Two laptops, no luck!

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by Guest, Nov 15, 2004.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I am afraid this is going to seem a bit dumb, but I have two computers, both
    new laptops with wifi, and both using windows XP sp2. They're in neighbouring
    rooms, and I'd like set up a simple adhoc network or whatever its called.
    Having spent hours going through the 'Help and Support' entries, I found I
    was just going round in circles and the compters keep saying no wireless
    network available.
    Is there anyone who can explain what I'm doing wrong?
    Thanks for your time
    Guest, Nov 15, 2004
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    Malke Guest

    Do you have a wireless cable/dsl router or a wireless access point? How
    do you normally connect to the Internet?

    Malke, Nov 15, 2004
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    Guest Guest

    I connect to the internet using a dsl (broadband) connection. Once again, not
    to simplify things too much but it just plugs into the back of my main
    computer. I think its a LAN Rhine II fast ethernet adapter. I think the big
    problem though, is that my two computers don't seem to be able to detect each
    Thanks again for your time.
    Guest, Nov 15, 2004
  4. If you'd like to work this through one-on-one, send me an email at
    and I will walk you through the steps.

    Carey Holzman, Nov 16, 2004
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    Malke Guest

    It doesn't sound to me like you have a wireless cable/dsl router or a
    wireless access point. It sounds like you just have a dsl modem and
    your main computer is plugged into that directly. If this is your
    setup, you need to add the equipment I mentioned. Here is a link to
    network setup information by Linksys - you don't have to buy Linksys
    equipment, of course:

    After you've gone there, if you have more questions, please post back to
    this thread.

    Malke, Nov 16, 2004
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