''Wireless Home Networking for Dummies''
Well, the reiviews for that book seem pretty good?
I want to set up a small home network - basically, just to share files between my PC and Laptop (both running Win XP home edition), hopefully to also share access to the internet (using the PC as the gateway - hope that's the correct term?)
I know ZERO about doing this - I do know that the windows XP wizard for helping you do this - didn't help me - at all....
Can anybody recommend a basic (and I mean 'basic' - we're talking 'see spot run' basic)book on setting up a home wireless network? Got to be basic, but also got to result in me having a network at the end of the day...
I realise I could probably get all the info I need, here - but I'd like to try and do this myself - if I can create something like this, I'm more likely to understand problems if/when they occur - that said, I've no doubt I'll be requesting some help during the process - even with the best of luck!
I have a Linksys Home Wireless-G PC Card for my laptop
For my PC, I have a PRISM 802.11G Wireless Adaptor (3890)
(ummm....so my device manager tells me....lol)
I tried and failed to connect the two, so their may be some of my 'crap' to undo before I can even start? Who knows....
I just don't have the knowledge to actual get it up and running....
I think I have all the actual hardware I need for printer/scanner sharing, stand alone HD sharing and possibly, broadband.
I've gone to Amazon, to check for some 'self help' manuals - but there are quite a few!
Any suggestions or other advice, greatly appreciated!
This was the FIRST book I looked at - as you can see, the only two customer reviews for this item AREN'T encouraging
Thanks for reading this far....