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hyeone

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my computer is connected through dsl. i have a usb wirelses adapter hooked up to it as well. im trying to get my laptop to connect but all it says is "aquiring network address" then it fails to connect. i manually put my ip in and also tried it automatically. i pretty much tried everything i can think of. need some help!!!

throw me some ideas/suggestions...
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You say you have the high speed connection, as well as an adapter, but do you have a router?
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no i dont have a router. do i need one? i didnt think i would one since the laptop has wifi. the laptop picks up the signal from the main pc but does not connect.
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hhhmmm... Someone please correct me if I'm wrong, but I think you will always need a router to make this work...
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your right. but wouldnt the wireless usb adapter hookedup to the main pc compensate as a router? correct me if IM wrong.

Edited by hyeone, 01 September 2006 - 08:27 PM.

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Yep. From what I know, the adapter only strengthened the signal, and it needs to be plugged into the router for it to work. I think you need a router bud :whistling:
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I would think that since you could set up ICS for wired connections and wireless cards send and recieve and XP has routing services that it's a matter of configuring the software. since a wireless card is effectively a second NIC and the wired NIC could serve as the connection to Internet. Some of the wireless cards I've looked at have WAP (wireless access point) capabilities and there are external dedicated Access Points generally cheaper then a router (but not buy much). http://www.google.co...n-US:unofficial
There is a fairly interesting How TO for the Playstation that might be useful.
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thanks peoples
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