I have a desktop PC which connects to the internet via an ADSL ethernet / USB router (US robotics). The connection between the PC and the router is via an ethernet cable.
I have never used or needed to use any of it's networking capabilities, it was only ever used as a modem.
I now would like to be able to connect my laptop to the desktop to the desktop, to share the broadband connection, and also to share files.
As I understand it there are 2 ways I can do this.
1 - Using another ethernet cable join the laptop to the router. I have tried this and it works I can connect both pcs to the internet at the same time, but what I really want is to do it wirelessly with the laptop.
2 - I have bought a wireless router and a card for the laptop (KCORP wireless gateway router and wireless notebook network card), so I think I should be able to set it up to do it wirelessly, this is what i really would like. The main desktop will remain hardwired, be it to the old adsl modem-router, or the the new wireless gateway router.
Trouble is I am struggling like [bleep] to get it to work.
Can anybody help me?
I am not sure what I need to connect to where, and how to configure it all.
I am 3 days trying without success.
Thanks in anticipation.
Edited by john-watman, 08 December 2005 - 09:49 AM.