Hi i am trying to set up an adhoc wireless network (mainly because i don't have the money spare to by a router) i have 2 bt wireless lan cards and 2 pcs running xp home, i tried to set it up and it says in the tray that it is connected but i am confused about where i should go from here, i have bt broadband on the main pc and want to share broadband and access files on the main pc. any help would be great thanks.
Sorry if you have tried this already but did you run XP's network wizard.
I had real trouble setting up a wirless network but with the advice of a forum member I was able to resolve this easily.
Firstly run the wizard on the machine connected to the internet. You will be asked a couple of simple questions. Once you have compelted the wizard you will be asked if you want to create a floppy disc. Do this, insert the floppy disc into the other machine and run the wizzard from it. XP shouuld sort everything for you.
Apologies again if you have already done this but I hope this helps anyway
The manual seems pretty straight forward - You start from Step 2 in the install section. It's important that you install the software before connecting the hardware and follow the instuctions for ad hoc and file sharing. The site does not appear to offer any updated drivers - so the ones it was shipped with should be fine. If it has all gone horribly wrong disconnect the hardware, uninstall the software and start again.
I got wireless working, and managed to share the web however am confused about opening file sharing. I open my network places and open up the other pc and it says
connect to gosden
Connecting to Gosden
I have tried using the logon and username and password for both pc's which are the same but it didn't work, I don't understand why this is happening. If i ping everything works fine yet i can't open shared folders,