Do I need a WAP and router to go wireless?
Posted on 2004-09-03
I have read that if I want my laptop to be connected wirelessly to the internet, then I need a wireless NIC, a WAP, and a router (because I will want internet access for my desktop as well).
I don't understand why I cannot simply hook up a wireless NIC in my laptop, another one in my desktop, then hook the desktop up to the internet and then surf on my laptop through my desktop. My desktop could then serve as a firewall as well.
Is this possible? If not, why not? It would save a bit of money.
What is your best advice?