Connecting to a separate computer

June 9, 2009 at 08:14:42
Specs: Windows Vista
I am trying to connect my home computer to the same internet connection as my laptop which is comcast. Is there any way to do that through a router? There are no ethernet connections on the computer. That's why I was trying to use the router. The computer has connections for phone lines and that's it. Is there any way to connect that computer to a router and modem? Thanks.

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June 9, 2009 at 11:37:33
This is W95/W98 forum - is one of the machines using Win9x?

Whatever, if you have a "wireless router/modem" you can get a "Wireless Adapter" which plugs into the USB socket on the machine which has no Ethernet card. It looks a bit like an overgrown Flash Drive and serves as a transmitter/receiver once you have installed the software.

To prove the point, I have XP cabled to a wireless router/modem which serves both my Vista laptop and my old W98SE machine. The laptop has inbuilt wireless facilities and my W98SE uses a USB Wireless Adapter, as given above.

All you have to do is make sure any machine you add has the same wireless settings as the one with the wireless router - particularly security.

If you don't have a "wireless" router/modem then I'm not sure how you go about it - someone else might suggest something.

some other bloke...

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June 10, 2009 at 06:54:29
I am on occasion using a specialized but old program called FastLynx. It works in DOS mode, but it gets used here o connect up four computers, including one laptop. It uses the serial port for connection to the tower types, and a short special cable to the laptop.

I got it years ago at $12, but have seen it at electronic swap meets for $1 now.

Biggest bug-aboo is if you are running different bit systems. A 16 and 32 and a 64 bit system takes a few extra steps to transferr files then.


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