Posted 25 November 2005 - 12:36 PM
Posted 25 November 2005 - 12:41 PM
You need a wiress router/switch and a cat5 patch or network cable. If your laptop does not have wireless integrated you will need a wireless card or usb wireess adapter.
Currently, you should be set up like this:
You need to set it up like this
set up the router switch to act as a dhcp server and it will give your PC and laptop individual ip addresses on your network and handle communications between the two and between the two and the internet.
Make sure the router/switch supports your wireless access card in the laptop
Posted 25 November 2005 - 01:49 PM
The pc has a"ethernet 802.3 card" , and the laptop has a"sis 900 intergrated fast internet"-so would anyone be able to suggest a" wireless router" that would be compatible with the above two , and any other peripherals i would need to get the whole network going?
Posted 25 November 2005 - 05:21 PM
Edited by Neil Jones, 25 November 2005 - 05:22 PM.
Posted 25 November 2005 - 05:27 PM
You may already have a wireless adapter inside, but it may not be turned on.
Posted 26 November 2005 - 05:37 AM
Posted 26 November 2005 - 11:15 AM
That means you will need a usb wireless adapter...I will take a look at a couple later on and post back...where are you likely to be buying from? You seem to be in the UK?
Posted 26 November 2005 - 11:55 PM
You mentioned the Netgear and they are OK...I have a netgear pcmcia card and it works quite well, though the drivers have been of sporadic quality (one driver works, the next one does not, then the next one does, with varying degrees of stability--I currently am using the third of five released drivers for best quality/speed).
If I were slapping a new wireless network together I would try to make sure I got a wireless adapter and router from the same vendor if possible--I rarely run into problems these days and in fact have a mixed network myself, but others have had issues.
How far is your laptop likely to be from the access point? How much are you willing to spend?
Posted 27 November 2005 - 09:25 AM
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