sorry so long getting back..
My sister needs her photos that are on the PC to be on her laptop ASAP, the problem is, her laptop's wireless and the PC isn't.
I want to transfer the photos over via a network (LAC/LAN) connection because there are over 2gigs of them...
We have a wireless netgear router and I have connected her laptop into one of the ethernet plugs on my router, what do I do next?
ok, you have the desk top p.c connected to the router, the modem plugs into the back of the router, then the cat 5 cable out of the router to the nic on the back of the p.c.
You will need to run the network setup wizard on both computers and make certain you use the same workgroup name on both computers. Also, on the laptop, you should see a little computer icon in lower right corner- you click on that and choose view available wireless networks...here you should see the name of your netgear router- it is called the SSID name. select it, and choose connect, a box will pop up prompting you for the password and enter it and this should allow you access to the network. You will run the network setup and choose file and print sharing and select the files or drives you want to share simply by right clicking on them and choose share- give it a name and you should be able to share. I hope this helps. And if you have problems post back, and also windows xp has a tutorial in the search...type in home network...