Wireless Router to connect computers (LAN)
Posted on 2006-06-14
I was helping a friend with his office computers. He wanted to connect two computers. There was no broadband internet set up yet. This is to come later.
I bought a Lynksys wireless router and a USB receiver. I set up the router and configured it with WEP security on PC1. I connected the USB to PC2 and installed the software. The USB receiver was not able to make a final connection. When I set it up, the connection tried to aquire a network address and failed. I tried again and again with the same result.
When I set up the USB reciever, I could see the router and tried to connect to it with the WEP password.
I set up the Workgroup on both PCs to the same name. I also shared hard drives on both PCs.
Can anyone give me advice on how to fix this so the connection is working. I have to go back and finish this and hope I can get it working as I told my friend I could.