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Using a wireless laptop to connect a desktop to network


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#1 Shamanix

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Posted 27 July 2013 - 06:19 AM

Hi All

 

I'm using a Sagecom router (supplied by SKY) for my network to connect my main desktop and wireless Dell Notebook to the internet.

 

The problem I have is that I have another desktop that has no Wifi card and is nowhere near the router to connect it wired. I need to do some updates and moving the PC to connect it to the router isn't viable.

 

I was wondering if there is a way to connect the desktop to the notebook to I can utilise it's wifi connection without a crossover cable.I have another older Sagecom router and thought that if I connected both the notebook and desktop through the router then I could utilise it. I bridged the wireless and wired connections on the laptop, however the desktop then states there is an IP conflict on the network. i've tried /relese and /renew on both the laptop and desktop but to no avail.

 

Anyone know of a way I can achieve this?

 

Thanks


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Posted 28 July 2013 - 01:23 PM

USB WiFi Adapters start at $6.39 (USD), and that incluses shipping


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Posted 01 August 2013 - 12:26 AM

Hi All
 
I'm using a Sagecom router (supplied by SKY) for my network to connect my main desktop and wireless Dell Notebook to the internet.
 
The problem I have is that I have another desktop that has no Wifi card and is nowhere near the router to connect it wired. I need to do some updates and moving the PC to connect it to the router isn't viable.
 
I was wondering if there is a way to connect the desktop to the notebook to I can utilise it's wifi connection without a crossover cable.I have another older Sagecom router and thought that if I connected both the notebook and desktop through the router then I could utilise it. I bridged the wireless and wired connections on the laptop, however the desktop then states there is an IP conflict on the network. i've tried /relese and /renew on both the laptop and desktop but to no avail.
 
Anyone know of a way I can achieve this?
 
Thanks


What port did you plug in the cable from the laptop to the router? The WAN port or one of the LAN ports?

If it is one of the LAN ports, then I believe you will need to go into the settings for the router and turn off the DHCP.

If it is the WAN port, then in theory it should work...just the desktop will be "behind" a second router, but you should still get an Internet connection. You may need to go into the settings and adjust the IP settings that the router uses for the private network, however.

Frankly, to some degree, I have to agree with the other poster that it might be easier to just bite the bullet and get a WiFi card for the computer.




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