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Squiggle
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      10-28-2007
Having never needed to use a wireless network before i must admit to
being a bit clueless about them.

Now faced with the idea of a laptop with wireless access for uni next
year i am wondering if it is possible to connect two computers
wirelessly without an AP?

Can't justify the expense of two wireless adapters and an AP for the
infrequent use that it will get, but too lazy to want to fish round
under the desk to plug in another cat5 cable everytime i need to
transfer something between the two machines.

So.. can it be done (without too much sodding round)?
 
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sam
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      10-28-2007
Squiggle wrote:
> Having never needed to use a wireless network before i must admit to
> being a bit clueless about them.
>
> Now faced with the idea of a laptop with wireless access for uni next
> year i am wondering if it is possible to connect two computers
> wirelessly without an AP?
>
> Can't justify the expense of two wireless adapters and an AP for the
> infrequent use that it will get, but too lazy to want to fish round
> under the desk to plug in another cat5 cable everytime i need to
> transfer something between the two machines.
>
> So.. can it be done (without too much sodding round)?


Yes
Its called an ad hoc connection, its like using a crossover cable
You can forward an internet connection over it too.

There are quite a few guides around
http://www.home-network-help.com/ad-...s-network.html
 
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      10-28-2007
sam wrote:

> Yes
> Its called an ad hoc connection, its like using a crossover cable
> You can forward an internet connection over it too.
>
> There are quite a few guides around
> http://www.home-network-help.com/ad-...s-network.html


Thanks muchly, just what i needed to know.

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      10-28-2007

"Squiggle" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> sam wrote:
>
>> Yes
>> Its called an ad hoc connection, its like using a crossover cable
>> You can forward an internet connection over it too.
>>
>> There are quite a few guides around
>> http://www.home-network-help.com/ad-...s-network.html

>
> Thanks muchly, just what i needed to know.
>
> Karma++


Also some Gigabyte Wifi cards came with a "Soft AP" - basically software
that jsut acts as an AP...guess its still using ad-hoc but making it look
nicer


 
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