Add a computer to an existing wireless network

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by Guest, Sep 26, 2005.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    We have three computers in our house (2 desktops and one laptop). The
    wireless connection is installed and working on 1 desktop and the laptop.
    Now I want to add my desktop to the existing wireless network, but can't seem
    to figure out how to do that. I could use any help! thanks
     
    Guest, Sep 26, 2005
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    Jack \(MVP\) Guest

    Hi

    Since you did not indicate what is the Network hardware that you use, I would assume
    that you have a Wireless cable/DSL Router, or an Access Point.

    You probably need to install a Wireless card in the additional computer and configure it
    to connect to the Wireless source.

    I need a Wireless Card what should I get? - http://www.ezlan.net/faq#wcard

    Wireless Basic Configuration - http://www.ezlan.net/Wireless_Config.html

    Wireless Security - http://www.ezlan.net/Wireless_Security.html

    Jack (MVP-Networking).
     
    Jack \(MVP\), Sep 27, 2005
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    Guest Guest

    Jack, I just recently bought a Linksys USB network adapter for my computer
    and we have cable internet so we have a cable modem and a Dell True Mobile
    Router connected to the main computer. We've had much difficulty setting up
    this wireless internet network. When we purchased the laptop, we had a
    really difficult time getting that to connect to the wireless network. I
    have tried so many things and am really frustrated. Could you give me basic
    instructions on how I would go about connecting my computer with the existing
    wireless network?

    I saw a set of instructions that said use a flash card, 1. plug it into the
    primary computer, go through the wireless connection wizard, then 2. plug it
    into the WAP (which I can't because it isn't USB capable) and 3. plug it into
    my computer and 4. plug it back into the main computer. My problem right now
    is #2. Do you have suggestions for subtitutions to that approach?

    I appreciate all your help!

    Liane
     
    Guest, Sep 27, 2005
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