I have two laptops (Laptop1 and Laptop2). I want to be able to share files between the laptops wirelessly. I have BT Broadband with a BTHomeHub-9543. I have just the one wireless network connection with the TCP/IP configured to Obtain an IP address automatically. I have followed the knowledge base advice on setting up a wireless connection between the two laptops but keep coming unstuck - suspect because I don't understand the basics well enough. Although I have Windows XP I have not got a Wireless Network tab.
If I change the TCP/IP properties of the wireless connection to:
and subnet 255.255.255.0
I lose my internet connection.
Can anyone give me a very simple (from basics) complete guide to allowing the two computers to talk to each other.
P.S. the Laptop1 is a centrino duo Intel(R) PRO wireless 3945ABG network connection and a 1394 netadapter (whatever these are)
Laptop2 has a Belkin 802.11g wireless card.