How to connect desktop to laptop wirelessly

January 3, 2010 at 05:06:06
Specs: Windows XP, CPU
hi,can anyone answer this, how to connect a desktop already connected to an internet having a router to a laptop with a wireless card(netgear)? I want to make them connected to share " internet connection" not to share"files". plz explain step by step how to connect them so that laptop can also share internet.
Thanks in advance

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January 3, 2010 at 05:13:21
How many LAN ports does your router have?

If it has 4 then get another network cable, connect the laptop and they should be able to communicate.

If your router only has 1 LAN port then you may need to buy a small 8 port switch, connect it to the LAN port and then plug the PC and laptop into the switch.

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January 4, 2010 at 03:46:21
Thanks for ur suggestion, but i want wireless connection between desktop and laptop.Desktop is connected witha router(linksys,wirless G ADSL gateway). And yes router has four ports on it. I want to connect them without any extra wire and without any switch. Do i have to click some options in my laptop to let it connect with the desktop?
Any suggestion?

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January 4, 2010 at 15:26:52
If there is wireless adapter on both desktop and laptop, you can just connect them wireless to wireless router. Take a look on this wireless network setup tutorial, hope able to help you.

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