Internet tunneling

  User-C4C79601-3CFD-47B8-A5E4D4AA6B4408AD 18:18 27 Oct 2006
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I have a belkin wireless (usb) adaptor on my home pc which allows my laptop which has inbuilt wireless to connect to each other. My home pc has broadband, i was wondering if it is possible for my laptop to tunnel through my pc internet connection so that i can use both my pc and my laptop on the internet at the same time, with out having to buy a wireless router.
Both use xp home edition

  Ashrich 21:29 27 Oct 2006

Yes , you need to set up a wireless peer to peer network . Go into Network connections on your computer that is connected to the Internet and run the Network Setup Wizard , the run the same on your Laptop , you can get Windows to assign a WEP key ( peer to peer cannot use anything else ) and make a note of it , then run the same Wizard on the laptop , you should be able to see the network wirelessly on each PC , enter the WEP key on the laptop when asked then you should be able to connect to the Internet and , if you turned on file and print sharing , be able to share files as well . Try that and come back here if you run into troubles .

Ashley

it took me a while but i managed to do it. Plus i didnt have to spend £40 on a router.

cheers

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