Question about laptops and wifi

  Sturmey 17:00 08 Jun 2003

Hey all,

I'm just entering into the world of portable computing.

I want to network my laptop to my
desktop pc without wires, is all I need two wireless 802.11 cards or do I need an 802.11 card and an access point. I'm not sure what the difference is, I use internet connection sharing and already have a LAN setup for that.

Also is it possible to run a laptop from a car battery by plugging an adaptor into the cigarette lighter.



  jazzypop 17:07 08 Jun 2003

Two wireless cards will do just fine, for simple one-to-one ICS. If you will have several desktops and laptops sharing a broadband connection, you will find it much more convenient to invest in a router with a built-in wireless access point. Check out the models at

Yes, you can use an in-car charger.

  Sturmey 21:53 08 Jun 2003

Thanks jazzypop

Yeah I'm just starting to understand the differnece between access points gateways this helped click here


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