Hi - I am very new at networking! I've searched internet for answers, called Linksys(no help) & am still lost. I just bought a new notebook with WiFi & would like to share printers & files wirelessly with my old desktop.
New notebook - Windows XP home 804.11g wireless
Old Desktop - Windows 98SE - it says it has a SiS 900 based PCI fast Ethernet adapter
I live in the sticks & only am able to get dial up internet - I'm not concerned with sharing this.
I was sold a Linksys WRT54G router, and was told this would do it - hard wire Old Desktop to Router & notebook will find it - wouldn't need DSL modem for it to work. I've named & set up workgroups etc. I'm not even sure it is configured - putting the http:// into the the browser does nothing. The Notebook finds router but nothing from desktop side.
Is this the right way to go? Do I need a NIC for desktop? Would updating Desktop to XP help (plan to do this soon anyway)?
What if I returned router & I got a USB wireless card for the Desktop. Would this do it? Would I need anything else like a Wireless Access Point (it sounds like what I already have)?
Do I know too little for you to help me??
I would like to understand this better - I'm actually pretty good at most computer related stuff. Any recommendations as to where to go, what to do, what to buy etc to educate myself?
Edited by sue472, 10 October 2005 - 12:04 PM.