Wireless network setup! please help

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by Guest, Mar 21, 2005.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Hi. I'm trying to set up a wireless network over three
    computers. All three of the computers are connected
    through the internet, through my computer. I have a
    Linksys wireless router, and both of the other desktops
    have wireless adapters in them already, but not mine (I
    am not sure if I need one or not for a network). I have
    tried many things to get the computers connected for file
    sharing (which is all I really want, besides an internet
    connection). I have tried setting up a new connection, a
    wireless connection, a network. None of these work, or
    maybe I'm just doing it wrong. Could someone please help
    me with my problem? Thanks! -Jared
    Guest, Mar 21, 2005
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    WLW Guest

    WLW, Mar 21, 2005
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    Guest Guest

    ok thanks, I'll give it a try
    Guest, Mar 22, 2005
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    Guest Guest

    I found that article incredibly confusing. For instance, it was written with
    the ONE interface for the ONE router in mind...
    Guest, Mar 22, 2005
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    Jack \(MVP\) Guest


    Unfortunately there is a confusion that derive from the usage of words like
    Sharing (for Internet Sharing and File Sharing), and security (to Internet
    security and Wireless security.

    The two types of Sharing and two type of security are not practically
    related one to the other beside the fact that they both have to do with
    Network computers.

    If you can use the Internet from all the Networked computers it means that
    you can share the Internet and that there is a connection between your
    computers and the switch on the Router.

    At this point if you want to share files between the Networked computers you
    have to configure the Network's Sharing setting on each computer (this
    process is the same for wired or and wireless connection, and has nothing to
    do with Internet Sharing).

    May be this can Help: http://www.ezlan.net/sharing.html

    Jack (MVP-Networking).
    Jack \(MVP\), Mar 22, 2005
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    WLW Guest

    I'm sorry you found it confusing.

    People often get confused with Wireless Networking, Wireless Ad-Hoc
    Networks, Wireless Infrastructure-Mode Networks, Microsoft Windows Networks,
    Workgroups, Domains, Microsoft Domain Names, Internet Domain Names... Too
    many similar names for things that are different.

    Don't worry, if it was easy we wouldn't need support groups.

    Please see my response to your other posting.
    I hope it helps,
    WLW, Mar 23, 2005
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