Creating ad-hoc wireless network with company laptop to home PC

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by Guest, Feb 13, 2006.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest


    I apologise if this is really straightforwardm but I have no experience of
    wireless networks at all.

    I have a laptop from my office which has a built-in wireless adapter =. I
    cannot change the Domain of this laptop.

    Ony my home PC, I have a USB Wireless adapter. I also have a broadband

    I want to be able to see files/printers and use my broadband connection on
    my home PC from my laptop.

    On the PC, there is a message saying that the network is connected, but I am
    unable to see anything (or use the broadband connection) of the home PC from
    the laptop.

    Could someone give me some pointers please?

    Guest, Feb 13, 2006
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  2. Hi
    As far as using a Wireless Laptop in various Network environments, read

    I can not help you with the Wireless Connection at home since it is Not
    clear what do you have that act as Wireless Source? Do you have a Wireless
    Router? Is the Wireless USB card is connected to a Wireless source?

    Jack (MVP-Networking).
    Jack \(MVP-Networking\)., Feb 14, 2006
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  3. Guest

    Guest Guest


    No, I do not have a router at all. I simply have a Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter
    in my home desktop PC. I have a wireless car in the laptop and so I am
    trying to create an ad-hoc wireless network with no router.

    The laptop syas that the connection has been established, but I can't see
    any of the shared files/folders and can't use the internet through the
    desktops broadband connection.

    Guest, Feb 14, 2006
  4. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I am having the same problem i have a pc and a laptop both running windows
    xp. The laptop has a toshiba wireless lan mini pci card. The pc has a belkin
    wireless G usb network adapter. Both have been installed with drivers. I have
    run network setup wizard on both and followed it through. I am able to plug
    in the usb wireless adapter and my laptop's wireless network connection will
    detect it and it says signal strength excellent. But i cant manage to view
    shared documents or access internet on laptop.

    PS i have a broadband modem connected to my desktop and i can surf the net
    Guest, Feb 14, 2006
  5. Jack \(MVP-Networking\)., Feb 15, 2006
  6. Guest

    Guest Guest


    I followed everything on that hyperlink, but the network still does not seem
    to work! I guess I really need a router, but that'll have to wait a while!

    Thanks anyway,
    Guest, Feb 19, 2006
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