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#1 Birdy3_uk


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Posted 24 April 2005 - 04:40 PM

Sorry to keep posting but I dont think people are really into my last post. So im making it more specific here.

I have brought a laptop without internet wireless connectivity, although it has a pci card slot or whatever.

I also have a standalone Desktop pc with internet access via a usb modem.

Is there a usb device I can plug into my desktop pc which will allow me to share the internet connection it has wirelssly with my laptop, it must be usb or similar because I am moving soon and dont know what the modem the people I am moving in with is like.

I understand i need one of those cards for my laptop, But am unsure which one and am also unsure if there are any products suitable that I can use for my desktop pc.

Hope that makes sense. Tx

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#2 Rimmer


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Posted 24 April 2005 - 08:44 PM


It doesn't really help speed up any answer you may get by posting another topic with the same problem, it just creates more clutter.

Here's my (limited) understanding of your options:

1. You connect your PC to the broadband modem via USB, as is, and use Internet Connection Sharing to share that connection to your laptop via a network. Whether the network is wireless or a cable doesn't make any difference. You can only connect the laptop if the desktop is connected.

2. If your broadband modem has a network port you connect it to a wireless router then add wireless cards to both your laptop and your PC. They connect independently.

Laptop PCMCIA wireless cards - get the same brand as the wireless router you choose.
USB to wireless - they probably exist but I've never used one.

Will it all work in the new location? That depends on what type of broadband modem they have there.

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