A little confusion on my part:
You say the second laptop is connected to the first via a crossover cable. This would lead one to believe you a using some sort of proxy server software to distribute an internet connection. Then you say you wirelessly connect as well. But to what? Is there a wireless router somewhere in your house?
I have broadband service at home (300K)
and I have used it for some time on two
laptops: first laptops gets brodband service
directly on USB port and second laptop is
connected to first by ethernet cable (cross).
Both laptop have WInXPpro and this is just
a standard "home network" set up with winXP.
I recently bought two wireless cards and I have
set up the home network in such a way that
the second laptop can get the internet access
EITHER wirelessly OR again with ethernet cable.
When I use the ethernet-cable option everything
is fine as usual, but when I use the wireless
connection THERE IS A CONSIDERABLE REDUCTION IN
SPEED OF INTERNET ACCESS FOR THE SECOND LAPTOP.
Is that normal?
The wireless network appears to work at 11M
and since the internet access is 300K I thought
that naively 11M would not create a bottle-neck.
Is there some softare or setup which could fix
the speed problem?
Would it help if I get a faster broadband access
(say 600K) ?
many thanks in advance