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Newby to wireless - Help with PC to Laptop Wireless Network

by Geordie9 / November 20, 2006 4:00 AM PST

Hi
I have a home pc with a Asus M2N32-SLI WIRELESS motherboard and an Advent 7109 wireless enabled laptop.
What I want to do is network them together so I can swap files, use the laptop to access the internet via the main pc and the ability to play games against my daughter is she uses the laptop and I use the main pc.
I would greatly appreiciate it if someone out there could help me out!!
Many thanks!

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The Easy Way...
by freezertroll / November 22, 2006 1:19 AM PST

The easiest way to set this up and be prepared for future additions to your network is to get a wireless router. Linksys, D-Link, Belkin...they all make them. And they all work fairly well. Linksys has been my choice for about 4 different setups. They also make wireless game adapters for Xbox, and the like that work really well.

Just follow the insturctions on set up, then come back here to learn how to secure it properly. Once that is done, the two machines will talk flawlessly, in theory anyway.

By using a wireless router, you not only make a secure bridge between your two PC's but also add a NAT firewall to your network making you less visible to the outside world. It will also allow you to control ports for remote access via VNC or gaming or pretty much whatever you want to do. This control means learning about security as well, so only open ports you know you will use.

Hope you get this going!

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