Setup a wireless network PC-Laptop

October 9, 2007 at 15:08:34
Specs: Vista Ultimate, 3Ghz 1GB

Can somebody point me to a guide or something.
Which explains a bit of how i can setup a wireless network in vista.
I cant seem to figure out how to get it done.

I have a laptop and a desktop pc.
but have wireless internet, so i assume i can also connect both of them together through this wireless connection.
at the moment both connect to the wireless router to connect to the internet.
but how can this be done?


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#1
October 9, 2007 at 16:38:24

If you laptop has a wireless card that it is able to connect to it, if your router is configured correctly. Normally desktops dont have wireless cards, you might have to go buy one. Read the article below and make sure you secure your router up so no one else can piggy back on your router and get you in trouble.

http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td...

what router is it?

Jim R


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#2
October 9, 2007 at 23:49:49

The router is the linksys WRT54G

SO i can connect the laptop to the pc so the laptop user can access certain files from the desktop and use its printer(its not a network printer so i cannot connect it to the router)


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#3
October 10, 2007 at 01:21:09

you have to set up a private network its all in Control Panel\Network and Sharing Center and you do it on all the computers

in Control Panel\Network and Sharing
"set up a conection or network"
then select "manualy conect to a wireless network"
then enter network name MSHOME set no security you can redo it later if you want it on and just folow the set up wizard, and the same on the outher computer same network name.

only have on, network discovery, file sharing and printer sharing.

have the same network name and workgroup name WORKGROUPE on all computers workgroup is defoult on vista so if there both vista just ignore that.

to see the other computer SERCH \\name-of-pc
e.g \\CrashnBurn-PC\shared documents

or click on the picture /diagram of the network in network and sharing center

and watch out for firewalls blocking you turn them off if you have truble in allowing networking by it, windows firewall should let it thru but outhers like norton my give you trouble

if you use 3rd part software like zonealarm firewall add a ip rang in the trusted zone e.g 192.168.100 to 192.168.120 or what ever your router set up ip is.

HERES A GOOD GUIDE with picture http://www.smallbusinesscomputing.c...

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vista home premium user


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#4
October 10, 2007 at 12:04:39

thanks a lot guys i am going to give it another try.

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