Router/ap;modem compatibility

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Counslr2l

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I have a Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router and Linksys Wireless-G Notebook Adapter. I am trying to connect 1)Desktop, running XP home SP1(wired) through an ethernet plug to my external modem then to my router. 2) Laptop, running XP home SP2(wireless) through wireless notebook adapter.
No matter what i do i cannot get the desktop to recognize itself as the host. I can find the desktop from the Laptop but not vice versa. The laptop connects but allows me no access to the desktop. I am wondering if i have a compatibility issue with the external modem provided by my ISP. Can you provide ant help?
 
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Counslr2l said:
I have a Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router and Linksys Wireless-G Notebook Adapter. I am trying to connect 1)Desktop, running XP home SP1(wired) through an ethernet plug to my external modem then to my router.
Can't do that. Need to connect 1)Desktop to router and connect router to modem.

It's the router that is providing your LAN (both for wired and wireless connected PCs). Then the router WAN (internet) port goes out to the modem and thus provides the internet to your LAN.
 

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Sorry stated that backwards, Desktop to router to modem. That is what I intended to say. Any Ideas?
 
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