I have purchased 2 d link dwl-g520 cards to connect 2 computers (both on XP) using an ad hoc wireless connection. Both are fitted & I have configured them using the windows wizard. The 2 computers seem to be connected,the computer icon flashes & states that the network is connected etc. However I cannot get either computer to send or receive any files or my broadband. I have checked a number of files in the shared file folder but still nothing
As lastchip states, almost all of the problems with networking, especially with XP arise from third-party firewalls. Turn them off, run network setup wizzard and then turn them back on again. If you use Norton Firewall then run the networking wizzard and it will find the adaptor and configure it.
Thanks for that, I can now share files but not my internet connection. The icon in network connections says that it is shared but it is not. I am using BT Broadband & XP. I also have Norton firewall & system works