Pc to Laptop

  LAPTOPBABE 17:48 15 May 2005

I want to connect my pc which is upstairs to a laptop which we want to use downstairs. We have AOL broadband gold connected to the PC by an external modem supplied by AOL. I have sent for a Belkin router and an internal network card for the PC, the Laptop which has not arrived yey is supposed to have one with it. Do I connect the two computers to file share first or do i do the internet bit first? cheers

  Rogerfredo 18:24 15 May 2005

After you've put the network card in the desktop pc, connect both the desktop and the laptop to the router with "straight through" cables.
Connect the router to the modem (Belkin instructions will show how).
Run the connection wizard on the server (desktop) machine, and use the floppy disc which gets prepared in the laptop.

  LAPTOPBABE 18:38 15 May 2005

What do you mean by straight through cables. If i am going wireless why are cables involved?

  anchor 09:31 16 May 2005

Try calling Belkin support in the UK.

00 800 2 2355460

Dial the complete number exactly as indicated, beginning with 00. Regardless of your location, do NOT drop the 00.

Alternatively, send your query from here:

click here

  Rogerfredo 19:09 16 May 2005

Sorry ,but you never said you were going wireless.

  woodchip 19:21 16 May 2005

You do not need to Network them just to share a Wireless Modem Router. I have two Desktops connected by Ethernet wires to Wireless Router Modem and a Wireless Laptop card so can go out in garden and play about 100ft away not tried how far. I can use one or all together. on BB

PS one desktop 98se laptop and other desktop XP home

  woodchip 19:24 16 May 2005

Just a point If you use Wireless and it also as Built in Ethernet, the Onboard Ethernet should be disabled in Device Manager otherwise you will have connection problems

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