how do i setup wireless networking

  lonemascot 18:32 08 Oct 2005

I have just bought a laptop with a Prism 802.11g wireless adapter.

using my laptop I want to make use of the printers and broadband connection on my desktop PC without wireing everywhere.

I also want to transfer files between the two computers.

Can i use the wireless adapter for this? if so what do i need to buy for my desktop PC to make this possible?

  Arthur Scrimshaw 18:45 08 Oct 2005
  Arthur Scrimshaw 18:47 08 Oct 2005

should have said you will need to buy a wireless network card for the desktop (about £15 - £25 depending on make)

  lonemascot 18:52 08 Oct 2005

i have a router but only have one ethernet output.

so i basically use that ethernet output to connect to my desktop via a newly bought network card. then i just configure the two computers to detect each other.

is that right?

  Arthur Scrimshaw 19:02 08 Oct 2005

how do you connect to the internet - is it a combined router/modem? Also how are you using the router at the moment?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:33 08 Oct 2005
  lonemascot 19:55 08 Oct 2005

at the moment im connecting my desktop through usb to the router as i dont have an ethernet port on my PC. i have the laptop connected via the ethernet port to the router as well.

  Arthur Scrimshaw 22:32 08 Oct 2005

Ditch the router - you don't need it. I have to assume you connect to the internet via your desktop pc (usb modem?). You just need to buy a wireless card for your desktop, install it and follow the instructions in the link I (and Fruit Bat) posted. You don't need an ethernet port on either pc. The article mentions the modem connecting via an ethernet port, but it works just as well with a USB modem. Also it's easier to set up if you don't enable WEP until you get both pcs talking to each other, just make sure you do enable it as soon as possible.
Post back if this isn't clear.

  VoG II 22:35 08 Oct 2005

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