I am trying to network a Laptop and a Desktop PC together (Wireless) with a great deal of hair pulling and frustration. The laptop is a fujitsu Siemens Amilo 7400 and the Desktop is one I made myself.
The laptop has the following Wireless network capabilities.
Wireless LAN Integrated Wireless LAN (WLAN) solution: Intel® PRO/Wireless 2100 LAN network connection
I was advised by PC world all I needed was a Wireless desktop PCI card and all would be well. It unfortunately seems it isnt. No matter what settings I choose or what I do it results in failure. How do I go about networking these two machines together wirelessly ?
One is running XP Home the other is running XP Pro.
The ping command returns a 100% packet loss and the host is unreachable. 5 Minutes ago I had it working really well on the laptop but I rebooted the desktop and now the laptop can connect to the network but there is no signal.
Still frustrated and trying. I turn on the desktop machine which loads up the belkin wlan monitor and the wireless connection then starts. I then turn on the laptop and attempt to connect to the network which fails due to there being no signal. I then have to disable the connection on the desktop machine disable the belkin wlan monitor, restart the connection on the desktop followed by the belkin wlan monitor to make it work. I then hit the connect button on the laptop and it works fine. Until I reboot the desktop machine. I need to make this as simple as possible for it to work otherwise the other half wont bother using it which defies the point of having this all set up.
Does anyone else have any ideas about whats gone wrong ?
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