Posted 21 December 2008 - 08:34 PM
Situation: I have just purchase a couple of new computers, one is a Toshiba Laptop and the other a HP Desktop. Both run Vista Home Premium SP1. I have an old one that is still functional, running XP SP2, and has a wireless router, Linksys WRT 150N, configured for the sole purpose of running a couple of wireless B game adaptors. The router is currently not configured in “Security” mode. My 17 year old son purchased and installed this router some time ago. Up until now I did not know about router security. I have been learning since attempting a “Network”. Now keep in mind I know nothing about networking as well. This whole Vista thing is new to me too.
This is what I’d like to do. Uninstall the Router from the old XP desktop and install it in the new Desktop then set up a secured Network using the new Desktop as the “home base”. It would include the two wireless B game adaptors, the new laptop and the old desktop. Can this be done?
Now keep in mind that the more I try to learn about such an endeavor the more confused I am becoming. The wireless game adaptors do not have any kind of set up disk. Can they be incorporated into a Secure Network? Could someone please explain the steps I should take to set up this system? What do I do first? Then next?
Thanks in advance
MacBook Pro OS X 10.8.2 Intel 2.2 GHz i7 4 megs Ram 750 GB HD
MacBook Pro OS X 10..8.2 Intel 2.5 GHz i5, 4 megs 500 GB HD
Desktop: HP Pavilion a6614f: 640 gig hard drive, 6GB ram, AMD Phenom X4, Windows 7
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