Wireless LAN without a router

Discussion in 'A+ Certification' started by Me, Sep 21, 2004.

  1. Me

    Me Guest

    Hi,

    I have a laptop computer with an embedded wireless card and a desktop
    computer. The desktop is connected to the internet and has a printer. I want
    to network the two computers wirelessly so I can access the internet and use
    the printer from the laptop. My question is: can I do that by plugging in a
    wireless adapter to the desktop computer or I have to wire connect the
    desktop computer to a wireless router?

    Thanks
    Me, Sep 21, 2004
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  2. Me

    Me Guest

    Thanks

    "Billy" <> wrote in message
    news:5BO3d.6107$...
    >
    > "Me" <> wrote in message
    > news:414f8ccc$0$13726$...
    > > Hi,
    > >
    > > I have a laptop computer with an embedded wireless card and a desktop
    > > computer. The desktop is connected to the internet and has a printer.

    > I want
    > > to network the two computers wirelessly so I can access the internet

    > and use
    > > the printer from the laptop. My question is: can I do that by plugging

    > in a
    > > wireless adapter to the desktop computer or I have to wire connect the
    > > desktop computer to a wireless router?
    > >
    > > Thanks
    > >

    > You could add a wireless card to the desktop and run an ad hoc wireless
    > network, but why (even for dial-up)?
    > You will add a lot of security, for about the same cost. by using a
    > 4-port wireless router. You may even have better connectivity at a
    > further distance and speeds will be better. Should you ever add another
    > desktop, or multiple wireless, or host a LAN party; you already have the
    > equipment.
    >
    >
    Me, Sep 22, 2004
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