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wireless sharing on broadband

Discussion in 'Networking' started by ahhoe, Sep 9, 2003.

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  1. ahhoe

    ahhoe Thread Starter

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    I have two computers, desktop A and desktop B. Both running winxp pro. They are connected to a linksys BEFSR41 broadband router, running on dhcp. So the ip address is e.g 192.168.10.1 and 192.168.10.2.

    I have another compaq laptop with a wireless pcmcia card and another ibook with an airport card. I want to have wireless connection to the internet. The question is:

    1) Can i buy a usb wireless adapter and connect it to one of my desktop A/B so that both my laptop can surf the web thru my desktop's PC connection?

    2) Becos my desktop is getting a private ip address, will there be problem connection to the internet for my laptop?

    3) Is there a website there that shows(preferably with pics) on the configuration on the winxp machine to enable the use of the usb adapter?

    Thank you
     
  2. Bruce319

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    Get an Access point for your router. Set it up by reading the manual. Then get wireless cards for both your laptops if they already don't come built in.
     
  3. ahhoe

    ahhoe Thread Starter

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    tats you some of my frem recommend me to do. Thankx...
     
  4. Bruce319

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    It's the best route to take, and in my opinion the cheapest. Unless you want to plug your laptaps physically into the router with a cat5 wire then buy network card for it, which are cheaper than the wireless cards.
     
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