Setup Wireless Network

Posted on 2005-05-17
Last Modified: 2013-11-09
How do you setup a wireless network between two laptops. Both Laptops have Win Xp one is Pro and one is Home both is SP2. Both laptops have wireless.

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    If you want to connect only these two laptops, you should not need an access point. Give static IP addresses to each of the computers' network interfaces (laptop 1:, laptop 2:, subnet mask for both: and open the firewall of XP. Put both into the same Workgroup. Share a folder and have same users and passwords on both, and networking should already work. Try it, and let us hear your results.

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    What is it that your wanting your network to do??  The solution given is fine if all you want to be able to do is share files between laptops.  Are you wanting to share an Internet connection between the 2 laptops??

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    Kindly let me knowfrom where can i get the tool  to create KERNAL IMAGE  for windows 2003 so that i could boot 2003 onto my pc without hard disk . i have the zeon server , the lancard with pxe boot rom ..kindly let me know the exact procedure to boot 2003 on my clientz without having harddisk

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    even m using the wireless lan at our home between 2 laptops n one desktop . both laptop is wifi enabled . it just required one wireless lan card n the access point to make them work under lan . also we can do that without accesspoint . these days we hv usb wireless lan doungles which acts as both the wireless lan card n as well as access point. so just we neeed to attach that through the desktop n make it run under access point mode  (its zyxcel 220 ) .

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