Wireless lan setup


#1

I have this motherboard: P5B-MX/WiFi-AP

it seems to have this wifi thingy in it...

okay so i want to share files and the internets with an older computer which does not have any wireless capabilities.

what kind of device(s?) would i need to make this work?

im guessing just a wireless card for the older computer would do the trick? or would i also have to get a router?

im new to wifi. help me SOMEONE ;n;

i think itll help to get the facts in order

1 DSL Connection

going into the backside of PC (A)

which is connected to an older PC (B) with a crossover cable.

i just want to make this connection wireless


#2

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I have this motherboard: P5B-MX/WiFi-AP

it seems to have this wifi thingy in it…

okay so i want to share files and the internets with an older computer which does not have any wireless capabilities.

what kind of device(s?) would i need to make this work?

im guessing just a wireless card for the older computer would do the trick? or would i also have to get a router?

im new to wifi. help me SOMEONE ;n;

i think itll help to get the facts in order

1 DSL Connection

going into the backside of PC (A)

which is connected to an older PC (B) with a crossover cable.

i just want to make this connection wireless

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you will just need wifi card for your older pc and share that dsl connection over that wifi connection

assuming that your dsl connection is wired and hooked in a lan card


#3

@sk currently i think to share DSL with PC (B) u need to keep the PC(a) open all the time , instead you should buy wireless router and a wifi card for pc(B) and share the dsl without wires and you won't need PC(a) to be open all the time either


#4

thanks guys, i just got the wifi card for the other computer. and im finding it extremely difficult to set up a network. >.<

i didnt read your post before, salmanahmed, so i wouldve bought a router as well. my computer (PC-A) is on all the time, but i like the idea of the other computer not depending on this one.

i cant believe how difficult this is


#5

u need to set up an ad hoc wireless network. google for it, there are tutorials on the internet. One recommendation though, terminate ur DSL on teh old lower end PC, so even if you have to keep it on, it will consume less power, also if u dont use the old pc much, it will work as a good dmz, u wont have to worry much abt the side effects of open ports. this is the setup i use


#6

ive been trying to set up ad hoc for a few hours now :,c

my brother uses the other computer, so he needs the internet.

and i dont know what a dmz is :c


#7

sk u had been on a wired network so it should be not much difficult for you to setup a wireless network

googled some links for you

Making the Wireless Home Network Connection in Windows XP Without a Router

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/networking/expert/bowman_02april08.mspx

Set up a wireless network without a router

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/networking/setup/adhoc.mspx

How to Build a Wireless Network Without Using a Broadband Router

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/418/1

anyways do get a router and make your life easier


#8

Easiest solution is to get a cheap wired or wireless router. Using your mother board's built in access point feature is pointless given how cheap the routers are today.

If you had posted this earlier, I would have given you a free (wired) router I had kicking about till last week =)

If you are pressed, and cannot get things to work, I suggest concentrating your effort on the configuration of the PC with the AP capability as opposed to the old PC; the old PC just has to log on the "network" the AP creates...in that sense, it either works or doesn't.

p.s. DMZ means demilitarized zone or, basically, any computer that is within this zone, is not protected by the built in firewall / port shielding of the AP. DMZ is used for computers that need to be completely open to the internet because of special applications requirements which cannot be satisfied with basic port forwarding / triggers.


#9

im able to make a network, but it still shows a cross on the systray icon. even though its connected to it (it shows the disconnect button at the bottom).

maybe the built in wifi in this computer is broken or something.

thanks everyone for all the help, im going to get a router and play with it tomorrow. today i have to work ;n;


#10

i suppose ur using XP. ad hoc networking on XP is just weird


#11

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