laptop to home computer networking

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by banjo, Dec 21, 2006.

  1. banjo

    banjo Guest

    laptop to home computer networking

    hi
    i have a laptop with wifi.
    i have a home computer with a usb wifi.

    my question is this, can i connect both comps by wifi, without having a
    router.?


    i know that if i want to use them on the internet, then i need a router, but
    what about computer to computer.
    banjo, Dec 21, 2006
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  2. banjo

    Lem Guest

    banjo wrote:
    > laptop to home computer networking
    >
    > hi
    > i have a laptop with wifi.
    > i have a home computer with a usb wifi.
    >
    > my question is this, can i connect both comps by wifi, without having a
    > router.?
    >
    >
    > i know that if i want to use them on the internet, then i need a router, but
    > what about computer to computer.
    >
    >
    >
    >


    Sure. It's called an ad hoc network. You will only be able to use WEP
    security (rather than WPA). This is an old article, but the principles
    remain the same:
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/networking/expert/bowman_02april08.mspx

    --
    Lem MS MVP -- Networking

    To the moon and back with 64 Kbits of RAM and 512 Kbits of ROM.
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    Lem, Dec 21, 2006
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