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wireless connection between laptop w/o base station

Discussion in 'Networking' started by hydraconsole, Jul 5, 2007.

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  1. hydraconsole

    hydraconsole Thread Starter

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    hi
    i have two laptops on winxp sp2 and a dsl modem. I don't have a wireless router. One of the laptops uses ethernet to connect to the dsl modem. the laptops are installed with a built-in wireless card, an Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200BG. driver version is 9.0.3.9

    If one of the laptops is connected using ethernet to the dsl modem, can i share that connection with the other laptop using a wireless connection?

    thanks,
     
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    hey john i like to learn a little about this issue...is he trying to set up his laptop as a wireless router. because i may want to do that too
     
  4. hydraconsole

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    thanks for the reply but the link doesn't work
     
  5. nick0219

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    hyrda is this what you are trying to do - set up laptop as a wireless router.??? please reply
     
  6. hydraconsole

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    yeah, i guess that's it. I want to use my laptop as a wireless router. is this possible? the link john posted doesn't work on my browsers. (i guess this is another problem unless the link is broken)
     
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    I'll come back, I've noticed several times lately they've been off-line. :(
     
  9. nick0219

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    hydra i am on the second step,
    2. The second step will be to install a wireless card in a second computer.

    i have to buy a wireless card for my laptop, will keep you informed when i get it
     
  10. hydraconsole

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    hurray both laptops are connected wireless and mine can surf the net.
    the next problem is i can't view other shared computers/folders in the My Network Places.
    Our office uses a modem-router which only has 1 port which is connected to an 8-port switch. all the ports are already in use. the other laptop is connected to that switch and can surf the net and browse other computers. I can connect wireless to the other laptop and surf the net but i can't see the other computers in the My network places

    any ideas?
    thanks,
     
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