wireless sharing on broadband

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ahhoe

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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
 
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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.
 

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