Windows 10: Trying to get broadband and WiFi working simultaneously on 2 PCs

  1.    02 Jun 2018 #1

    Trying to get broadband and WiFi working simultaneously on 2 PCs

    Hi no expert at all I'm afraid....

    I've a Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit laptop and a Win 10 64 bit laptop and trying to get both working together using broadband and WiFi at the same time but without success. Win 10 is working ok being about 3 feet away from the router in my small study and plugged in with a yellow cable, whilst Win 7 is in the bedroom about 15 feet away from the router but keeps saying unable to connect to the server.

    My ISP is the Post Office who say that there's no problem their end and that it should work fine possibly being a fault with Win 7 itself, which can't be possible as I'd previously tried both laptops in the study with both working perfectly.

    I've tried resetting the router several times and disconnecting the yellow cable hoping that WiFi can work on both again with no success.

    Unfortunately as I'm no good at any of this I wondered if anyone could help....

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       02 Jun 2018 #2

    This is only some information, first the broadband is the Internet service from the provided Modem out, also called the WAN/Wide Area Network. The Wi-Fi is part of the LAN/Local Area Network which is used by computers/devices to access the Wireless Router that is connected between the computers and the Modem.

    So a wordy diagram would be computer to Router to Modem. Get the Modem set up, connect the Ethernet cable to a Computer, get the Internet working first, then work on setting up the Wireless part.

    Wi-Fi/Wireless and Wired are the two connections to the Router although a single computer usually can be connected directly to the Modem. Once a Wired computer has Internet Access it can also be used to set up the Wireless/Wi-Fi capability of the Router. Some Modems are combined with the Router in the same box. The Wireless part should require a password for devices to connect to it via Wi-Fi.

    By the way, Wi-Fi stands for Wireless Fidelity, just easier to say like Hi-Fi stood for High Fidelity.

    One other thing, with Win7 check Control Panel or Internet Explorer, Tools for Internet Options. In the Connections tab click LAN and be sure only the first item about Automatically detect has a checkmark. If the ISP/Internet Service Provider requires a Proxy setting they will tell you and you have to use that. Win10 usually automatically sets the Automatic detect option.
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  3.    02 Jun 2018 #3

    Thanks a little clearer now....
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  4.    03 Jun 2018 #4

    Berton said: View Post
    By the way, Wi-Fi stands for Wireless Fidelity, just easier to say like Hi-Fi stood for High Fidelity.
    Wi-Fi is just a name. Wi-Fi Definition is Not Wireless Fidelity | Webopedia Reference
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