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Discussion in 'Networking' started by shaun123, Nov 8, 2007.

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  1. shaun123

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    HI, I need some information please, I have got a desktop pc (o/s win xp) which is wired to a virgin cable broadband modem, I also have a fax/printer/scanner wired via usb to the desktop (The desktop is not wireless). I will soon be buying a laptop (o/s win vista) which is wireless enabled and wish to connect to the internet with both of these via a router (i think) and also be able to use the printer and share files between them. As I am new to quite a bit of this I would be greatful of any information (in laymans terms) on if this is possible, what I need to purchase to accomplish this and how to set this up. Thanks.:confused:
     
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    A wireless router (which will include a 4-port ethernet switch) is all you'll need.

    If the multifunction printer is network ready (has an ethernet port) it can be connected directly to the router and each computer can use all its functions independently.

    If the printer can be connected only to a computer, then it can be shared for use by the other computer(s). Only the printer function will be available over the network this way.

    To get you started: http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2006/12/windows-xp-and-vista-on-lan-together.html
     
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    Thanks terrynet I will go through all of the information you supplied .ty
     
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