Setting up an Ad-Hoc system, advice needed.

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by Geoff Collins, Dec 3, 2004.

  1. Hi Guys,
    I am trying to get a wireless system setup at home and think the Ad-Hoc
    system looks best for me. The more I read about wireless networking the more
    confused I get so would like some advice.
    My desktop computer is running windows 98 with an Alcatel Speedtouch
    broadband modem connected. My Mobile is running windows XP Home and has an
    Intel Pro Wireless LAN 2100 3B mini PCI Adapter fitted. Can I just purchase
    a USB network adapter to fit on the desktop and then configure both
    computers to work together or, does having Windows 98 as the OS for my
    desktop (host computer) not allow this. Is it correct that windows 98
    doesn't have Internet Connection Sharing available. If I upgrade the host
    computer to windows 98 should the setup I've described actually work?
    Thanks in advance for any help or advice,
    Geoff (Guernsey, Channel Islands)
     
    Geoff Collins, Dec 3, 2004
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  2. My recommendation is spend the same amount of money and buy a wireless
    router. It's easier and it offers you more options and protection.

    Carey

    "Geoff Collins" <> wrote in message
    news:41b0339c$0$220$...
    > Hi Guys,
    > I am trying to get a wireless system setup at home and think the Ad-Hoc
    > system looks best for me. The more I read about wireless networking the
    > more confused I get so would like some advice.
    > My desktop computer is running windows 98 with an Alcatel Speedtouch
    > broadband modem connected. My Mobile is running windows XP Home and has an
    > Intel Pro Wireless LAN 2100 3B mini PCI Adapter fitted. Can I just
    > purchase a USB network adapter to fit on the desktop and then configure
    > both computers to work together or, does having Windows 98 as the OS for
    > my desktop (host computer) not allow this. Is it correct that windows 98
    > doesn't have Internet Connection Sharing available. If I upgrade the host
    > computer to windows 98 should the setup I've described actually work?
    > Thanks in advance for any help or advice,
    > Geoff (Guernsey, Channel Islands)
    >
     
    Carey Holzman, Dec 3, 2004
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