Help a beginner!!!

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by Guest, Apr 20, 2005.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Hello, i am a complete beginner with regards to newtworking. i would like to
    set up a wireless network in my house to share an internet connection,
    scanner, and printer. i have a main pc with a free PCI slots, another pc with
    no free PCI slot (however does have a free USB port) and a laptop with a free
    PCMCIA slot. what are the minimum components i need to buy to set up this
    network? are there any web pages anyone can recommend to guide me through
    networking step by step?

    Cheers, Sam
    Guest, Apr 20, 2005
    1. Advertisements

  2. Guest

    Malke Guest

    Here are some links that will help you. I include the Linksys link not
    because you must buy Linksys hardware of course, but because the
    pictures are helpful.

    Linksys networking information

    Wireless Network Setup Wizard SP2

    Wireless - Basic Configuration -
    Wireless - Basic Security -
    MVP Barb Bowman on wireless security -
    The six dumbest ways to secure a wireless LAN -

    And for general networking: (Home)

    Malke, Apr 20, 2005
    1. Advertisements

  3. Arkady Frenkel, Apr 20, 2005
  4. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Beginners normally find it hard to configure networks using Windows tool
    (frankly i dont blame them), try suing network magic, and also try setting up
    a firewall. If you are going wireless try using something like Zone Alarm

    good luck!


    MVP wannabe
    Guest, Apr 21, 2005
  5. Guest

    Rob D Guest

    Why blame them? He probably won't have much success anyway.
    Rob D, Apr 21, 2005
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.