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"Wireless connection unavailable"

I'm running Windows XP Professional on a desktop & a laptop, trying to set up a home network to connect the two & share internet through the desktop.

I've installed a Compaq WL215 wireless USB on the desktop & a Compaq WL110 Wireless PC Card on the laptop (with XP drivers off the HP-Compaq site).

System/Device Manager shows both devices working, but Network Connections/Wireless Network Connection shows "Wireless connection unavailable" on both ends & the Network Setup Wizard shows them as disconnected.

How do I connect the wireless devices so they show connected for Network Setup Wizard, or don't I have to?

Thanks in advance...
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OzCraig
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kronostmCommented:

   I don't know this two types of wireless clients, but what i know is that for this type of connection to work , they have to have ad-hoc capabilities. Check their utilities, and see what connection type do the wireless clients aloow (you might have to set the MAC adress of the other client for each card). (you find this via nbtstat & arp commands).
   
Kind regards
Kronos
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OzCraigAuthor Commented:

Adjusting the network settings to Ad-hoc did the trick. Haven't had to touch the MAC address yet, we'll see what happens when I reinstall my Firewall...

Thanks for the advice.
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kronostmCommented:
Glad i could help. If you run in any trouble just mail me.

Kronos
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