The "PSC" is a multifunction device and, although you should be able to set it as a "shared" printer over the network, scanning and copying will only work from the PC it is actually connected to. If you are using a network print server, scanning won't work at all.
The alternative option I adopted was to use a USB switch, which lets me connect up to four computers to a single USB peripheral. This way, I have full functionality with the PSC from two PCs and a Mac.
<<< I seem to be able to make a connection through a ad-hoc connection and the light comes on >>>
An "Ad Hoc" connection to what and from what? If you mean a direct connection between two PCs, then this is a networking issue that needs to be sorted out first before getting involved in printer sharing.
<<< cannot get to the configuration page through my web browser and the instalation finds my printer then restarts from the start anyone any ideas?? >>>
What are you trying to configure via the web browser? Although routers are configured using a browser, WiFi network adapters are normally configured from their installation software and my HP PSC printer isn't set up with a web browser.