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Networking a Laptop (Home) and a Desktop (Pro) Wirelessly

Fl4wless
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Last Modified: 2011-09-20
I am getting broadband shortly (yeah, i no im bhind) and I want to network my laptop to my Desktop wireless so I can get the net anywhere in the house with the laptop.

I no I need a Wireless PCI Card and a PCMIA ZYXPQADND watever Card for the Laptop...

Basically, can someone write me a brief tutorial on how to set up a wireless network and Internet Sharing on XP (Desktop = pro, Lap = Home)? And can someone give me some links to a PCI Card and PCMIA (watever) Card, preferably from the same manufacturer. And, here's the killer, for no more than £50 (-£60)?

Thanks in advance. I'll wait 5 days before accepting to get pointage to 50.
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Commented:
cheers buddy! Looks simple enough.

I would go for a router, but a good router is like £100!

I have heard of an Ad Hoc Network before and assumed that was what I needed, so thanks for the link.

I'll try and find those bits on a UK Site now.


Dan.

Commented:
This is what you are looking for:

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/homenetworking/

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Commented:
Thanks, but YohanShminge has answered my question. I am getting the two D-Links off ebuyer for £47 for both.

I'll accept when I have 50 points to give to make it worthwhile.

Author

Commented:
well, im getting 2 Netgear bits now instead of the D-link, cos I read loads of reviews of D-Links causing BSODs.
Good choice!  I've used Netgear and Linksys, but have not tried D-Link yet!  Thanks for the points!

Author

Commented:
no problem, just a quick query.

I heard that wireless networkin runs at 2.4ghz, which is the same as a cordless phone. I have a cordless phone nearby, will it affect my network?
It could, but you should be able to prevent interferance by setting different channels on the wireless network.

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Commented:
ok. thanks. Im sure I'll just post here again IF i get a problem.
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