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Paying Paypal for a live/step by step 2xPC network setup

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And the best part is, I'm not computer stupid!

So I won't be a hassle, I'm just that desperate to get this thing working I'm willing to pay.

Here's the lowdown:

I wish to have a permanently working internet connection on my laptop, and if possible, share files / LAN with my main computer (for gaming, music etc).

Main Computer
Connected to the internet (currently working) through a USB port Speedstream USB ADSL Modem, which has a phone line connected into the wall, and a spare ethernet spot.

New Laptop

Telstra Bigpond ADSL 512/256
So this is a little hard to explain. As mentioned above, my main computer is connected to a Speedstream USB Modem via a USB port in the back. In said modem is a phone line to the wall, an AC adapter for power obviously, and an ethernet cable. The ethernet cable runs up through my roof and down into my living area and into my...
DLink Dir-300 Wireless Router.

Where I've gotten so far
I've managed to get the laptop to connect perfectly with a wireless 54MBp/s "Excellent" connection to the router wherever I am in the house, however I have no internet or email. I'm happy to log in to and restore factory defaults if you wish to start all over again, too.

Price will be negotiated preferably after I'm setup. I'm not asking for it to be overly cheap either, if you get it working and it's worked for like a day without hassles, I'll pay well!

However I do ask that if something does go wrong in the near future that I have access to a little ongoing support...but that's up to you.

So who's in!?
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Hello Kiel2,

Everybody wish to have a permanent working internet connection, but things do happen and this is where TSF Staff like me comes in and help.

First thing that we can do here is do a Power Cycle in this order:
Power cycling your Modem and Router might resolve the problem.
1. Save all your current work, close all open applications, then shut down your computer. Wait for a minute.
2. First, turn your Router off and wait for a couple of minutes.
3. Turn off your modem.
4. Disconnect all the ethernet cables that are connected to the router and modem and the PC.
5. Reconnect them and ensure that there are no loose connections in between them.
6. Now, switch on your PC and let it boot.
7. Switch on the modem first and after it gets initialized, switch on the router.

Let's pause here of right now, and prepare for some more troubleshooting (can be time consuming as well) if power cycle is unsuccessful.
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Alright, no problem did really good connecting and configuring all your devices. You will need what it's called network printer/file sharing. This can be accomplished wired (even better) or wireless.

Here's a simple guide:

You won't have much problem on XP files and printer sharing, keep it like this for a while. Once you've added Vista and Windows 7 it can be a bit complicated.

Please let me know how you did.
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