the operating system? Android?

    Vista/win7 and Android is easy to connect.

    Windows ->Right click the network icon and click connect to network -> Select your network, put your key in and youre done.

    Androids just as easy.

    Find the settings -> go into Networks -> Wi-Fi settings -> Select your network and add your passkey.

    That should get you going..
    Unless you don't know your passkey

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    Re: router set up on tablet

    Yeah, basically, what i was saying is just put in the router password . Sorry if i was not clear enough.

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    Re: router set up on tablet

    To setup a router you need a PC. It can only be setup if wired to a system with an ethernet cable - and that you cannot attach to a tablet.

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    Re: router set up on tablet

    Wow, I totally missed he wants to buy one, thanks for pointing that out whs

    Guess i should drink the coffee before responding in the morning, instead of just pouring it.

    You actually don't need to be connected if you get the right router. My Asus was like that, but its not cheap.

    I dont think i could honestly answer the OPs question now, but all you do need is a laptop to do the initial wired up connection to be safe...

    I've never actually tried connecting to my setup page with my phone, so I'm not sure if you can properly setup a router without a "proper" system.

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    Re: router set up on tablet

    get a netgear router.it comes with good easy to understand directions for people who dont have a disk drive.

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    Re: router set up on tablet

    hello everyone

    thank you all very much for your advice, i may have to come back for more
    advice when my daughter gets her wireless router.



    regards calmat

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    Re: router set up on tablet

    If you get a Netgear router, attach it with the ethernet cable and put 192.168.0.1 into your browser search field. Then hit Enter. That will bring up the router setup. The user name you need is admin and the password is password (not very innovative).

    From there you can make the whole setup. Make sure you set a WPA2-PSK password on the Security page.

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    Re: router set up on tablet

    hello whs

    i have been told that you cannot attach a ethernet cable to a tablet and that i should set it up on my computer.
    how do i send it to the tablet


    regards calmat

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