Setting Up Network With Old Machine

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paulyboy500

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I have a cable internet connection via a Motorola SB5100 Modem. This is currently connected to an old desktop PC running Windows ME via a USB Cable as there is no ethernet connectivity thro the PC ( But there would be a facility to plug an ethernet cable into the modem itself). I have just obtained a Dell Laptop operating on Windows XP Pro and would like to set up a network to share internet access only between the two machines. The laptop is Wi-fi enabled. i'm not too bothered whether the Desktop PC is connected the the net wirelessly or with cable, but obviously I want the Laptop to link wirelessly - what is the best way to set this up - ideally without having to fit the desktop with any ethernet adapters or similar?

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Ideally you would get a wireless router and, for the desktop, a PCI ethernet card. Or, for a less reliable connection, get the desktop a PCI wireless card or a USB ethernet or wireless adapter.
 
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