I tend to not duplicate ready web content.
It's all of 2 steps. Set the machines to adhoc, some name will be asked and bingo they network. However this doesn't mean you get to use his internet but just build an "adhoc network."
As to the bluetooth. You got the dongle but you need that CD of drivers and support software for it. Install that and it should get easier. Sorry there are a bluzillion varients of this dongle. I've yet to find a generic solution/driver/utility.
I have a compaq presario M2045AP laptop, which did not have bluetooth support. It's got Wireless networking inbuilt though.
I wanted to get bluetooth up and running on the system, and so bought a bluetooth -USB dongle. The dongle is fine, and gets detected by windows XP, -it installs the drivers, and the device manager shows it on the list of hardware too, but the bluetooth settings icon's still not visible on the control panel- and I cant detect my friends laptop , a Compaq presario 6612AU (With bluetooth and wireless integrated- running Windows Vista Home basic), and can't share files with each other.
Alll the online forums have talked about fiddling with the 'bluetooth settings' option in the control panel--- well I DONT have that on mine- so how do I activate bluetooth settings on my laptop, and start sharing files?-- please help me with a step by step guide, as i'm not very comfortable with fiddling around with expensive laptops.. heh heh. Also, could you tell me how to set up an ad-hoc peer to peer wireless network with my buddy's laptop?
a Few screenshots would be of great help