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Mac G5, PC laptop and brought home work PC

Discussion in 'Networking' started by stingray_on, Apr 18, 2008.

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  1. stingray_on

    stingray_on Thread Starter

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    I have a Verizon router and one printer. The laptop is wireless with XP.

    I wanted to ask your guys opinions.

    Is it easier to connect the work PC to my router directly (I need another ethernet cable) and not sure if my ISP will charge me extra for 2 cable connected computers or if it easier to do it wireless?
    An advantage of wireless is , I might be able to use the one printer.

    If I do it wireless, My work Pc- Win XP, , is it the easiest to do -follow the wizard in create wireless connection? I did it years ago with my laptop , and I remember having so many problems.
     
  2. DoubleHelix

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    Wired or wireless, the computer is connected to the router sharing that same Internet connection. Pick whichever one you want. Whether or not you can access a shared printer doesn't have anything to do with a wired vs. wireless connection either.

    I don't know if you can use the network printer at all with your work computer. It depends on whether or not you can connect it to your home network without messing up the work network settings.
     
  3. stingray_on

    stingray_on Thread Starter

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    DoubleHelix,

    you right. I guess to avoid spending any money and buying a cable, I will try wireless first.

    And see what happens. I will try the wizard, I will keep you posted.
     
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