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#1
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.

regards calmat
 

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#2
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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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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Yeah, basically, what i was saying is just put in the router password . Sorry if i was not clear enough.
 

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#5
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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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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#8
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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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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#10
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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#11
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.

regards calmat
I am assuming she connects to the internet already, are you wanting to use this router as an access point ? If so, just get the router, You set it up with a password and security on your PC, then just have her access the router by using the password you have set up for it. As an access pt, this should give her more wireless range around the house, depending on where you put the router, I hope i am understanding your issue correctly, i apologize if i am not " getting " what the issue is.. Hope you get this worked out.
 

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    eMachines MCP61PM-GM (Socket AM2 )
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    2.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 387MHz (6-6-6-18)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Acer E181H (1280x768@60Hz) 128MB GeForce 6150SE nForce 430 (
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Name Acer E181H on NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430
    Screen Resolution
    1280x768 pixels
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#12
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
Hey Calmet... You can't attach a ethernet cable but routers are becoming smarter too so its not needed.

Most people don't use the disk to setup their routers.

When you get the router, you just need to plug it in like i described above, but instead of connecing your computer, you use the tablet to connect to the router, then you can properly secure router through the "browser" on the tablet. BTW Browser is Androids default web program.

It seems like this is rocket science, but when you actually try it, you'll be like DOH! this is simple.
 

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    Dual L5639 // i7 950 @ 4.0Ghz
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    Memory
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    Graphics Card(s)
    gtx 560 ti // gtx 260-216
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dual 22" // Headless
    Hard Drives
    OCZ aGILITY 3, 120Gig + Seagate 500Gig x 2
    PSU
    Silverstone da700 // Corsair 520hx
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    Rosewill BlackHawk Ultra // Antec 900v1
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    Twin CM Hyper 212+ // Noctua NH-u12
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#13
hello everyone

thanks for all your help, i will try to set up router when she gets it, but i am certainly not as clever as you people so i may need your help again, Will be in touch.



regards calmat
 

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#14
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
You do not need to send anything to the tablet. Once the router is setup, it is ready to go and you can connect with the tablet with the WiFi. Read the tablet booklet. It will tell you how.
 

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    HP w2207h
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    6 external disks 60 to 640GBs
    Other Info
    Also 1xHP desktop, 1xHP laptop, 1xGateway laptop

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