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Setting up a network

Discussion in 'Networking' started by CHR15B, Jul 27, 2006.

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  1. CHR15B

    CHR15B Thread Starter

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    I've never set up a connection like this before so any help would be greatly appreciated.

    At the moment my home network is as follows, we have two PC systems with Wireless Netgear PCI cards fitted, and a Netgear ADSL Router which supplies the connection.

    I've now got another system in my room I need tempoary access to along with my main PC. My main PC has an ethernet port on it.

    How would I go about getting the connection onto my other PC shared with my main one using my wireless as a source of connection?

    Thanks,

    Chris
     
  2. TerryNet

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    Is my understanding, as follows, correct? PC M has a wireless connection to your router, and also has an ethernet port. PC O has an ethernet port but no wireless capabililty and is too far to connect to the router via ethernet.

    If all the above is correct you can connect the two PCs via cross-over ethernet cable. You can use a regular cable if either port is auto-sensing, also called MDI/MDIX. On PC M you should then be able to bridge (in Network Connections) the two connections. Or you can try ICS on PC M provided the router is not using the 192.168.0.x subnet.

    Of course, getting another wireless adapter would be infinitely easier.
     
  3. CHR15B

    CHR15B Thread Starter

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    Its actually a laptop, the description above is correct and I have an ethernet so I'll likely bridge the connections.

    A wireless dongle is on the way, however I'd like to get everything set up ASAP.

    Thanks :)
     
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