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How To Link Two Laptops Without A Router?


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#1 IoRiY

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Posted 05 June 2006 - 03:42 AM

I was thinking about how to explain it clearly and I decided to just keep it simple and ask what I want as the result:

Me and my friend each has a laptop tha we usually bring to school to do notes. During lunch time we sometimes get bored and play some games. Recently we are thinking about how to link them together so we can LAN. But in a high school there aren't available wireless networks and we don't have a place to set up a router (even if we do we wont' bring a router around all the time...). So how to set up a LAN between us?

Both computers are Centrino, is there anyways to set up a connection through wireless network card? If not, any other ways to achieve it?

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Posted 05 June 2006 - 05:02 AM

In the spirt of keeping it simple I have provided a link. What you want to do is referred to as "ad hoc" mode.

http://www.pc-counselor.com/ad-hoc.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ad_hoc
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ad_hoc#Ad_hoc_computer_network
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Posted 05 June 2006 - 02:57 PM

All you need in the hardware department is a "crossover" ethernet cable. The rest of the setup requires making settings that acklan has pointed out.

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Posted 06 June 2006 - 06:16 AM

just use an usb cable from ebay and u'r problem will be solved.

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Posted 07 June 2006 - 12:38 AM

A standard USB cable will not work. As a matter of fact you can damage your computer if you plug a standard USB cable in. The voltage supplied will damage the USB port. A specialze cable, much like an ethernet crossover cabel, will prevent damage. The cable is called a "USB Data Transfer Cable".



http://froogle.google.com/froogle?q=USB+Da...roogle&ct=title
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