Posted 13 November 2010 - 09:29 PM
I've used networks for years at work and now I want to set up one at home. Currently I have a Dell XPS 600 connected to a DSL modem and connected to the phone line. I have an AVG firewall.
What I wish to do is setup a network with my PC, a new laptop and make the printer I have into a shared printer. I would want the network to be wireless and I will probably need a router.
My PC has an Ethernet connection and because it is old I bet I'd need a wireless adapter for it. The actual network can be setup with the Windows XP network wizard and a flash drive I assume. And as for a basic home router, are there different kinds? And would the router itself be sufficient to use as a firewall? Would the connection be phone line to router to DSL modem to PC?
Like I said I'm clueless so if you can recommend any kind of tutorial I'd appreciate it.
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