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Setting up wireless internet connection


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Evajean

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I am trying to set up a wireless internet connection between a PC and a laptop. What is unusual about this situation is that the main internet connection is wired into the laptop, therefore the wireless modem must be connected to the PC. Based on the specifications displayed below, I was wondering if anyone had suggestions regarding which wireless modem would optimize my performance.

PC:

Gateway
Windows XP
Intel Pentium 4 Processor 631 with HT technology (3.00GHz, 800MHz FSB, 2MB L2 cache)
512 533MHz DDR2 SDRAM Dual Channel (2-256 modules)
250 GB Serial ATA150 7200rpm hard drive w/ 8MB cache

Laptop:

Gateway
Intel Pentium 4 cpu 2.40 GHZ
512 RAM
40 GB hard drive

Internet connection:

comcast cable
400 Mbps

Thanks for your time.

Edited by Evajean, 25 February 2006 - 12:39 PM.

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Hello Evajean and welcome to G2G, :tazz:

I am a little unclear and what your current setup is and what you are needing help with. Please clarify the following statements you made in your post and we will get you setup correctly.


Your Statement: "I am trying to set up a wireless internet connection between a PC and a laptop."

My Question: Are you wanting just Internet Connectivity for both Computers, or are you wanting internet connectivity along with File and resource sharing for both computerts.

Your Statement: "What is unusual about this situation is that the main internet connection is wired into the laptop, therefore the wireless modem must be connected to the PC."

My Question: Does your ISP use Automatic DHCP or Static IP (call them to find out)?

My Question: Do you already have a wireless Modem, Wireless Gateway, Wireless Access Point, Wireless Gateway, or Wireless router?

My Question: Do both coimputers already have wireless Network Cards or Wireless USB Adapters?



The average Cable Home network is setup like this:
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But you can substitute the Wired Cat5 connection to the primary desktop computer with another Wireless laptop or desktop if you want. In this setup you can have up to 4 WIRED pc's and 255 Wireless pc's.

If you are just looking for hardware then you will want to get this Modem and Wireless Gateway Combo Unit:

http://www.linksys.c...FVisitorWrapper
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