Try using the automatic settings once you've connected to the access point. For more networking tips, check out the C|Net Networking Forum. There are some good tips and experts who can assist with networking troubleshooting.
You should be able to connect wirelessly with the access point in a different room without trouble.
i want to access netflix. best buy today sold me a samsung wireless lan adapter and said it should be easy. it's not, clearly. i plug the adapter in, put in my ip address (same one from my laptop), put in my wifi name n password where they ask for it under "proxy" and i cant seem to get a connection to the wifi at all. what am i doing wrong and how can i connect wirelessly? the cable modem is in another room.