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How to connect one laptop to another via your wireless cards using windows 7

First of all, this connection is used for sharing media or even sharing a valid internet connection....... now if you go open network and sharing centre, click on set up a new connection or network, scroll down to set up a wireless ad hoc (computer to computer) network, click next and read some information about this connection then click next, once you click next you can name you connection to what ever you like and you can also set up you security type, once you have done this you can choose to save the network. if you do not save the network it will not show up after you have used it. the finally click next and your computer will set up the network. now on the computer you DID NOT set the network on search for wireless devices and click on your device that you set up, enter the password (if you set one) and enjoy!!! also this can be done via two desktop computers if they both have wireless cards!!!!

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My xbox 360 cant get a valid ip adress from my router to ad an extender to share media with my pc.And my internet connection is fine.


You dont need an internet connection to add an extender, but also if you are doing the xbox live network test, make sure you turn on INTERNET CONNECTION SHARING otherwise you will not connect,run a pc - xbox , then media connection test, etc, also make sure you have the media centre open on your computer also. Good Luck.

Nov 16, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Can not connect xbox to vista basic laptop (using an ethernet cable to connect console to pc) (pc is on wireless internet), have set media sharing on in Windows Media Player. Vista Basic does noy have Media Center


If it doesnt have media center, just right click and share any folders you want to stream through your xbox.

Also might be useful to open file and media sharing in network settings.

Apr 03, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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