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How to create a peer-to-peer wireless workgroup with no internet access.

Posted on 2011-03-25
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I have 4 laptops and 2 printers I need to set up a wireless workgroup. all laptops have wireless cards. Can I use a wireless router or a wireless bridge? I tried with the router but can not connect to share documents.

Please help!!!
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by:jerbear1337
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You want to set up wireliess router.  make sure DHCP server is enabled on the router.  Are the computers able to connect and get valid ip addresses from the router?
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by:profgeek
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If all of the systems are connected to the router OK, but can't see each other, then the issue is with the network settings on the computers, workgroup membership, sharing, etc..  What OS is on the computers?
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by:elawad
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you need first to setup up your router to let the other computers connect to it and obtain a valid ip address from the router DHCP server, then you have to make sure that all of your computers are on the same workgroup, and alsos make sure the firewall is off on your computers and that you have certain folder that is sahred on one of the computers.
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CELEBEE1970 earned 0 total points
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I found the solution, all I had to do was create a peer-to-peer (ad-hoc) network.
All laptops had wireless capabilities, I installed the printer on one of the laptops and shared it for the other laptops to have access to printing. No router, bridge or switch required.

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CELEBEE1970
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by:CELEBEE1970
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I researched and look at lots of comments and found nothing that gave me what I needed.
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